Biochemistry-Molecular Biology (BS)

In addition to our Biology major, Houston Baptist University also offers a Biochemistry-Molecular Biology (BCMB) major.

Biochemistry-Molecular Biology is an interdisciplinary major with courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

It is a major for those seeking a challenge.

This major incorporates the training needed for students to compete for spaces in medical school, dental school or graduate programs in the biological sciences, in addition to entry-level employment in biomedical research at academic institutions and in the biotechnology industry.

To further the student research experience, the Biology Department at HBU offers a Biology Honors program for exceptional Biology or Biochemistry-Molecular Biology majors.  The Biology Honors program consists of a year-long independent research project under the guidance of a Biology faculty member.  Selected students conduct their research on a topic of their choice and then write and defend a thesis.  Students will receive course credit for their work and an “Honors” notation on their transcript. Contact Dr. Lisa Ellis for more information.

Biochemistry-Molecular Biology students are encouraged to apply for summer positions in research institutions. Students from HBU have been accepted into summer research programs at University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, and Rice University.

Biochemistry-Molecular Biology and Biology are housed in the Department of Biology. But the entire College of Science and Mathematics is involved in the Biochemistry-Molecular Biology major.

Sound like something you can handle? Contact us to learn more or go ahead and apply!