Biochemistry is the study of chemistry focused on living organisms. The biochemistry concentration is designed to prepare students for careers or graduate study in biochemistry and meets the recommended guidelines of both the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the American Chemical Society. The biochemistry curriculum also prepares students for application to medical, dental, and veterinary school. Students interested in completing the chemistry-biochemistry concentration must complete all courses in the chemistry core curriculum and those listed below. Students desiring additional preparation and certification by the American Chemical Society should also complete the requirements listed under ACS Certification.
Chemistry Core Curriculum
The following courses are part of the department core curriculum. These courses are required for all chemistry majors and concentrations. All chemistry majors will take a comprehensive examination in the beginning of the fall semester of their senior year at a time and place designated by the department. A satisfactory performance in all areas of this examination is a requirement for departmental recommendation and ACS certification.