73-74 credits

The Departments of Biology and Chemistry offer an interdisciplinary major in Biochemistry, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The curricular requirements are outlined below.

Minimum grade requirements:

  • A minimum grade of C- is required to advance from CHE201 General Chemistry I to CHE202 General Chemistry II , from CHE202 General Chemistry II to CHE318 Organic Chemistry I , and from CHE318 Organic Chemistry I to CHE319 Organic Chemistry II .
  • A minimum grade of C- in CHE319 Organic Chemistry II is required to enroll in BCM461 Biochemistry 1.
  • A minimum grade of C- is required to advance from BIO201 General Biology I to BIO202 General Biology II and from BIO202 General Biology II to BIO320 Genetics .
  • A minimum grade of C- in BIO320 Genetics is required to advance to BCM360 Protein Structure and Function and most upper-division biology courses, including those in the Biochemistry major (BIO350 General Microbiology , BIO358 Molecular Biology, BIO359 Cell Biology, BIO370 Animal Physiology, BIO413 Developmental Biology).
  • A minimum grade of C- in MAT251 Calculus I is required to enroll in MAT252 Calculus II and in PHY201 General Physics 1.
Required Biochemistry Courses (12 Credits)
BCM360Protein Structure and Function4
BCM461Biochemistry 13
BCM463Biochemistry Lab1
BCM470Biochemistry 23
BCM475Experimental Biochemistry1
Required Biology Courses (16 Credits)
BIO201
BIO211
General Biology I
and Gen Bio 1 Lab
4
BIO202
BIO212
General Biology II
and Gen Bio 2 Lab
4
BIO320
BIO321
Genetics
and Genetics Lab
4
BIO358Molecular Biology4
Required Chemistry Courses (16 Credits)
CHE201
CHE211
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CHE202
CHE212
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHE318
CHE306
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHE319
CHE309
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
Biology Elective (4 Credits)
Select one of the following:4
General Microbiology
Cell Biology
Animal Physiology
Developmental Biology
Chemistry Elective (3-4 Credits)
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry II
Additional Approved Electives (6 Credits)
Select a minimum 6 credits (may be from the above lists, independent study, or otherwise approved by advisor)6
Required Cognates (16 Credits)
Math:
MAT251Calculus I 4
MAT252Calculus II 4
Physics:
PHY201
PHY211
General Physics 1
and Physics 1 Laboratory
4
PHY202
PHY212
General Physics 2
and General Physics 2 Lab
4
Total Credits73-74

Biochemistry – See Biology and Chemistry faculty lists