Chemistry and BioChemistry
Biochemistry at Rio provides a stimulating and positive environment for the discovery, integration, and communication of chemistry and biology.
Whether your goal is a career in the chemical or biochemical sciences or the pursuit of graduate or professional studies, students are prepared for future endeavors by rigorous intellectual stimulation, the development of practical laboratory skills, and the provision of opportunities for scholarly research. This environment of intellectual inquiry and professional growth is supported by the faculty’s commitment to teaching, research, and service, and is underscored by following the guidelines of the American Chemical Society as well as the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills to provide solutions to theoretical and experimental problems in biochemistry
- Apply the fundamental concepts of the foundational concepts of biochemistry: energy & matter transformation, macromolecular structure & function, and biological information
- Utilize various measuring techniques in the laboratory to perform accurate and precise quantitative measurements.
- Effectively interpret and communicate experimental results
- Utilize computers to support the learning and practice of biochemistry (data acquisition and analysis, access to information, preparation of reports, and molecular modeling and bioinformatics)
- Explain the relevance of chemistry and biochemistry to other fields and society
- Demonstrate scientific literacy and professional ethics
- Forensic science technician
- Chemical engineer
- Biochemical engineer
- Pharmaceutical Chemist