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Stethoscope Optional

Pre-medicine, pre-dental, pre-optometry, or pre-pharmacy: our curriculum
was rated as one of the most important topics in medical school.

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Graduate Studies

Expand Your Opportunities

M.S. in Agricultural Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Entomology, Plant Pathology); Ph.D. in Molecular Biology; Ph.D. in Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Entomology, Plant Pathology).

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Undergraduate Research

Hands-on Experience

Get hands-on experience through the Undergraduate Research Scholars program.
Our students are making discoveries, presenting their research, and authoring

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Cutting-edge Discoveries

Cutting-edge Revolution

Molecular methods and the use of genetic engineering have given scientists unprecedented
power to begin to understand the chemistry of life processes.

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All About Insects

From crop and home damage to human and animal illness and disease, insects impact us all. We are growing the next generation of entomologists while also serving as the regional screening center for insects and housing over 1,000,000 pinned specimens in the MS Entomological Museum.

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Plant Pathology

Problem Pathogens

Fungi, bacteria, pests, viruses, and nematodes are just a few of the problems that can arise in plants, particularly crops needed to feed and clothe the world. Plant pathologists diagnose the problem and find possible solutions.

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The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology is a comprehensive department offering an undergraduate degree in biochemistry with 11 different concentrations. The curriculum provides a strong background in science and prepares students for professional work and/or graduate study. The curriculum is well suited for students considering a medical degree. In fact, a recent survey of medical school faculty, residents, and medical students gauge the importance of topics to a students' success in the current medical school curriculum. The survey found that biochemistry ranked as the most important discipline compared to other natural science curriculum.

The department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science in Agricultural Life Sciences with a concentration in Biochemistry, Entomology, or Plant Pathology; the Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology; and the Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences with a concentration in Biochemistry, Entomology, or Plant Pathology.