Biochemistry Concentration


Students who choose the Biochemistry Concentration tend to go into life science research or medicine and health professions. For more information about preparing for medical school, contact the Program in Premedical Studies.

Students are required to take these Chemistry and several Biology courses. They also must fulfill their General Education/Core requirements in addition to any elective and research courses they choose.

Basic Chemistry
10301: General Chemistry I
10401: General Chemistry II
24300: Quantitative Analysis
26100: Organic Chemistry I
26300: Organic Chemistry II
27200: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
33000: Physical Chemistry I

Advanced Chemistry
32002: Biochemistry I Lecture
32004: Biochemistry Laboratory
37400: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
43500: Physical Biochemistry
48005: Biochemistry II

10100: Biological Foundations I
10200: Biological Foundations II
One of the following 2 courses:
20600: Introduction to Genetics
22900: Cell and Molecular Biology

Sample (4-year) Biochemistry Curricula



To receive certification, students in Biochemistry must also take Inorganic Chemistry (42500) and earn an additional 5-10 credits of M.A. level courses. A portion of the M.A. requirement can be substituted with up to 6 credits of Honors Research/Independent Study or a combination of 3 credits of Honors Research/ Independent Study and 3 credits of Environmental Chemistry.

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