Biochemistry Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in biochemistry. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements:

SCI 100

School of the Sciences New Student Seminar

BIO 113

BIO 113L

Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics

Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics Lab

BIO 230

Genetics

BIOCH 327

Biochemistry

BIOCH 345L

Integrative Laboratory I

BIOCH 427

Advanced Biochemistry

CHEM 115

CHEM 115L

General Chemistry I

General Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 116

CHEM 116L

General Chemistry II

General Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 210

CHEM 210L

Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 211

CHEM 211L

Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 213

Electronic Literature Searching

MATH 220

Calculus I

PHYS 210 or

PHYS 215

General Physics I or

General Physics I with Calculus

PHYS 211 or

PHYS 216

General Physics II or

General Physics II with Calculus

Senior Capstone Experiences (Select One):

BIOCH 450, 460 or 460H Sr. Research Capstone in Biochemistry

BIOCH 455, 465, or 465H Sr. Internship Capstone in Biochemistry

++ Students choosing one of the 9-credit senior capstone options can take one less upper level Group 2 elective

Elective courses Group 1

Select two from the following list:

BIO 310

Cell Biology

BIO 330

Molecular Genetics

CHEM 430

Physical Chemistry

Elective courses Group 2

Select three from the following list (one must be CHEM, one must be BIO and at least two of the courses must be at the 300 level or higher):

BIO 203

Microbiology

BIO 255

Techniques in Molecular Biology

BIO 310

Cell Biology

(if not used as a group 1 elective)

BIO 322

Human Physiology

BIO 330

Molecular Genetics

(if not used as a group 1 elective)

BIO 335

Immunology

BIO 355

Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology

BIO 430

Bioinformatics

BIOCH 365

Independent Research in Biochemistry

CHEM 221

Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 310

Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 330

Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHEM 340

Medicinal Chemistry

CHEM 410

Instrumental Analysis

CHEM 430

Physical Chemistry

(if not used as a group 1 elective)

CHEM 431

Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics

CHEM 432

Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics

MATH 235

Statistical Methods