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If you are seeking a career in medicine, research or biotechnology, consider Earlham's Biochemistry program which combines studies in chemistry and biology.

Our major is particularly popular with students who are planning to attend medical school, veterinary school, and public health or other health science fields.

The biochemistry major provides students with a strong foundation in cell biology, molecular biology, and chemistry with a strong emphasis on research and hands-on learning.

Renovated in 2013 at the cost of $17.6 million, Stanley Hall has modernized and reconfigured labs for optimal collaboration between chemistry, biology and biochemistry. Beginning in the first semester, our students utilize a wide variety of state-of-the-art instrumentation.


Earlham ranks in the top ten in the U.S. for the percentage of our graduates who earn doctorates in the life sciences.

Biochemistry majors are encouraged to study abroad. Science faculty members have led semester-long off-campus programs to Tanzania, England, Oak Ridge, France and New Zealand.

Our students have access to paid internships at locations such as the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research and the Indiana University School of Medicine Stark Neuroscience Research Institute.

Recent graduates have entered M.D. or Ph.D. programs at Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin and others.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.