Check out our state of the art cell culture laboratory. Samples from this space and others can be analyzed by western blot with our Li-Core Odyssey imaging system or by fluorescence microscopy with one of our fluorescent microscopes. Maybe get a bit more technical with our high-performance liquid chromatograph, ultraviolet-visible spectrometer, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, or gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry? If you’ve got a passion for studying life at the molecular level, we would love to work with you. Lakeland’s professors have an impressive collection of high-tech tools they're excited to introduce you to. Together, using Lakeland’s deeply ingrained hands-on approach, you will unlock the many secrets of biochemistry. You will get a project, you will learn how to use and troubleshoot all of our instruments, you will learn how to obtain results, how to interpret those results, and how to explain those results to an audience.
A versatile major
Majoring in biochemistry opens up numerous career doors. A biochemistry degree from Lakeland will prepare you for medical school or pharmaceutical school, because your courses will meet the prerequisites for professional school acceptance.
If you’d prefer to go directly into the workforce, your Lakeland University biochemistry Bachelor of Science degree – and the plentiful internship opportunities with local companies – will make you an exceptionally attractive candidate for entry level positions involving chemistry.
And if you’d prefer to enter graduate school and focus on earning a Ph.D. or doctorate in biochemistry, that path is wide open as well. One former Lakeland University student is a Ph.D. candidate in biophysics at prestigious Johns Hopkins University. Another is a Ph.D. candidate in physical chemistry at the University of Michigan.
Students who have successfully completed a B.S. in Biochemistry from Lakeland University should be able to:
- Apply the principles of chemistry and biology to understand biological systems.
- Interpret scientific data.
- Develop plans for examining a biochemical question.
- Communicate scientific findings orally and in written form.
- Prepare for professional networking.
- Demonstrate an effective disposition toward scientific learning