- Academic English Studies (ESL)
- Asian Studies
- Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
- Environmental Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Exploration and Discovery
- 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
- World Languages
What’s It Like?
No one can give you a better sense of what it’s really like to study biochemistry and molecular biology at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.
Mollee Chenoweth, BA ’22Hometown: Highlands Ranch, ColoradoExtracurriculars: Varsity Volleyball
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.
Max Frisbie, BA ’22Hometown: Mahtomedi, MinnesotaOverseas Program: AustraliaExtracurriculars: College Outdoors
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.
Mako Gedi, BA ’17Hometown: Portland, OregonExtracurriculars: Neuroscience Research, Community Engagement and Leadership in Science (CELS) Program Mentor
Lewis & Clark has molded me into an independent thinker, ready to ask the right questions at every turn.
Holly Hale, BA ’19Hometown: Stevensville, MontanaOverseas Program: London, EnglandExtracurriculars: Softball, research in Greg Hermann’s lab
Although we may not have a specific premed program, biochemistry and molecular biology is perfect because it satisfies most of the requirements medical schools are looking for.
Simran Handa, BA ’19Hometown: Mukilteo, WashingtonExtracurriculars: Research in Hermann Lab, LEAP Mentor with Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), Pre-Health Professions Club president, Gender Minorities in STEM president, Asian Student Union co-president, Writing Center peer tutor, SAAB tutor, lab TA for Biology, Student Alumni Association ambassador, Student Health Center assistant
At a liberal arts college, we have a great opportunity to take classes across many different departments and draw interdisciplinary connections; seize this chance while you can!
Puthyda Keath, BA ’19Hometown: Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia
Without the tremendous support from the L&C community, I would not be able to get such incredible hands-on experience in a professional working environment.
Talia Lichtenberg, BA ’20Hometown: West Linn, Oregon
I work with a great team of students who all care about making sure that we provide a sense of community.
David Nhek, BA ’22Hometown: Columbia, MissouriExtracurriculars: ASU, Health Professions Club
The skills that I will obtain from a liberal arts education will not only apply to my specific work area but also give me a deeper understanding of the world.
Luca Sax, BA ’22Hometown: Munich, GermanyOverseas Program: EcuadorExtracurriculars: Lead organizer for the Queer Student Union, president of the Gender Minorities in STEM club, Student Alumni Association ambassador
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.
Hannah Spears, BA ’18Hometown: Boulder, ColoradoExtracurriculars: Choir, Student Leadership and Service, Pre-Health Professionals Club
Structural Biochemistry taught me that developing analytical thinking skills is more important than memorization.
Jackson Thein, BA ’18Hometown: Burns, OregonOverseas Program: Ecuador Summer 2016Extracurriculars: Pamplin Society of Fellows, New Student Orientation Leader, Pioneer Success Institute Facilitator, Student Alumni Association, Student Health Advisory Board, Club Volleyball, Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid, Student Health Advisory Board, Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB), Pre-Health Professionals Club, Biology and Chemistry Teacher’s Assistant, Pioneer Passport to Leadership, College Honor Board
Professors here truly care about students beyond academics, and it makes Lewis & Clark such a special place that feels like home.
Asia Wooten, BA ’20Hometown: Eugene, OregonExtracurriculars: Piano performance, Chamber music
Now that I’ve become well aware of how to use the resources that are available to me, my grades have really demonstrated my hard work.