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Undergraduate Program


Jin Kyu Lee teaches an undergraduate molecular biology class.
Jin Kyu Lee teaches an undergraduate molecular biology class 

Our undergraduate program provides students with a rigorous background in the biological, chemical and physical sciences with an emphasis on the chemistry of life processes. Following introductory courses in the biological sciences, students study advanced topics in biochemistry and molecular biology, including biotechnology, human disease and physical biochemistry. Two semesters of laboratory research are required, typically as an independent research project in the laboratory of a faculty member, together with electives in bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, immunology and/or microbiology.


The objective of these courses is to train students in the basic techniques used in biochemistry and molecular biology, and the application of the scientific method.  Students typically become part of a dynamic research environment and gain experience in both the experimental approach and the culture of a research laboratory.  Students in these courses have been co-authors of research papers published in the primary scientific literature.


Major  & Minor Degrees

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Undergraduate Courses & Course Schedules

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Double Dawgs 

Motivated students can concurrently earn both a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology UGA's Double Dawgs program. 

Scholarships and Awards

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