Academics

Biochemistry Major

The biochemistry course requirements are comprised of chemistry (CHE) and biology (BIO) courses, along with collateral requirements in math and physics.

A major in biochemistry consists of a minimum of 55 credits of biology and chemistry as follows:

  1. General Chemistry (10 cr): CHE 161 and 162
  2. Organic Chemistry (8 cr): CHE 221, 222, 228
  3. Quantitative Analysis (3 cr): CHE 210
  4. Physical Chemistry (3 cr): CHE 341
  5. Biochemistry (4 cr): CHE 350
  6. General Biology (8 cr): BIO 201, 202
  7. Cell Biology (4 cr): BIO 331
  8. Genetics (4 cr): BIO 360
  9. Molecular Biology (4 cr): BIO 433

Electives (select at least 2 courses from the following)

  • BIO 341 (4 cr) Microbiology
  • BIO 354 (4 cr) Immunology
  • BIO 372 (4 cr) Developmental Biology
  • CHE 310 (4 cr) Instrumental Analysis
  • CHE 420/428 (4 cr) Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHE 430 (3 cr) Inorganic Chemistry

Collateral Requirements (18 credits):

  1. Mathematics (8 cr): MAT 221, 222
  2. Physics (10 cr): PHY 201, 202