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If you are seeking a career in medicine, research or biotechnology, consider Earlham's Biochemistry program which combines studies in chemistry and biology.

Our major is particularly popular with students who are planning to attend medical school, veterinary school, and public health or other health science fields.

The biochemistry major provides students with a strong foundation in cell biology, molecular biology, and chemistry with a strong emphasis on research and hands-on learning.

Renovated in 2013 at the cost of $17.6 million, Stanley Hall has modernized and reconfigured labs for optimal collaboration between chemistry, biology and biochemistry. Beginning in the first semester, our students utilize a wide variety of state-of-the-art instrumentation.


Earlham ranks in the top ten in the U.S. for the percentage of our graduates who earn doctorates in the life sciences.

Biochemistry majors are encouraged to study abroad. Science faculty members have led semester-long off-campus programs to Tanzania, England, Oak Ridge, France and New Zealand.

Our students have access to paid internships at locations such as the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research and the Indiana University School of Medicine Stark Neuroscience Research Institute.

Recent graduates have entered M.D. or Ph.D. programs at Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin and others.