|The Dual-Degree Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is offered to mature high school seniors with strong academic ability and achievement who seek careers in biological or biomedical science. Students can earn both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in approximately 6 years.
Students undergo a highly selective screening process and are admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences and will immediately be introduced to research in the School of Medicine. Accepted students are assured of a place in the graduate program of the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department after 2.5 or 3 calendar years of undergraduate work provided that they meet the conditions outlined elsewhere.
Applicants to the Dual-Degree Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology must be in their last year of high school.
Undergraduates will have the opportunity to work with top-level research scientists in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and also in clinical laboratories with scientists that are associated with the department. They will conduct intensive laboratory work in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology or nutritional biochemistry starting in the summer before their first fall semester starts. By spring of their junior year, students will prepare an undergraduate thesis as preparation for their entry into graduate school. At that time they will start taking graduate courses and continue to do research with a graduate faculty member.
Students must be eligible for an undergraduate program in Privileged Studies, designed for students who enter UM with advanced knowledge in several disciplines. Privileged Studies provides flexibility in designing a course of study without the limitations of the conventional course distribution requirements.
To be considered students must:
Send all Dual-Degree Program Admission application materials to:
Conditions you must meet to remain in the program and advance to our graduate program upon completion of your undergraduate career.