School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Biochemistry majors are required to complete a minimum of 47 credit hours of coursework in biochemistry, biology and chemistry:
BIOL 110, 111 and 420
CHEM 101, 102, 201, 202, 210 and 303
MATH 247 and 248
PHYS 201 and 202
BIOL 410 or CHEM 410 (fulfills the final required coursework in biology and chemistry)
Students normally take BIOL 410 in their senior year. BIOL/CHEM 450 and BIHP/CHHP 471 may be substituted for BIOL 410 or CHEM 410 with the permission of the department chair.
Students considering graduate or professional work in biochemistry research are advised to select CHEM 304 and 420 as elective courses. Premedical and predental students should select BIOL 201 and 303 and other elective courses in consultation with the health professions advisor.
No minor in biochemistry is available. Biochemistry majors may not minor in either chemistry or biology.
Exceptional students may double major in biochemistry and either biology or chemistry by taking all the courses required of both majors. Due to the significant overlap of required courses, however, these students must take two additional four-credit courses chosen from a list available from the department chair. To complete the double major in four years, students generally need Advanced Placement, summer school or overload credits.