The Biochemistry major at LMU helps students examine the functions and intricate interactions of the molecules that give rise to the phenomenon of life and prepares students for careers in the fields of biochemistry and chemical biology. Biochemistry majors do hands-on work using current techniques of modern chemical and bioengineering instrumentation at LMU's Organic Research, Instrumentation, and Physical Chemistry laboratories. Following pre-major coursework, LMU Biochemistry students then explore significant areas of modern biochemistry such as the physical, analytical, biotechnological, and instrumental aspects of the field.