Biochemistry Field Major

Program Requirements

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 advisors or chairpersons as early as possible.

The required courses are:

Course Title Hours
CHEM 211
CHEM 212
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
CHEM 523Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 531
CHEM 532
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 662
CHEM 663
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry II
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 210
BIOL 211
General Biology I
and General Biology II
BIOL 419Genetics4
BIOL 420Molecular Cell Biology4
Select one of the following:5-6
Precalculus Mathematics
College Algebra
and College Trigonometry
PHYS 213
PHYS 214
General College Physics I
and General College Physics II
Biochemistry Electives — select 21 credit hours in consultation with a biochemistry academic advisor21
Total Credit Hours90-91

Applied Learning

Students in the BS — field major in biochemistry program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing at least one semester of undergraduate research, by enrollment in CHEM 669.