UIW Biochemistry Program Receives Major Accreditation

January 8, 2021

Science BuildingThe University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that its Biochemistry program in the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering has received full accreditation from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Founded in 1906, ASBMB is an international nonprofit scientific and educational organization and one of the largest molecular life science societies in the world.

“The School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering strives to offer the highest academic experience possible for our students,” says Dr. Carlos Garcia, dean of the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. “The accreditation from ASBMB is evidence of the high quality of our Biochemistry program. I’m particularly pleased of the noteworthy recognition by ASBMB of all of our undergraduate Biochemistry majors participating in scientific research.”

In issuing its full accreditation status, ASBMB highlighted several aspects of the UIW Biochemistry program:

  • Excellent faculty in teaching learning and research’
  • Safety programs for students and faculty
  • Diversity of the student body and plans to increase the diversity in the faculty’
  • All undergraduate students in the program participate in research

“We have developed a student-centered comprehensive B.S. Biochemistry degree, and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology accreditation validates the success of our program on a national level,” says Drs. Rachell Booth, professor of Biochemistry and Betsy Leverett, associate professor of Biochemistry.

The term of full accreditation from ASBMB extends through Dec. 31, 2027.