Catalog 2010-2012


The B.A. Biochemistry major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

This program provides experience in most basic areas of chemistry, with a focus on biochemistry. With appropriate choice of university electives, the B.A. Biochemistry major meets the needs of pre-medical students and students preparing for additional study in related areas such as pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical chemistry, and toxicology. It is also suitable for students who wish to combine a chemistry major with a major in another discipline.



Mathematics: 800:060.....4 hours

Biology: 840:051; 840:052; 840:140.....12 hours

Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:044 and 860:048, or 860:070; 860:110 or 860:132; 860:120; 860:121; 860:123; 860:142*; 860:154; 860:155; 860:156.....28-31 hours

Physics: 880:054; 880:056.....8 hours

52-55 hours

*Students with better preparation in mathematics (800:060 and 800:061) may elect 860:140 and 860:141 to fulfill the physical chemistry portion of this program.