- Biochemistry I and II
- Cell Biology
- Chemistry I and II
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry I and II
- Physical Chemistry I and II
- Animal Physiology
- Bioinorganic Chemistry
- Biology of Cancer
- Biology of Invertebrates
- Evolutionary Biology
- Plant Diversity
- Monroe County (NY) Crime Laboratory
- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Recent Medical Schools
- SUNY Upstate Medical University
- University at Buffalo
- Virginia Tech
Recent Graduate Schools
- Boston College
- Cornell University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Rockefeller University
- Texas A&M University
- The Ohio State University
- University of Chicago
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Washington
- Yale University
Why study biochemistry at Geneseo?
The biochemistry major is a challenging program for ambitious students who are interested in how physical and chemical processes determine how living things work.
Students develop a great deal of camaraderie with their peers, based on studying and researching together in the Integrated Science Center. Opportunities to work with faculty on their own research projects provides hands-on experience with sophisticated equipment, much of which is usually found only at the graduate level.
- BS in Biochemistry
- BA in Biology
- BS in Biology
- BA in Chemistry
- BS in Chemistry (ACS-certified)
- Minor in Biology
- Minor in Chemistry
- More than 40 percent of Geneseo undergraduates take on a research project.
- Majors are encouraged to present their work at local or national meetings and symposia.
- Graduates perform well on national assessment exams, with several students scoring in the 90th percentile or above.
- Graduates are routinely sought after by graduate schools and employers.
- The Association of American Medical Colleges ranks Geneseo 12th in New York State for undergraduate institutions supplying 50 or more applicants to U.S. medical schools in 2020–21.
Example Career Fields
Medicine—medical doctor, veterinarian, and allied health fields, including physician assistant, nursing, physical therapy, pharmaceuticals, and dentistry
Biotechnology—manipulating living organisms to design or enhance vaccines, medicines, therapies, energy, or food
Research & Development—developing useful products while factoring in business considerations
Laboratory Science—bench experimentation, hospital research, or public health
Sustainability Practice—development and evaluation of products to make a better world
Law—patent determination and policy creation for ethical use of biochemical technologies
Employment of biochemists and biophysicists is projected to grow 15% through 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Travis Bailey, Associate Professor of Biology