Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary program established by Western's Biology and Chemistry departments. The program is specifically designed for students who seek graduate study or employment in biochemistry or molecular biology. Western's Biochemistry major provides significant research opportunities, and is designed to meet diverse career goals. There is close student-faculty contact, class sizes are relatively small, and students have direct access to state of the art laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
The B.S. degree in biochemistry (with greater emphasis on the physical chemical theory behind biological chemistry) is offered through Western's Chemistry Department, whereas a B.S. degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (with a different emphasis) is offered through the Biology Department.