Biochemistry Specialization: Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry provides students with a strong background and preparation in current practices in biochemical processes. This training prepares students for graduate study in biochemistry, pre-professional fields such as pre-medicine, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary as well as for employment in both the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors and chemistry teaching. The degree requires a thorough foundation in chemistry with additional courses in biology, physics and calculus to complete the educational preparation.

Students interested in graduate study in biochemistry are strongly encouraged to choose CHE 356, 357, and 366 for part of their elective chemistry courses. Many graduate schools require a semester or a year (depending on the school) of physical chemistry.

CHE 321Quantitative Analysis4
CHE 352/352LBiochemistry I4
CHE 353Biochemistry II3
CHE 360/360LInorganic Chemistry Lab4
CHE 490Senior Seminar2
CHE Electives above 300 (excluding CHE 300)6
BIO 104/104LBiological Foundations4
BIO 330/330LCell Biology4
BIO 341/341LGenetics4
BIO 325/325LMicrobiology4
MAT 212Calculus II4