Curriculum and Courses

This program has a core of required courses and two options for choosing additional upper-division courses.

  • Option 1 is designed to meet the certification guidelines of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for professional training in biochemistry.  
  • Option 2 provides a more traditional curriculum for a biochemistry major.  Students planning to attend graduate school are advised to take in addition at least 3 credits of Undergraduate Research (CHEM 4397, BIOL 3398, or BIOL 4398).

A biochemistry major can graduate "with departmental distinction" by successfully completing a special program of study that includes independent reading and research culminating in a senior thesis. Students obtaining a B.S. degree in biochemistry may not also obtain a minor or major in chemistry or biology.

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