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BIOCHEMISTRY

Student studying Biochemistry

The Biology and Chemistry departments offer a joint major to those students interested in both biology and chemistry. This is a rigorous major that is designed for students that are truly interested in biology and chemistry.

The Biochemistry major consists of core courses from the biology and chemistry departments, cognates in math and physics, and a capstone seminar experience. The required biology courses include BIOL 167, 212, two 200-level cell/molecular biology courses (BIOL 220, BIOL 232, or BIOL 220), and two 300-level cell/molecular biology courses (BIOL 302, BIOL 335, BIOL 341). The required chemistry courses include CHEM 110, 240, 241, 280, 320, 448 and 449. The required senior seminar capstone course is BCHE 460.


COURSE LIST

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for the Major (B.S.)

disciplinary, 17 courses

The required biology courses are BIOL 167, 212, two 200-level cell/molecular biology courses (BIOL 220, BIOL 232, or BIOL 220), and two 300-level cell/molecular biology courses (BIOL 302, BIOL 335, BIOL 341). The required chemistry courses include CHEM 110, 240, 241, 280, 320, 448 and 449. All Biochemistry majors take a capstone senior seminar (BCHE 460).

 

Courses

Biology Courses

BIOL 167 Introductory Topics in Biology
BIOL 212 Biostatistics
BIOL 220 General Genetics
BIOL 222 Microbiology
BIOL 232 Cell Biology
BIOL 302 Immunology
BIOL 335 Molecular Biology
BIOL 341 Developmental Biology

Chemistry Courses

CHEM 110 Introduction to General Chemistry
CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 280 Intermediate General Chemistry
CHEM 320 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 448 Biochemistry I
CHEM 449 Biochemistry II

Biochemistry Courses

BCHE 460 Senior Seminar