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Biochemistry

Requirements for the Biochemistry Major

Navigating the Biochemistry Major

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1. All majors must complete the following courses:

  • Biology 1102 or 1109
  • Biology 2124
  • Chemistry 2320
  • Chemistry 1102 or 1109
  • Chemistry 2250
  • Chemistry 2260
  • Chemistry 2510
  • Mathematics 1700
  • Physics 1103
  • Physics 1104

Druckenmiller Atrium2. Two courses from the following:

  • Biology 2210: Plant Physiology
  • Biology 2112: Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology 2214: Comparative Physiology
  • Biology 2175: Developmental Biology
  • Biology 2118: Microbiology
  • Biology 2553: Comparative Neurobiology
  • Biology 2557: Immunology
  • Biology 2566: Molecular Neurobiology
  • Biology 3304: Topics in Molecular Biology
  • Biology 3306: Free Radicals and Antioxidants
  • Biology 3397: Evolutionary Developmental Biology
  • Biology 3314: Advanced Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Biology 3317: Molecular Evolution
  • Biology 3333: Advanced Cell Biology
  • Biology 4000-4003: Advanced Independent Study and Honors
  • Chemistry 2100: Quantitative Analysis
  • Chemistry 2400: Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry 2520: Physical Chemistry II
  • Chemistry 3050: Environmental Fate of Organic Chemicals
  • Chemistry 3060: Advanced Environmental Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry 3250: Structure Determination in Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry 3260: Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry 3310: Chemical Biology
  • Chemistry 3640: Macromolecular Structures
  • Chemistry 4000-4003: Advanced Independent Studies and Honors
  • Physics 2130: Electric Fields and Circuits
  • Physics 4000-4003: Advanced Independent Study

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

*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. A course in which a D is received cannot serve as a prerequisite for another course.  Students may not count Credit/D/Fail courses towards the major.