On- and Off-Campus Experiences
As a BMB major, you will have the opportunity to perform research and take laboratory classes within the Norton Health Science Center, a $6.3 million facility. We have an impressive array of instruments, and you’ll learn to use the entire department’s equipment starting in your first year.
The BMB Club has hosted speakers, participated in service projects, initiated fund-raising campaigns, and is affiliated with the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Students have the opportunity to present their research at the ASBMB national meeting.
We strongly encourage students to participate in one of the many study abroad programs offered by the Department of International Studies during their four years at Bellarmine. BMB majors have taken summer courses in Prague, participated in research projects in Marburg, Germany, and studied for a semester at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. These experiences provide lifetime memories and excellent opportunities for intellectual and personal growth.
We also encourage our students to apply to undergraduate summer research programs all over the United States. Students are eligible for these opportunities during their first, second and third years. In these programs, students work for 8-10 weeks in the summer doing research in laboratory settings. Many of these awards include a salary and housing accommodations. These are excellent opportunities to access cutting-edge techniques and experience different approaches to research.