Biochemistry Minor

The Biochemistry Program is a joint program between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Division of Biological Sciences. Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary science that integrates chemistry and biology to understand the molecular basis of life. The program offers a B.S. in Biochemistry, a B.S. in Computational Biochemistry, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry & Biophysics. The Biochemistry Program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

Students desiring a basic grounding in biochemistry to complement their primary major can choose to pursue a minor in Biochemistry. All students completing a major or minor in Biochemistry are eligible to take the ASBMB certification exam in their junior or senior year.

Minor - Biochemistry

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 29

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23


Summary

Biology

4

Chemistry

16

Upper-Division Biochemistry

9

Total Hours

29


Biology

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

3

BIOB 161N

Prncpls of Living Systems Lab

1

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 141N

College Chemistry I

4

CHMY 142N

College Chemistry I Lab

1

CHMY 143N

College Chemistry II

4

CHMY 144N

College Chemistry II Lab

1

CHMY 221

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHMY 223

Organic Chemistry II

3

Total Hours

16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Biochemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BCH 480

Advanced Biochemistry I

3

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

3

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-