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2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

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Biochemistry Major (Bachelor of Science)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirements (56-60 credits) – BIOL 160, 161, 250, 370, 498 or CHEM 498, 499 or CHEM 499, MATH 220, 221 or 230, PHYS 260, 261, 270, 271, one course from BIOL 381, 430, CHEM 330, 340, 430
  • Bachelor of Science requirement –a minimum of 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.  

Those students interested in graduate work in biochemistry should follow the recommendations of the American Chemical Society which requires specifically MATH 220, 221, and 320; PHYS 260 and 261; and also either CHEM 430 or 362.


Because a biochemistry major program intrinsically contains significant work in both biology and chemistry, declared minors in biology and chemistry will not be granted.


American Chemical Society (ACS) Accredited Biochemistry Major (Bachelor of Science)

The same as the above biochemistry major with the additional major requirements of CHEM 350, 362, 430, or 470.