NACOGODCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Bachelor of Science in biochemistry has been accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, one of only seven similarly accredited degree programs in Texas.
Accreditation by the ASBMB is a testament that the program is high caliber, relevant and comparable to biochemistry degrees from other universities, said Dr. Odutayo Odunuga, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
“This accreditation gives assurance to parents, alumni and potential employers that the experience and training students receive at SFA is of the highest quality,” Odunuga said. “In addition, it reflects the quality, competence and dedication of our faculty.”
The ASBMB is an international nonprofit scientific and educational organization with more than 11,000 members, including students, researchers, educators and industry professionals. As one of the largest molecular life science societies in the world, ASBMB accreditation ensures the program aligns with the concepts and skills needed in biochemistry careers. To be accredited, the biochemistry program must meet a list of requirements and undergo regular reviews. Approved programs have been evaluated in the areas of curriculum, faculty and infrastructure.
“The process of accreditation by the ASBMB is very comprehensive, rigorous and thorough,” Odunuga said.
Combining the fundamentals of chemistry with advanced courses in biochemistry and life sciences, the degree offers tracks in biomedical sciences and pre-health. Students in the program are trained for careers in the field through mentoring and research with access to state-of-the-art instrumentation.
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