B.A. in Biochemistry

This program is for students interested in a career in the life or health sciences or biochemistry. Students who anticipate graduate study in biochemistry should elect the B.S. Biochemistry program.

Program Requirements (38-39 semester hours)

Highly recommended for first year students:

  • CHM 147 Introductory Seminar (1)

All of these:

  • CHM 141, 141H or CHM 141R (3)
  • CHM 142, 142M or 142H College Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 144M or 144H (or with approval CHM 144 College Chemistry Lab) (2)
  • CHM 145M or 145H (or with approval CHM 145 College Chemistry Laboratory) (2)
  • CHM 251, 252 Organic Chemistry for Chemistry Majors (3, 3)
  • CHM 254, 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Chemistry Majors (2, 2)
  • CHM 375 Quantitative Analysis (3)
  • CHM 432 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (4)
  • CHM 438 Biochemistry Laboratory (2)
  • CHM 451 or 471 AND CHM 452 or 472 Physical Chemistry/Biophysical Chemistry I II (3, 3)
  • CHM 491 Chemistry in Societal Issues or CHM 492 Independent Research Capstone in Chemistry (3)

Related Hours (25-26 required)

All of these:

  • MTH 151, 251 Calculus I, II (5, 4) or equivalents
  • PHY 191 General Physics I with lab (5)
  • PHY 192 General Physics II with lab (5)

One of these:

  • STA 301 Applied Statistics (3) OR STA 363 OR STA 333
  • BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)
  • BIO 305 Human Physiology (4)
  • BIO 342 Genetics (3)

Three credit hours at the 200 level or above in one of the following departments:

  • CHM, GLG, MBI, PHY, PCE, STA, and BIO

Choices can also be made from

  • MTH 222 (3), MTH 231 (3), MTH 245 (3), and MTH 252 (4)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses:

  • CHM 255, CHM 375 and CHM 491 or 492