Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Why Choose Biochemistry and Molecular Biology?

Focus on preparing for a career in medicine, health, drug manufacturing and design, agriculture, forensic science (crime lab science), academic/industrial research and development, or scientific writing in Wright State’s biochemistry and molecular biology bachelor’s degree program. The bachelor of science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is provisionally accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

You will learn in modern, well-equipped classrooms and laboratories. Your courses will foster the development of active learning, teamwork, critical thinking, scientific reasoning and communication skills, as well as relevant content knowledge in both biochemistry and molecular biology. There are many opportunities for you to work in cutting-edge research through independent studies and undergraduate research projects.


For a list of where our recent graduates are employed at, as well as to see the average salaries of Biochemistry degree holders, visit the Careers page.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology detailed program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Examples of BMB courses the department offers include:

  • BMB 2100 - Introduction to Biochemistry
  • BMB 2000 - Career Planning in BMB
  • BMB 3850 - Biochemistry Laboratory
  • BMB 3900 - Scientific Communications
  • BMB 4210/4230 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I/II

You can choose from a variety of elective courses that examine, among other topics, the molecular basis of cancer, molecular biology of RNA , medical biochemistry and human microbiome.

Undergraduate Research

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and their lab members by conducting Independent Research in Biochemistry (BMB4990) or Honors Research in Biochemistry (BMB4950). View a list of faculty, their contact information, and their research interests. You are encouraged to review these to identify your interest, then meet with faculty to discuss potential undergraduate research opportunities.

Advising and Mentoring

For general advising questions please contact the College of Math and Science advising office.


You must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Direct Admission Requirements

Requirements for direct admission into the BMB Bachelor of Science degree program will require a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, a math score minimum of 22 on the ACT or 520 on the SAT. In addition, you must have completed the Ohio Core Curriculum or equivalent core curriculum from other states.