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2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry Major


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Major Requirements


The major program consists of the following requirements:

All of the Following


Integrated Laboratory Course


At least one of the following CHEM 380-series integrated laboratory courses:

Half-Semester Courses


At least one course credit from the half-semester courses:

Note


Independent Studies (

 ,  , and  ) may not normally be substituted for one of the courses listed in the above requirements, but if it can be demonstrated that such a course provides sufficient breadth at the advanced level, the department will consider a petition for substitution.

Additional Requirements


Calculus Course Option


At least one course from the following:

Seminar Series


Junior and senior majors are expected to attend a weekly seminar series at which students, faculty, and guests present topics from the current literature and their own research.

GPA Requirement


An overall GPA of at least 2.00 is required for the chemistry and biology courses (and associated labs) chosen to meet major requirements.

Honors and High Honors


Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the Chemistry  department page.

Recommendations


Those who wish to major in biochemistry normally take

 /  and  /  (or  / ) and the necessary math courses in the first year. The standard sophomore courses are  /  and  / , plus the year of introductory physics or  /  (formerly BIOL 212/212L). Typically, juniors will take   and   in the fall or spring semester, and   in the spring semester. Students can elect to take either  /  in the fall term or   and a CHEM 380-series integrated laboratory course  ,  , or   in the junior year. Seniors take  ,   along with one course credit from  ,  , or  .

Chemistry Department


For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Chemistry department  catalogue page.

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