Incoming freshman and sophomore students should contact our Biomedical Sciences senior academic advisor for advisement. Those students who have met the prerequisites and are ready to become declared majors should meet each semester with the director of
undergraduate studies and/or their assigned Biochemistry Advisor.
The course requirements of the first two years are common to a number of science majors and allow the student considerable flexibility at the end of the sophomore year. There is no minor available in biochemistry.
Students interesting in applying to Biochemistry are encouraged to submit an application in their second semester, sophomore year and/or completion of prerequisite courses. Applications are submitted online at
Program Application website
Biochemistry - B.S.
Applications accepted after three semesters, and/or after the student has completed the prerequisite courses. Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite courses.
Minimum GPAs of 2.0 in biochemistry courses, and 3.0 in prerequisite courses, are required to graduate.
BCH 401 Introduction to Research BCH 403 Biochemical Principles BCH 404 Communication Literacy in Biochemistry BCH 405 Research Topics in Biochemistry BCH 407 Research Presentations BCH 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Biochemistry CHE 319 Physical Chemistry One restricted chemistry elective* 300/400-level science/math electives** (10 credit hours)
Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major
Additional Credits Required for Gen Ed
Additional Credits Required for Electives
Total Credits Required for Degree
Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.