2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, BS

The Biochemistry major specializes in biochemistry/molecular biology. Biochemistry majors are not eligible for a minor in chemistry or a minor in biology.

Biology/Chemistry Electives

Students must complete two biology/chemistry electives from CH 200-level or higher for chemistry electives, including CH 420  and BL 200-level higher for biology electives (see restrictions on research courses).

Typical Program

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
  • 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 Biochemistry 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. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).