650
Undergraduate majors
35
Graduate students
$5.5M
Research awards
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Accredited by ASBMB

Our undergraduate program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), which recognizes the highest standards of quality and innovation in BMB education. Our majors have the opportunity to take a proficiency exam once they near completion of their degree requirements, which can be highlighted on their resumes and curriculum vitae to demonstrate competitiveness in the field.

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Course-Based Undergraduate Research

All BMB majors participate in authentic, course-based laboratory research as part of our undergraduate curriculum. Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) provide students the opportunity to gain research experience by participating in research projects conducted in the classroom. This model offers students more agency over their coursework, helping them feel more personally invested in their scientific studies while increasing their sense of belonging in STEM.

In Memoriam

Robert "Bob" Zimmermann, one of BMB's original faculty, passed away on May 9th, 2024 at the age of 86. Bob retired in 2014 after 41 years of service to the university. He will be remembered by his departmental colleagues as a good friend, a model professor, and a fair colleague who was willing to step up for just causes.

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12
Tenure-track faculty
5
Lecturers
3
Research/extension faculty
8
Postdoctoral/senior research fellows