The intersection of chemistry and biology provides a creative focus for understanding the molecular processes of life. In the scientific literature, interdisciplinary research efforts are now commonplace, while in the classroom, biological topics are frequently addressed by chemists and the chemistry of biological processes is often treated by biologists. Kenyon's Chemistry and Biology departments offer an interdisciplinary program including two majors, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, each of which combines aspects of their curricula. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors are intended for students whose interests lie at the exciting interface of chemistry and biology.
An oversight committee for biochemistry and molecular biology, composed of faculty members from the chemistry and biology departments, administers the program and determines requirements for the Senior Exercise and for the Honors Program. Students interested in these majors should contact either of the program co-directors, Sheryl Hemkin or Karen Hicks.