1. All majors must complete the following courses:

  • Biology 1102 or 1109
  • Biology 2124
  • Chemistry 1092 or 1102 or 1109
  • Chemistry 2250
  • Chemistry 2260
  • Chemistry 2320
  • Chemistry 2510
  • Mathematics 1700
  • Physics 1130 or Physics 1140

1. A minimum of eleven courses related to Biochemistry must be completed for the major.

2. Students placing out of Math 1700 must take Math 1300 (Biostatistics) or one Math course higher than 1700.  Students placing into Math 1750 must complete Math 1750 (or Math 1700 if permitted) before taking Chem 2510.  

3. Students placing out of Biology 1109, Chemistry 1109, Physics 1130 or 1140 must still complete a minimum of 11 courses related to Biochemistry.

4. AP exams are used for placement in courses for the Biochemistry major but do not count toward the 11 courses required for the major.

5. Biochemistry majors cannot minor or major in Biology, Chemistry or Neuroscience.

2. Two electives from the following: one must be 3000 or above.

  • Biology 2210: Plant Ecophysiology
  • Biology 2112: Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology 2118: Microbiology
  • Biology 2175: Developmental Biology
  • Biology 2557: Immunology
  • Biology 2566: Molecular Neurobiology
  • Biology 3304: The RNA World
  • Biology 3306: Free Radicals and Antioxidants
  • Biology 3314: Advanced Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Biology 3333: Advanced Cell Biology
  • Chemistry 2100: Quantitative Analysis
  • Chemistry 3250: Structure Determination in Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry 3270: Biomimetic and Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Chemistry 3310: Chemical Biology
  • Chemistry 3510: Advanced Topics in Physical & Biophysical Chemistry

Students should check with the Program Director Biochemistry early in the spring semester of the Junior year concerning their progress towards completion of the major requirements.

Students may request transfer credit by talking with the Program Director, the semester prior to enrolling in a course.

Students intending to pursue graduate school in biochemistry or closely related fields are encouraged to take additional biochemistry courses beyond those required to complete the major.

*Note: The D policy for Biochemistry is as follows. Only one D grade is allowed in courses required for the major. This D must be offset by an A or B grade in another course also required for the major. Students may not count Credit/D/Fail courses towards the major.