Biochemistry is an exciting, cutting-edge field that directly works with the biomolecules needed for life's processes. The Indiana Wesleyan University Biochemistry major is designed to integrate the Christian perspective with a rigorous background and training in this exciting field.

Graduates of this program will be equipped with knowledge and skills for a wide variety of options in chemistry and the life sciences, including:

  • Entrance into graduate school to obtain a master's or Ph.D. degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, or the biomedical sciences - an option which prepares the student for a research and/or teaching career.
  • Entrance into professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine.
  • Entry-level positions in biochemical and related discipline research laboratories in academia or the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Entrance into a combined degree program such as an M.D./Ph.D. program.

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* CHE-490 is a Biology/Chemistry course that applies to both areas. Students may choose either BIO-495 or CHE-495.

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The Chemistry faculty at IWU have diverse backgrounds, coming with industrial, government, and even seminary experience. The many years of experience represented by the faculty listed below offer students a variety of viewpoints on how chemistry can be used and why chemistry is important. Active research projects involve everything from the discovery of new antimalarial drugs to development of fiber optics to environmental and forensic chemistry. Research is seen as such a vital part of the education process that all students are required to become involved in at least one of the projects for a part of the time they are at IWU.

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Dennis Brinkman; PhD Professor; Chemistry | Assoc Dean; Physical and Applied Science View Profile
David Duecker; MS, PhD Assoc Prof; Chemistry View Profile
Daniel Jones; DDS, PhD Professor; Biology View Profile
John Lakanen; PhD Assoc Prof; Chemistry | Div Chair; Natural Sciences View Profile
Benjamin Linger; PhD Assoc. Prof. Chemistry View Profile
Steven Tripp; PhD Assoc Prof; Chemistry View Profile
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