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Biochemistry

What are the leading schools? I am hoping for southern Cal or Atlanta areas. Does GA Tech have a good biochem program? Are there some superior schools? Thanks.

Take a look at the U.S. News and World Report publication. They give rankings of the top schools in the nation by specialties and might be able to give you some idea for a top school in your field of interest.

You don’t know what you’re getting yourself into, boi.

If your looking in the ATL, both Emory and GaTech have great programs. Check em out

Urbana-Champaigne

If you’re looking in SoCal, UC San Diego has a pretty good program – and you can go Biochem with either a chem or bio emphasis. UCSD also has good programs in biophysics and bioengineering. Finally, a really nice thing about San Diego is it is a hotbed for biotech, and many of the companies have UCSD ties – of course, to get a good-paying job you’re going to need at least a masters, but you’ve got to start somewhere.