Students considering careers in medicine, research or biotechnology often choose Earlham’s biochemistry major. With a strong foundation in cell biology, molecular biology and chemistry, the program also provides specialized topics, including mechanisms of cancer. This major is particularly popular with students who are planning to attend medical school, veterinary school, public health or other health science fields. Health Careers Advising is available to students with these interests.
Because Earlham offers science education in the context of the liberal arts, students can pursue interests outside their majors, as well as participate in plentiful off-campus study and research opportunities.
Recent graduates have gained acceptance to such top medical schools as Harvard, Chicago, Dartmouth, Yale, Johns Hopkins and Michigan. Alumni have attended veterinary school at Purdue, Ohio State and University of California at Davis. Others have studied public health at Notre Dame, Northwestern and Johns Hopkins. Whatever path they follow, Earlham biochemistry graduates are well prepared to lead lives of consequence.
Earlhamites in Biochemistry
Associate Professor of Chemistry Lori Watson is a national leader in an effort to help inorganic chemistry professors include the latest developments in the field in their teaching. More
Helping People Through Science
Sydney McBride '15 plans to use her interest in science to help people by pursuing a medical career. Earlham was McBride's choice because Earlhamites enjoy a high percentage of acceptance into one of their top 3 choices for graduate or professional school.
The renovations of Stanley Hall were completed in August 2013 at a cost of $17.6 million, making the science facilities at Earlham College more collaborative, efficient and visible. The projects modernized and reconfigured labs for optimal collaboration between chemistry, biology and biochemistry, better reflecting the way science is conducted today and giving students more opportunities to participate in research across the disciplines. This is the first of a three-phase science building initiative repesenting an investment of more than $30 million.