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B.A. Biochemistry


The Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry prepares students for careers that require a foundational knowledge of biochemistry, in areas such as business, policy, or education. It can also serve as preparation for professional programs in medicine and health-related fields. For a detailed description of the program and requirements, refer to the University Catalog.

Degree Roadmap

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B.A. Biochemistry Roadmap

Year 1 Fall

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (5)
MATH 130 Calculus I (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 1 Spring

CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (5)
MATH 131 Calculus II (3)
General Elective (GE)

Year 2 Fall

CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I (5)
BIOL 140A Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology (5)
General Elective (GE)

Year 2 Spring

CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II (5)
BIOL 140B Principles of Organismal Biology (5)
CHEM 220 Quantitative Analysis (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 3 Fall

CHEM 441 Biochemistry I (4)
CHEM 443 Biochemistry Laboratory I (3)
PHYS 125 Principles of Physics I (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 3 Spring

CHEM 442 Biochemistry II (4)
CHEM 444 Biochemistry Laboratory II (3)
PHYS 126 Principles of Physics II (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 4 Fall

CHEM 350 Biophysical Chemistry (3)
General Elective (GE)

Year 4 Spring

CHEM 470 Chemical Literature (1)
Major Elective (3-4)
General Elective (GE)

Major Elective

Choose one course from the following:

BIOL 310 Genetic Analysis I (4)
CHEM 445 Protein Structure (3)
CHEM 446 Nucleic Acid Chemistry (3)
CHEM 447 Major Organ Biochemistry (3)

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