Biochemistry Field Major

The departments of biological sciences and chemistry participate jointly in this program. Students selecting this major should seek the advice of one of the departmental chairpersons as early as possible.

Program Requirements

CHEM 211General Chemistry I5
CHEM 212General Chemistry II5
CHEM 523Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 531Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM 532Organic Chemistry II5
CHEM 662Biochemistry I3
CHEM 663Biochemistry II3
CHEM 664Biochemistry Laboratory3
CHEM 666Special Topics in Biochemistry3
or BIOL 666 Special Topics in Biochemistry
CHEM 669Research In Biochemistry2
or BIOL 669 Research in Biochemistry
BIOL 210General Biology I4
BIOL 211General Biology II4
BIOL 419Genetics4
BIOL 420Molecular Cell Biology4
Select 21 credit hours of biochemistry electives chosen in consultation with a biochemistry academic advisor21
Total Credit Hours75
Additional science requirements for the Biochemistry field major
Select either Option A or Option B below5-6
Option A (6 credit hours)
College Algebra
College Trigonometry
Option B (5 credit hours)
Precalculus Mathematics
PHYS 213General College Physics I5
PHYS 214General College Physics II5
Total Credit Hours15-16