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    Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Biochemistry Major (BS)

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Major Requirements

*Electives (4 courses or 16 credits)

Students are required to take at least two elective courses (8 credits) in biology and two elective courses (8 credits) in chemistry, from the lists below.


  • At least one elective course (or 4 credits) must be at the 5000-level; the 5000-level elective can be in Chemistry or Biology.
  • Three of the elective courses must have a laboratory associated with them.

Seminar Requirement:

Biochemistry students must complete four semesters of either biology seminar (BIOL 5961-5964) or chemistry seminar (three semesters of CHEM 5950 and CHEM 5960 in the final semester). Students may be able to mix biology and chemistry seminar experiences across the four semesters, but must end with either CHEM 5960 or BIOL 5964.


BIOC, BIOL, and CHEM courses listed above count as inside the major and do not qualify for breadth of study. BIOL and CHEM courses taken as preparation or electives do count for breadth of study.

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