We are a community of student scholars and academics pursuing a rigorous and interdisciplinary approach to biology with a focus on events that occur at the cellular and biochemical levels. Our graduates become world-class scientists, doctors and other types of health professionals. Most students interested in working as health professionals (in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy and veterinary) choose this major. We have an excellent track record of getting students into their choice of medical and graduate schools; in the past five years, we have had an almost 95 percent acceptance rate.
The purpose of the molecular biology/biochemistry program is to provide our students with an excellent education in this field within the setting of a broad liberal arts education. As a student in this program, you will:
be involved in hands-on and experiential learning that will focus on the biochemical and genetic pathways necessary for life;
use advanced molecular biology and biochemical tools;
apply hypothesis and research-driven approaches to answer complex biological problems;
be involved in internship programs and undergraduate research experiences with faculty;
and examine the crucial role that studies in molecular biology and biochemistry contribute to our understanding of disease.
Kara Hostetter, a 2016 molecular biology and biochemistry graduate, had attended three schools in Africa before coming to Goshen. Here, she found similarities in the small class sizes and close relationships.
Danny Aramouni ’19 was a molecular biology/biochemistry major and Bible and religion minor from Manhattan, Kansas. He was a chapel worship assistant, a member of hymn club, pre-med club and a member of the band and orchestra.
Stan King’s 30-year research career in plant pathology was bookended by successful stints with the Goshen College tennis team, first as a nearly undefeated player, then as one of the longest-serving coaches in Maple Leaf hist
Asia Green graduated in 2017 with a molecular biology and biochemistry major. She played soccer, participated in the Black Student Union and learned Spanish—all while studying to become a pediatric dentist.