You’ll find Biochemistry at Hastings College gives our graduates a gateway to become and enjoy careers as doctors, geneticists, professors and researchers.

Do challenging, valuable work

The molecular sciences are pushing our understanding of the world around us, inspiring a new generation of researchers who will help solve some of the world’s biggest problems at the molecular level. Hastings College will help you gather skills essential to solving those problems. You’ll learn to:

  • Plan and conduct complex experiments
  • Manage lab teams
  • Isolate, analyze, and synthesize proteins, enzymes, DNA, and other molecules
  • Communicate effectively via reports and papers to share ideas and findings with your peers

Go further with a Hastings education

In an environment where professors take an interest in your success, you’ll conduct research and experiments using some great technology, including:

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
  • Fourier transform infrared spectrometer
  • High-performance liquid chromatograph
  • Gas chromatograph and more

You will also present projects at the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, earn internships and conduct summer research at leading universities that will allow you to network and hone professional skills for career advancement. Off-campus study opportunities may take you to the Fermi National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory plus other scientific and cultural locations.

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

Graduate with experience

At Hastings, Biochemistry majors serve one and sometimes two internships. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of  additional experiences to gather insight that helps advance career options. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.

Along your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

 

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All the extras aren't extra

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No-cost study abroad — During your second year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?

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Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.

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iPad Pro + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!

Get involved beyond the Biochemistry classroom

  • Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)

In addition to Alpha Chi, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for Biochemistry majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, you can earn talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. Every student receives at least $11,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).

First employers for recent graduates

  • Aventine Renewable Energy
  • GE Healthcare
  • Peace Corps
  • MIdwest Laboratories
  • U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

Success in Biochemistry

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