BA in Chemistry: Biochemistry

The Option A major not only qualifies students for certification by the American Chemical Society but also permits diversification through coupling to minors in other fields of science, mathematics, or computer science, and to the Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum (MMEDIC) program.

The Option B major, with its reduced set of course requirements and greater flexibility, may be attractive to students who wish to design programs with additional elective possibilities.

All students should refer to the Departmental Regulations section of the Chemistry Department page for important stipulations.

Core Chemistry Courses

  • CAS CH 111, 112 (or CH 109, 110, or CH 101, 102, 201)
  • CAS CH 211, 212 (or CH 203, 214, or CH 203, 204, 220)
  • CAS CH 232
  • CAS CH 351
  • CAS CH 352
  • CAS CH 421
  • Two of the following courses: CAS CH 301, 303, 354

Required Related Courses

  • CAS MA 123, 124 (127 or 129 fulfills 123, 124 requirement)
  • CAS MA 225 (or 230)
  • CAS PY 211, 212 (or 241, 242, or 251, 252)

Option A

  • Core chemistry courses
  • Required related courses
  • CAS BI 108
  • CAS BI 203
  • CAS CH 422
  • One additional course in biochemistry or molecular biology from the following: CAS BB 522, CAS BI 552, or undergraduate research in biochemistry (CH 401, 402, 491, 492)

Option B

  • Core chemistry courses (GMS BI 555 plus CAS CH 527 is substituted for CH 421)
  • Required related courses
  • CAS BI 108
  • CAS BI 203
  • GMS BI 556
  • One additional course in biochemistry from the following; CAS BB 522, CAS BI 552, or undergraduate research in biochemistry (CH 401, 402, 491, 492)

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