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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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About Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Linfield

Biochemistry and molecular biology, as the intersection of the disciplines of chemistry and biology, applies the understanding of interplay of energy, atoms and molecules to the intricate processes which occur within a living cell. The department, attentive to the curriculum recommendations of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, coordinates pertinent course offerings from Linfield's departments of chemistry and biology to provide the framework of integration.

The degree requires a sequence of courses that provide background research in biomolecular sciences for employment at the bachelor's level or graduate training in related areas. It also provides preparation for students wanting to enter professional training programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or other health professions.

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Linfield's new science complex

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is located in the new Linfield University Science Complex. This brand-new 84,400-square-foot science complex has 11 state-of-the-art teaching labs, an expansive collaborative research area and study spaces, all dedicated to the sciences, in addition to various classrooms and a lecture hall with new educational technology.

View the new space

Contact us

For more information about studying biochemistry and molecular biology at Linfield, please feel free to contact our program coordinator. We look forward to connecting with you!

Megan Bestwick, Ph.D.
Megan Bestwick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
900 SE Baker St, Murdock Hall, Unit A468, McMinnville, OR 97128