Departments & Programs


Major in Biochemistry—B.A.

This major is designed to prepare students for careers outside the laboratory, such as medical school, dental school, or non-traditional careers in chemistry.  Students wishing to pursue graduate work are strongly encouraged to pursue the B.S. degree.

Required Courses

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

  1. 29 credit hours of coursework which must include: C117 (or C105-C125), C341, C342, C343, C484, C485, B486, and C487 or B487.
  2. A minimum of 8 credit hours selected from the following: A314, A316 or C343, N330, C344, C360, C361, C362, C372, C430, C437, C460, C481.
  3. Biology L112.
  4. Mathematics M119 or M211.
  5. Physics P201 or P221.

Students must also complete the degree requirements for the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mathematics M211 is strongly recommended, and M212 is highly desirable for students planning to work in other fields. Biology L211 is recommended.