Biochemistry Research​​

In biochemistry, the greatest focus is on the macromolecules of living systems-the original nanomachines. For these molecules, proteins and nucleic acids, for example, some investigations focus on their functional roles while other studies are concerned with the molecules themselves as autonomous particles.

At Grove City College, there is interest in both the functional roles of proteins (along with cofactors and coenzymes) and nucleic acids as well the study of these molecules as individual chemical entities. Major experimental techniques involve site-directed mutagenesis, recombinant protein expression, DNA sequencing, optical spectroscopy, steady-state enzyme kinetics and computational studies.

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Internships

After their sophomore and junior years, many students participate in summer internships at a broad spectrum of universities and industrial research laboratories.

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B.S. in Chemistry

​The Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry prepares students for professional programs, graduate study and employment in chemical research or professional sectors.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry

​The Department of Chemistry at Grove City College offers students the academic freedom to conduct meaningful, relevant research alongside experienced and accomplished faculty.

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After Graduation

Graduates from the Department of Chemistry at Grove City College are prepared to excel in top graduate, medical and professional programs as well as gain competitive positions in a wide range of professional sectors.

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Minor in Chemistry

​​A minor in chemistry requires 24 hours of coursework. This includes a 16-credit hour chemistry core and eight credit hours of electives chosen from approved chemistry courses.

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