Welcome! For the past two years, the volunteers listed below have worked diligently to develop a program for certifying bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry, molecular biology, and related subjects. Our objective has been to devise an accreditation program that serves the needs of both students and faculty. Clicking on the link below will take you to a document describing the version 1.0 of the program, including instructions for how your institution can apply to participate.
The goals of the ASBMB degree certification program are to provide:
- A national, outcomes-based mechanism by which students receiving a B.S. or B.A. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology or closely related majors are given an opportunity to have their degree certified by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
- A vehicle for recognizing undergraduate BMB programs whose features and infrastructure fulfill the basic expectations of the ASBMB.
- Access to an independently constructed and scored instrument for assessing student achievement and program effectiveness.
The success of this program, and its continued development and improvement, depends on buy in from you and other educators. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to both your feedback and your participation.
ASBMB DEGREE CERTIFICATION WORKING GROUP
Cheryl Bailey, HHMI
Suzanne Barbour, Virginia Commonwealth University
J. Ellis Bell, University of Richmond
Benjamin Caldwell, Missouri Western State University
Peter J. Kennelly, Virginia Tech
Debra Martin, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
Joseph Provost, San Diego University
Quinn Vega, Montclair State University
Adele Wolfson, Wesleyan University
For additional information about the ASBMB Degree Certification Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, visit www.asbmb.org/accreditation.
Download the full Accreditation Program Description.