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America's Best Colleges in Biochemistry

by Lisa Porter, Demand Media
    The nation's best biochemistry programs prepare students for graduate education and eventual academic research careers.

    The nation's best biochemistry programs prepare students for graduate education and eventual academic research careers.

    America's highest ranked biochemistry programs are divided evenly between the East and West Coasts and are located within some of the nation's top ranked national universities. Undergraduates studying biochemistry work toward a B.S. (Bachelor of Science) or B.A. (Bachelor of Art) degree, and graduate students usually continue beyond the M.S. (Master of Science) degree to earn a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree. The nation's best biochemistry programs offer students the opportunity to work with experienced and accomplished faculty in state-of-the-art labs.

    University of California at Berkeley College of Chemistry

    Established in 1872, the University of California at Berkeley College of Chemistry contains the departments of chemistry, chemical engineering and chemical biology. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs within each of these departments. Four UC Berkeley College of Chemistry faculty and seven college alumni have won Nobel Prizes in chemistry. The University of California at Berkeley was ranked first in US News and World Report's 2007 specialty ranking of biochemistry programs. University of California, Berkeley, College of Chemistry 420 Latimer Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-5060 chemistry.berkeley.edu

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Chemistry

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate degree programs as well as a graduate Ph.D. program. Undergraduate chemistry majors can work toward an ACS (American Chemical Society-certified) certificate in biochemistry to supplement their undergraduate degree. MIT was ranked second in US News and World Report's 2007 specialty ranking of biochemistry programs, and the school also tied for fourth in the same magazine's 2010 ranking of national universities. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Chemistry 77 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 253-1803 mit.edu/chemistry

    Harvard Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

    Harvard University's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Undergraduates can apply to complete the A.B./A.M. (Bachelor of Art and Master of Art) dual degree program, an intensive program that will prepare advanced students for further graduate study. Harvard University was ranked third in US News and World Report's 2007 specialty ranking of biochemistry programs, and the university tied for first in the same magazine's 2010 ranking of national universities. Harvard Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology 12 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 495-4076 chem.harvard.edu

    Stanford Biochemistry

    Stanford University offers a Ph.D. program in biochemistry within the School of Medicine. The program offers extensive independent research opportunities for experienced graduate students. Stanford University was ranked fourth in US News and World Report's 2007 specialty ranking of biochemistry programs, and the university also tied for fourth in the same magazine's 2010 ranking of national universities. Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry Beckman Center B400 279 W. Campus Dr. Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 723-6161 biochemistry.stanford.edu

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    Lisa Porter began writing professionally in 2009. She writes for various websites and has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.

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