The Major in Biochemistry consists of 55 hours in chemistry, biology and related fields and provides an interdisciplinary curriculum for students planning careers expected to have significant biochemical emphases. With careful elective choice students may pursue careers as professional chemists, enter graduate school programs that lead to a variety of research-oriented careers, or they may enter medical school or other health-related programs.
Students successfully completing the program of study will have achieved:
Required coursework includes:
CHM121: Principles of Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHM122: Principles of Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHM223: Organic Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHM224: Organic Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHM316: Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 hrs.)
CHM351-352: Senior Research Project (6 hrs.)
CHM399: Research Seminar (1 hr.)
BIO115: Principles of Cellular Biology (4 hrs.)
BIO221: Genetics (4 hrs.)
CHM/BIO416: Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 hrs.)
MTH125: Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4 hrs.)
MTH225: Calculus I (4 hrs.)
Either of the following courses:
PHY 101 and 102: College Physics I & II (4 hrs. each)
PHY 201 and 202: General Physics I & II (4 hrs. each)
Specific requirements of particular post-graduate institutions should be determined early in the undergraduate program since these requirements may require courses for admission beyond the minimum required for the biochemistry major. An adviser on Health-Related Professions is available to assist students planning careers in medicine and other health professions. Suggested languages are Spanish, German and French.
The Minor in Biology is not open to students majoring in Biochemistry.
Each student must satisfy the core requirements and requirements for individual programs of study.