Biochemistry Program Requirements

Biochemistry-specific classes, as well as introductory and upper-level biology courses, bolster a slate of intensive chemistry courses and labs you are required to take as a biochemistry major.

B.S. Chemistry – Biochemistry

For students majoring in chemistry, all courses that are required for the major program are included in determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

  • CHEM 103C - P4 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 103L - General Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
  • CHEM 104C - General Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 104L - General Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
  • CHEM 201 - SQ Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 201L - Organic Chemistry Lab I (2 credits
  • CHEM 202 - Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 202L - Organic Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 250 - Sophomore Seminar (1 credit)
  • CHEM 315 - Analytical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 315L - Analytical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 316 - Analytical Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 316L - Analytical Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 365 - Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 365L - Physical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 366 - Physical Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 366L - Physical Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 408 - Biochemistry I (3 credits)
  • CHEM 409 - Biochemistry II (3 credits)
  • CHEM 410 - Biochemistry Lab (1 credit)
  • CHEM 436 - Advanced Laboratory II (1 credit)
  • CHEM 441 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 449 - Seminar Preparation (0 credits)
  • CHEM 450 - Seminar (1 credit)
  • BIOL 120C - P4 General Biology: Genes, Cells, Evolution (3 credits)
    BIOL 127L - General Biology Lab (1 credit)
  • BIOL 311 - Cell Biology (3 credits)
    BIOL 311L - Techniques in Cell Biology (2 credits)
  • BIOL 318 - Genetics (3 credits)
  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • PHYS 131C - P4 General Physics I* (4 credits)
  • PHYS 132C - P4 General Physics II* (4 credits)

Recommended

  • CHEM 431 - Spectroscopic Identification (3 credits)

Total: 79–82 Credits

*The department of chemistry strongly recommends that majors take PHYS 131C and 132C, Calculus-based Physics, to satisfy their college physics requirement.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.