• <a href="/live/image/gid/62/width/650/86681_DIV-B2-0417-0027.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86681"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/62/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86681_DIV-B2-0417-0027.rev.1610668160.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/62/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86681_DIV-B2-0417-0027.rev.1610668160.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/62/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86681_DIV-B2-0417-0027.rev.1610668160.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/62/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86681_DIV-B2-0417-0027.rev.1610668160.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/62/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86681_DIV-B2-0417-0027.rev.1610668160.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/62/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86681_DIV-B2-0417-0027.rev.1610668160.jpg" alt="Students who study BCMB gain a deep understanding of many of science?s most fundamental questions. " width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/62/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86681_DIV-B2-0417-0027.rev.1610668160.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/62/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86681_DIV-B2-0417-0027.rev.1610668160.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Students who study BCMB gain a deep understanding of many of science’s most fundamental questions. </div>

As our understanding of the molecular basis of life increases, the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology are rapidly expanding. Our program focuses on experiential learning and project-based lab work, meaning that a major in biochemistry and molecular biology (BCMB) at Lewis & Clark is all about “doing science.” Our interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students for careers in biochemical and biomedical research, biotechnology, and genetic engineering, and is ideal for those planning to go on to graduate programs in biochemistry, genetics, or cell/molecular biology as well as medical, dental, or veterinary schools. Students who choose this challenging program develop critical thinking skills, oral and written communication skills, and a deep understanding of many of science’s most fundamental questions.


  • For anyone who is looking to get involved with research on campus, don’t be shy! The professors are wonderful and enjoy working with students.

    Luca Sax BA ’22
    Munich, Germany
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  • All my professors have played an important role in my education, not just academically but also by offering direction and support for life outside academics.

    Mollee Chenoweth BA ’22
    Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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  • I think of the liberal arts as a setting in which there is an excellent support system aiding you as perspectives are challenged and changed. It’s exciting, difficult, and rewarding.

    Max Frisbie BA ’22
    Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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