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Welcome to the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program

Integrating faculty and resources from Clark’s departments of Biology and Chemistry, the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program prepares students to enter an exciting and ever-expanding scientific field. Learn about the molecular basis of complex cellular processes and conduct research aimed at improving human health, designing new drugs and treatments, or understanding how life evolved.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

We offer a major or minor in biochemistry and molecular biology that is highly structured. You will take courses in biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, and more.

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Accelerated B.A./M.S. Program

Apply for Clark’s accelerated B.A./M.S. degree program in biochemistry and molecular biology, with the fifth year tuition-free.

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Ph.D. Program

Our doctoral students receive full tuition remission for five years, a stipend for teaching assistantships, and when available, research assistantships.

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Research

Students and faculty conduct research in molecular modeling, protein chemistry, cell division, enzymology, signal transduction, molecular evolution, computational genomics, and gene expression.

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Careers in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Many of our undergraduate and master’s alumni pursue graduate or medical school or find jobs right out of college. Our doctoral program prepares students for positions in academia or scientific leadership in industry.

Biology Seminars


Human cells

The Biology Department hosts seminars on Wednesday afternoons in the Lasry Center for Biosciences. The updated seminar schedule can be found on the Biology Department home page.

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Chemistry Seminars


Strand of DNA

The Chemistry Department hosts seminars on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. in the Arthur M. Sackler Science Center. Check the Chemistry Department home page to see an updated schedule.

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Contact Information

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Office Location
  • Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7116