Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary field involving chemistry, math, the physical sciences, and biology. Biochemists use chemistry and the physical sciences as tools to examine and explore the molecular processes of life. The questions that biochemists address encompass many critical challenges facing humans today, particularly in areas related to agriculture and environmental science. Students pursuing the Biochemistry minor will obtain a foundation in biochemistry and will expand their knowledge by having the option of taking a life science course related to the environment in their studies.
Undergraduate Biology Research Program: UBRP is a research program that enhances undergraduate education by partnering students with research opportunities to participate in mentored, self-directed work. Student projects are associated with biology-related fields that involve inquiry, design, investigation, research, scholarship, discovery, and the presentation of experimental results.
Biosphere 2: Biosphere 2 is owned by the University of Arizona and is an Earth systems science research facility that focuses on the Earth, its living systems, and sustainability. The facility is located in northern Tucson and serves as a center for research, outreach, and teaching.
BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity.