Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduates can earn a Certificate in Biochemistry through either the Biology or Chemistry department. Duke does not offer an undergraduate major in Biochemistry. Follow the links below for more information on the Biochemistry Certificate:

Undergraduates are also encouraged to contact faculty within the Department of Biochemistry regarding research projects in BCH labs.  In addition Summer Biochemistry Undergraduate Research Fellowships are available (See Below).





Fellowship Award:

** 8 weeks full-time, paid summer research experience in a Biochemistry Department laboratory.

**  Compensation: ~$460/week x 8 weeks (exact dates and length are negotiable in collaboration with the Faculty mentor)


* All interested Duke students should apply - Students must have completed BCH301 before the summer of the fellowship.

* Preference will be given to students who:

  • Have taken or are currently enrolled in BCH302 (or BCH 622)
  • Have declared or plan to declare a Biochemistry Concentration
  • Will work with in the lab of a primary Biochemistry Department faculty

* Students with ongoing research projects in Biochemistry labs do qualify.

Application Instructions:

  • Submit an Application document including:

    • Your Major/Minor/Concentration, overall GPA, relevant classwork and grades
    • A statement (1-2 paragraphs) of research goals – how will this experience impact your future goals?
    • Identify the Biochemistry Dept primary faculty member that you have spoken to about doing summer research, or in whose lab you are currently.

** email application materials to:  meta.kuehn@duke.edu by March 15, 2017


Decisions will be made in early April.

Questions??  email: meta.kuehn@duke.edu