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Biochemistry Undergraduate Admissions

How can I learn more about majoring in biochemistry at Iowa State?

The Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology is excited to welcome any potential students interested in biochemistry and share why our department is a wonderful home for undergraduate study! Our faculty members and current students would be very glad to speak with any potential students and families of students who might like to learn more about our degree programs or to ask questions about them. 

To arrange such a contact (virtual or in-person), please get in touch with our Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Claire Kruesel, by email or phone (515-294-1042). You can also schedule a visit (virtual or in-person) through the Office of Admissions

You might also want to start with this overview of the undergraduate biochemistry program at Iowa State University.


I know I want to study biochemistry. What do I do next?

There is no special departmental application to declare an undergraduate major of biochemistry. Applications for admission to undergraduate study at Iowa State University are evaluated by the Iowa State University Office of Admissions. During your application, select your major of Biochemistry (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) or Biochemistry (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences). Selecting your biochemistry major early in the process helps us connect you with resources as soon as possible. We think our program is fantastic, but rest assured that if it's not a good fit, you can always change majors once you are admitted or even after you've started study at Iowa State.