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 13:1, 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!
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.
Your experience matters
Maximize scholarships — Yes, you’ll get an academic scholarship. But you’ll also get a “plus one” scholarship from the group, team or area you’re part of. It’s a great way to help pay for school — but also to find your people.
We’ve thought a lot about the ways students learn and built a four-year plan to help you navigate it all. From finding your place and in Year 1, to showing the world you’re ready for what’s next four years later.
Your transition from college to a career begins your first semester. Every class, internship, research study and activity adds up. We love to celebrate all the ways you shine — your experience matters!
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. Then there’s “plus one” scholarships — an additional scholarship for participating in anything from athletics to the arts to media (it’s a long list!).
It all adds up to making Hastings an great choice for you and your family.
First employers for recent graduates
- Aventine Renewable Energy
- GE Healthcare
- Ward Laboratories
- Peace Corps
- Midwest Laboratories
- U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
- Plus…we have several alumni in medical school and graduate school!