Biochemistry and Biophysics

Biochemistry and Biophysics Program

Welcome to the Biochemistry and Biophysics major at Amherst College!

Biochemistry and Biophysics (BCBP) is an interdisciplinary major that, broadly speaking, integrates the principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science to explain and explore biological phenomena. To learn more about the BCBP major, please click on "The Major" to the left. Also, interested students are encouraged to contact BCBP faculty members listed under the "Faculty & Staff" tab.

A key part of BCBP is its interdisciplinary seminar series, which brings nationally renowned biochemists and biophysicists to Amherst College.  Seminars will be hosted by the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics.  For further details, please see the "Seminars" tab at left.