- Academic English Studies (ESL)
- Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
- East Asian Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Exploration and Discovery
- Foreign Languages
- French Studies
- Gender Studies
- German Studies
- Health Professions
- Hispanic Studies
- International Affairs
- Latin American Studies
- Mathematics/Computer Science
- Political Economy
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Rhetoric and Media Studies (formerly Communication)
- Sociology and Anthropology
How does memory work?
How do nerve cells get connected to each other so that we can see?
Why do mutations in certain genes make us susceptible to cancer?
As our understanding of the molecular basis of life increases, the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology are rapidly expanding. From the science of DNA to the ethics of genetic engineering, our program immerses students in the intricacies of this fascinating scientific discipline.
With a focus on experiential learning and project-based lab work, a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Lewis & Clark is all about ‘doing science.’ Opportunities for collaborative work are everywhere; most seniors collaborate with faculty members, receiving invaluable one-on-one mentoring in the practice of data analysis and experimental design. Recent Biochemistry and Molecular Biology students have presented at the American Society of Cell Biology national meeting, and have published research and findings in Developmental Neurobiology and Genetics.
Administered jointly by the Biology and Chemistry departments, the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major is interdisciplinary; it draws from physics, chemistry, biology, and math. The program prepares students for careers in biochemical and biomedical research, biotechnology, and genetic engineering, and is ideal for students planning to go on to graduate programs in biochemistry, genetics, and cell or molecular biology and medical, dental, or veterinary schools.
Students who choose this challenging program develop critical thinking skills, great oral and written communication skills, and a deep understanding of many of science’s most fundamental questions.
September 17th, 2014
4:30pm - 6:00pm:
Student Science Research Poster Conference
Students present their summer work on topics as diverse as parallel computing and security, reaction-diffusion equations with applications in chemistry, social motivation and acoustic communication, and arachnids in the Caribbean.
September 24th, 2014
9:00am - 2:30pm:
American Red Cross Blood Drive
SLS & the CARE Committee present the American Red Cross Blood Drive.
Give blood. Save lives.
October 25th, 2014
An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye — scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor—will bring his special brand of pop culture science literacy to Portland on Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Pamplin Sports Center at Lewis & Clark, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road. The event is open to public; doors open at 6 p.m.
At the event, Nye will delve into his early history, the importance of science education, and inspiring others to change the world through it. Nye has worked to make science entertaining and accessible for most of his life. He initially discovered a talent for tutoring in high school, and spent afternoons and summers demystifying math for his fellow students.