Students have an opportunity to earn a B.S. in one of the following areas: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Forensic Science. An integrated undergraduate/graduate (B.S. / M.S.) program is available for students interested in taking a deeper dive into the field of Biotechnology.
Learn science by doing science
Course and Program Highlights
Get experience in the lab with BMB 488
Students engaging in research through BMB 488 have two support networks: scientists at different career stages in the research laboratory, and a peer group of other students who participate in the seminar portion of the class together.
BMB 497: Scientific Writing in Life Science
Exciting New Course Coming Spring 2020
11:15 - 12:45 P.M.
SCIRES Certificate Program
Write a thesis about your undergraduate research project and have the experience notated on your transcript as the Science Research Distinction certificate.
Penn State forms affiliation with Penn State Hershey Medical Laboratory Science Program
This new affiliation provides another excellent opportunity for the Biotech, CLS students to gain the required clinical training experience.
BMB Selected as Beckman Scholars Program
The Pennsylvania State University was selected by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation as 1 of 12 institutions to receive a 2019 Beckman Scholars Program Award.
Erin Kelly earns Peter T. Luckie Award
Erin Kelly, a rising Senior, earns Peter T. Luckie Award for Outstanding Research at the
Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Exhibition.
Rachel Swope receives competitive Goldwater Scholarship
Rachel Swope has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Students Awarded 2020 Erickson Discovery Grants
Several undergraduate students within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) have been selected to receive 2020 Erickson Discovery Grants.
Meet Our Students
Meet Bryce Katch
Meet Bryce, a Junior majoring in both Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Chemical Engineering. After graduation he plans to pursue his education in engineering and be involved in research that interfaces with the medical setting impacts people directly.
Meet Cailtyn Serafin
Meet Caitlyn, a Senior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Not only does she want to become a dentist, but someone who helps people and helps ease the fear of anxious patients, working with them develop the smile they have always wanted.
Meet Emma Stockman
Meet Emma Stockham, a Sophomore from Stafford, Virginia, majoring in Microbiology. Her interest and love for science was influenced by her late father, Rex Stockham, who proudly served his country as a Special Agent in the FBI.
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