The seven-year term lasts through March 14, 2023.
Texas Tech University's undergraduate programs in biochemistry have received accreditation by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) for the next seven years, the longest term allowable.
The accreditation begins March 15 and will last through March 14, 2023.
“It is a great honor to receive the accreditation of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for our bachelor's programs in biochemistry,” said Joachim Weber, associate professor of biochemistry and associate chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “This stamp of approval by the leading scientific association in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology demonstrates to our students, to their parents, to prospective employers and to the scientific community the excellence of education and training in biochemistry that students at Texas Tech receive.”
According to the acceptance letter from the ASBMB, several aspects of Texas Tech's application for accreditation were considered particularly noteworthy:
- Exceptional faculty, outstanding in both teaching and research
- The quality and breadth of experiential learning woven through the program
- A strong commitment to diversity on campus, including effective support from the Texas Tech Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement
- Access to university-wide support structures for faculty development
- An integrated safety program
- A strong faculty commitment to undergraduate research
“This accreditation of our B.S. and B.A. degrees in biochemistry by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, as well as prior accreditation of our B.S. degree in chemistry by the American Chemical Society, assures our students they are receiving a professionally recognized degree regardless of which track, chemistry or biochemistry, they pursue,” said W. Brent Lindquist, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.