- Ellis Beardsley ‘17
- Hometown: Warren, PA
- Major: Biochemistry/Pre-Health
The community aspect of Mount Union is what sets it apart from other schools; here at Mount Union everybody wants to succeed and see others do the same.
If you are intrigued by the composition of living things and fascinated by the analysis of chemical combinations and reactions involved in life processes including metabolism, reproduction and growth, then a career in biochemistry may be an excellent match for your curiosities.
It’s also a field on the rise. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of biological scientists is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations, and opportunities in the field of biochemistry specifically are projected to grow 37% over the course of the next decade. The Human Genome Project has provided momentum toward understanding the molecular basis of life processes, further fueling growth in the field.
Our program in biochemistry is structured to fill this growing need in our society. Specifically tailored to application in the life sciences, it will allow you to explore chemical substances, processes and reactions that occur in living organisms, preparing you for exceptional career opportunities.
- Allied health