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The Biology and Chemistry departments offer a rigorous joint major to those students interested in the intersection of biology and chemistry. The Biochemistry major consists of core courses from the Biology and Chemistry departments, cognates in Math and Physics, and a capstone seminar experience.

Please refer to the Biology and Chemistry department pages for course descriptions.

disciplinary, 17 courses (16 courses if CHEM 110 and 280 are replaced with 190)
The required biology courses are BIOL 167, 212, two 200-level cell/molecular biology courses (BIOL 220, BIOL 232, or BIOL 220), and two 300-level cell/molecular biology courses (BIOL 302, BIOL 335, BIOL 341). The required chemistry courses include CHEM 110, 280, (or 190 in place of 110 and 280), 240, 241, 320, 448 and 449. All Biochemistry majors complete a capstone senior seminar (BCHE 460). All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. Credit/no credit courses cannot be counted towards the major.

Biology Courses
BIOL 167 Introductory Topics in Biology
BIOL 212 Biostatistics
BIOL 220 General Genetics
BIOL 222 Microbiology
BIOL 232 Cell Biology
BIOL 302 Immunology
BIOL 335 Molecular Biology
BIOL 341 Developmental Biology

Chemistry Courses
CHEM 110 Molecules That Matter
CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 280 Chemical Reactivity
CHEM 320 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 448 Biochemistry I
CHEM 449 Biochemistry II


BCHM 460 Senior Seminar This course is a capstone experience that integrates knowledge learned in previous biology and chemistry courses. Students will explore a contemporary topic in biochemistry through readings of journal articles and textbooks, as well as class discussions. The context of these discussions will enable each student to produce a Biochemistry Senior Thesis.


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