The Department of Genetics and Biochemistry offers the B.S. degree in Genetics or Biochemistry and is one of the most popular (and successful) majors for students seeking admission to medical or graduate school.
In fact, almost all of the undergraduates in our department go on to graduate or professional schools.
We believe that the quality of a program can be judged by the success of its students; and our students are VERY successful. Students pursuing a Ph.D. have been accepted to the top graduate schools in the country, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke, University of North Carolina, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Washington University, just to name a few.
With a rigorous program and excellent resources for preparation, graduates of our program have been accepted to some of the finest medical schools in the country, including: Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Vanderbilt, Emory, and many others.
Students majoring in genetics and biochemistry take a variety of courses in the sciences (e.g. general, organic, quantitative and physical chemistry, physics, and introductory biology) which prepare them for further study. GEN/BIOCHEM 491 provide opportunities for students to carry out independent research projects under the guidance of Clemson faculty mentors. Students learn the latest cutting edge methodologies in biochemical and genetic research while improving observation and communication skills. In addition, faculty mentors receive the opportunity to share excitement about their work with an enthusiastic undergraduate. With the combination of a state-of-the-art curriculum, world renowned research mentors, and superior research and teaching facilities, the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson provides the foundation for future researchers and professionals in a variety of scientific fields.
The Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson offers the advantages of both a large major research university and the personal attention, and collegial environment of a small private institution; a recipe for personal development and future success.
Every student is valued as part of the Clemson family, and as an individual. A dedicated undergraduate advisor meets with each student every semester to discuss curriculum and career goals.