The program in Biological Chemistry offers Tulane undergraduates the opportunity to obtain a broad educational background with emphasis on the chemistry of biological systems. Biological Chemistry, or biochemistry, is the study of life at the molecular level. The major in Biological Chemistry focuses on training students to apply the concepts and methods of the physical sciences to the solution of biological problems.
The major provides a broad foundation in modern science and an excellent introduction to graduate work in biochemistry, biotechnology and medical research as well as a strong preparation for medical school. The program was one of the first in the country to be accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).