In the May 2013 graduation ceremony, the department conferred BS Biochemistry degrees to 56 students and PhD Biochemistry to 5 students.
Previous graduating classes were approximately 40:60 men:women; the current class is just about even at 52:48 [same as the ratio for December 2012 graduation!]. There was good diversity of the students who specified their ethnicity: 43% – non Caucasian with 20% Asian, 2% Hispanic, 11% Afro-American, 4% American Indian and 5% mixed.
The undergraduate students were quite accomplished, with an average GPA of 3.35.
- There were 9 students with perfect 4.0 or 16% of the class and of these 4, one is a valedictorian.
- 7 students graduated from the University Scholars program.
- 11 students graduated with CALS (College of Agriculture & Life Sciences) Honors.
- 1 student graduated with Departmental Honors.
- 6 students graduated with University Honors.
- 2 students were Parks Scholars.
Many of the students were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, and 34 students (61% of the class) graduated with Latin honors.
- 6 students are Phi Beta Kappa members
- 11 students graduated cum laude (3.25 or better)
- 10 students graduated magna cum laude (3.50 or better)
- 13 students graduated summa cum laude (3.75 or better)
Students graduated with multiple degrees.
- 12 students (21% or 1/5 of the class) graduated with another major in addition to Biochemistry
- 17 students (30% of the class) graduated with a minor.
Many students were accepted to graduate programs.
- 13 students have been accepted into either MS or PhD programs, which include Harvard, U. Penn, UNC, NCA&T, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, MIT, University of Maryland, Campbell, NCSU, and Vanderbilt.
- 9 students will be applying to graduate school
Several students will be heading to medical or other professional schools:
- 2 students have been accepted into medical school [at UNC]
- 6 students will be applying to medical school
- 1 student was accepted into optometry school
- 1 student was accepted into the MD/PhD program at UMD
- 1 student will be applying to the MD/PhD program
- 1 student was accepted into the nursing program
- 1 student will be applying to PA
- 1 student will be applying to Dental school
- 3 students have been accepted to pharmacy school
- 3 students will be applying to pharmacy school
About one-third of the class will be entering the workforce.
- 7 students have jobs.
- 10 students are looking for jobs.
And finally, two students will enter service for our country.
- 1 student will be entering the Navy
- 1 student will be entering the Army
Congratulations to the class of 2013. The Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry wishes you all the best.
Graduation Spring 2013 Slideshow