2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    May 24, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Major in Chemistry/Biology

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Requirements for the Major

The interdisciplinary major specializes in biochemistry/molecular biology. An example of a typical program of courses is as follows:

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall Term

Spring Term

  • Social Science Core
  • Nondepartmental Elective
  • Elective†
  • Elective†
  • Elective†


* Required for major.
** Terms may be interchanged.
† Students are strongly encouraged to gain laboratory research experience and should consider enrolling in research courses (BL 481 /BL 482  or BL 491 /BL 492  or CH 420 ). CH 420  may be used to fulfill one course for the interdisciplinary major if it is completed as a 3-credit course. Further research credits will count as free electives. Students should consult with their advisor when selecting these electives.


  1. Biology Electives: For the two biology-only electives, choose from BL 322 , BL 332 /BL 334 , BL 361 , BL 410  or BL 411 , BL 424 , BL 426 /BL 427 , BL 436 , BL 444 , and BL 461 .
  2. Biology/Chemistry Electives: For the two biology/chemistry electives, choose from CH200-level or higher for chemistry electives, including CH 420  and BL200-level or higher for biology electives (see restrictions on research courses).
  3. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).

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