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As a student in WPI’s Biochemistry undergraduate degree program, you will make important discoveries at the intersection of chemistry and biology as you study and unravel complicated chemical processes of living organisms—and apply your findings to make a real-world difference.

You will be exposed to the cutting edge in Biochemistry, both in the classroom and through hands-on experience via lab and project work that brings the excitement of scientific inquiry to life.

From day one, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities—like our Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center—where you will ask and answer important questions about the world around us, from studying how cells respond to drugs to using artificial photosynthesis to create renewable energy.

Measuring instruments for biochemistry


Our Biochemistry program will deepen your content knowledge and give you hands-on expertise using scientific tools and techniques to further your understanding of the processes and transformations that occur in living organisms.

You will study foundational and advanced topics in biochemistry, biology, and chemistry, as well as mathematical sciences and physics. Throughout your program, you will have many opportunities to apply your knowledge through project work and laboratory research aimed at tackling real-world challenges.

If you are interested in pursuing a health-related career, WPI’s Biochemistry degree requirements include all the technical courses needed for admission to medical, dental, and veterinary schools.

Project-based Learning

At WPI students are immersed in applying their knowledge to solve significant problems through hands-on projects, both in the classroom and in communities around the globe. Biochemistry majors might find themselves working on projects ranging from novel treatment strategies for pancreatic and breast cancer to the development of protein tools that can control neurons and muscles with light.

More Value

Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internshipearning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four or five years through the BS/MS program, or integrating your coursework with your extracurricular interests through Major and a Mission, there are many ways you can make the most out of your time at WPI.

Chemistry/Biochemistry Department

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology