Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry

Earn your bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at UNM. Our program is one of few in the U.S. that is centered in a School of Medicine. Choose a BA or BS degree and learn alongside pre-med, pre-pharmacy and pre-dental students. You'll take classes on the main campus and at the School of Medicine complex.

Academic Rigor

At least half of the program's graduates, including many minority students, continue their studies in graduate and professional school. A significant number attend the UNM School of Medicine. Nearly all UNM students who apply to the School of Medicine have taken one of the department's upper division biochemistry courses.

The Biochemistry degree meets or exceeds the curricular recommendations of both the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

If you’re part of an underrepresented population, be sure to check out two UNM support programs: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development and Maximizing Access to Research Careers.

Research and Honors

Many student researchers have co-authored publications, and some labs offer work-study positions. Reach out to biochemistry faculty members to learn about their research projects.

For an honors degree, you’ll need to allow at least two semesters for a significant project. Program director Dr. Andy Hu can guide you through the requirements and opportunities.