Grand View Biochemistry Program Receives National Accreditation

January 30, 2018

Accredited by ASMBThe Chemistry Department at Grand View University is excited to announce that the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has formally granted the Biochemistry program a full seven-year accreditation. This is the first and only program in the state of Iowa to be accredited.The program was recognized for its support for diversity and internship, as well as research opportunities.

Accreditation through ASBMB ensures a program meets rigorous national standards in course content across all disciplines, sufficient equipment and instrumentation, and research and internship opportunities. Students graduating from the program can now have their degree certified (by taking a national exam) making them competitive with other graduates from across the nation. The 2018 graduates of the Grand View Biochemistry program will be the first students eligible for such certification.

“This is an exciting time for the program,” states Dr. Bonnie Hall, “we are able to provide a research intensive degree in a small personalized liberal arts program.” Chemistry department faculty include Dr. Bonnie Hall, Dr. Xiang Ma, Dr. Laura Salazar, and Dr. Corbin Zea.

The ASBMB was founded in 1906 as a non-profit scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the science of biochemistry and molecular biology and promoting the understanding of the molecular nature of life. 

Congratulations to the Biochemistry faculty on their strong program!