Departments & Programs


Major in Biochemistry—B.S.

Required Courses

Students must complete all of the following fundamental skills and distribution requirements:

  1. Writing, same as B.A. degree.
  2. Foreign language, 3 credit hours of any foreign language at the second-year level.
  3. Arts and humanities, two courses.
  4. Social and historical studies, two courses.
  5. Natural and mathematical sciences, fulfilled by major.
Major Requirements

Students must complete all of the following course work with a grade of C– or higher in each course:

  1. 45 credit hours of chemistry, including A314, A316, N330, C341, C342, S343, C361-C362 or C361-C481, C484, C485 and C487 or B487. The following courses may not be counted in the 45 credit hours required for the major: C103, C107, G201, G207, C240, C243, G307, G407, and G499.
  2. At least 5 of the remaining credit hours must be in lecture courses at the 400 level or above.
  3. At least 4 of the remaining credit hours must be in laboratory courses.
  4. Mathematics M211 and M212.
  5. Physics P221 and P222.
  6. Biology L112, L211, and at least one of the following: L311, L312, M250-M255, M430.

Students must also complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.


Chemistry C481 is recommended over Chemistry C362.