The Teagle grant provided ASBMB with an opportunity to examine undergraduate programs in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) and evaluate the success of their graduates. The Society first published a recommended undergraduate curriculum 16 years ago, and has modified it in recent years to emphasize skills rather than coursework. In spite of publishing these goals, ASBMB had never systematically asked departments how these skills are imparted or what outcomes we would expect if they were put into practice. A Working Group of Society members developed a plan to consider how the skills and competencies of the recommended curriculum are incorporated into programs at a range of institutions, and also the broader question of what BMB contributes to a liberal education. We employed surveys, interviews, and open discussion at our national meeting to address these questions. We hope that this report is useful not only to the members of ASBMB but also to other professional societies in the US and abroad.