Degree Options: Minor Only
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
Visit the Biochemistry Program
Study the chemical processes that serve as the foundation of all life.
As a minor in biochemistry, you will gain a rich understanding of structure and function of biological molecules that make up living systems. You will also learn about metabolic pathways and their clinical implications in diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer, and more importantly, how these pathways are connected. The biochemistry minor will give you a strong foundation to pursue a career in medicine, biotechnology, bioengineering, biochemistry, and other growing biomedical science-related fields.
Modern scientific research is increasingly interdisciplinary, and undergraduate science programs at Fordham are designed to reflect that. The biochemistry minor is an interdisciplinary minor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biological Sciences that draws on the natural sciences as well.
At Fordham, in-class instruction is only the beginning of your collaboration with faculty. As a biochemistry minor, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in research activities with faculty in the biology and chemistry departments, gaining hands-on lab experience with research mentors in fields such as tissue engineering and bioprinting, tumor-targeting, peptide biochemistry, targeting human papilloma virus, DNA replisome and its mechanisms, and many more. Successful students often become co-authors of journal articles and present their research at national and regional conferences, where they have also received awards.
If you are interested in pursuing pre-health-related careers or graduate studies in biochemistry, bioengineering, or biomedical sciences, the biochemistry minor at Fordham will prepare you for further learning and career opportunities in this exciting field.
Of course, you’ll learn more than biochemistry here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, history, mathematics, languages, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education. We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.