Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry


The undergraduate biochemistry program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) is intended for students who have an aptitude for the quantitative sciences and whose primary goal is to become a professional biochemist.

The B.S. program in Biochemistry provides students with a strong background in both the fundamental aspects of modern biochemistry and in the quantitative physical sciences. Undergraduate research is a prerequisite for the SAGES capstone experience.

Partial Course List 

BS program of study for students matriculating in Fall 2018 and later (pending formal approval).

See the Student Information System for a complete listing of classes.

Biochemistry: 26-29 credits

Course Name Hours
BIOC 307 General Biochemistry 4
BIOC 308 Genes and Genetic Engineering 4
BIOC 312 Proteins and Enzymes 3
BIOC 334 Structural Biology 3
BIOC 373 Biochemistry SAGES Seminar 3
BIOC 391 Undergraduate Research 3-6
BIOC 393 Biochemistry Capstone 3
  Approved technical elective in Biochemistry 3

Biology: 8 credits

Course Name Hours
BIOL 214 Genes and Evolution (lab and lecture) 4
BIOL 215 Cells and Proteins (lab and lecture) 4

Chemistry: 24 credits

Course Name Hours
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHEM 106 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry Lab 2
CHEM 223 Introductory Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 224 Introductory Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 233 Introductory Organic Chemistry Lab I 2
CHEM 234 Introductory Organic Chemistry Lab II 2
CHEM 301 Introductory Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 302 Introductory Physical Chemistry II 3

Mathematics: 14 credits

Course Name Hours
MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I 4
MATH 122 Calculus for Science and Engineering II 4
MATH 223 Calculus for Science and Engineering III 3
MATH 224 Elementary Differential Equations 3

Physics: 11 credits

Course Name Hours
PHYS 121 General Physics I (lab and lecture) - Mechanics 4
PHYS 122 General Physics II (lab and lecture) - Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHYS 221 General Physics III - Modern Physics 3

Statistics: 3 credits; choose 1

Course Name Hours

STAT 312

Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science 


or STAT 312R Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science Using R 3
or STAT 313 Statistics for Experimenters 3