February 20, 2015
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has granted Hampden-Sydney College provisional accreditation in recognition of the College's high quality training of biochemistry and molecular biology students. ASBMB accreditation certifies that Hampden-Sydney biochemistry and molecular biology students are receiving an education that prepares them well for entry into these rapidly developing disciplines as well as provides them with the opportunity to receive a personal certification from the society upon graduation from the College.
Hampden-Sydney joins a group of 28 institutions nationwide that carry an ASBMB accreditation for its program.
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with over 12,000 members. Founded in 1906, the Society is based in Rockville, Maryland. The Society's purpose is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology through publication of scientific and educational journals: the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, and the Journal of Lipid Research, to organize scientific meetings, to advocate for funding of basic research and education, to support science education at all levels, and to promote the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce.