Majors and Minors

Biochemistry Contacts

Kathryn E. Splan
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
OLRI 311

651-696-6109

Biochemistry students are biology and chemistry majors (or both) who choose to tailor their coursework to focus on the molecules and chemical reactions of life. Lists of required, supporting and elective courses follow.

Major in Biology with Added Emphasis in Biochemistry

Required Biology Courses

Biology 255 Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory
Biology 260 Genetics
Biology 265 Cell Biology
Biology 270 Biodiversity and Evolution
Biology 275 Ecology
Biology 489 Senior Seminar (two semesters)

Required Supporting Courses

Chemistry 111 General Chemistry I
Chemistry 112 General Chemistry II
Chemistry 115 Accelerated General Chemistry (may be taken in place of Chemistry 111 and 112)
Chemistry 211 Organic Chemistry I
Chemistry 212 Organic Chemistry II
Chemistry 311 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Math 135 Applied Calculus
Math 155 Introduction to Statistical Modeling
Physics 226 Principles of Physics I
Physics 227 Principles of Physics II

Required Electives

Biology/Chemistry 351 Biochemistry I
Biology/Chemistry 352 Biochemistry II

Optional Electives (at least two, one of which is in Biology)

Biology 353 Advanced Genetics
Biology 355 Virology
Biology 356 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Biology 357 Immunology
Biology 358 Microbiology
Biology 359 Chemical Biology
Biology 368 Plant Physiology
Biology 369 Developmental Biology
Biology 472 Research in Molecular Biology
Biology 474 Research in Biochemistry
Chemistry 312 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
Chemistry 361 Advanced Organic Chemistry

 

Major in Chemistry with Added Emphasis in Biochemistry

Required Chemistry Courses

Chemistry 111 General Chemistry I
Chemistry 112 General Chemistry II
Chemistry 115 Accelerated General Chemistry (may be taken in place of Chemistry 111 and 112)
Chemistry 211 Organic Chemistry I
Chemistry 212 Organic Chemistry II
Chemistry 222 Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry 311 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Chemistry 312 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
Chemistry 411 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry 300 Chemistry Seminar (four semesters)

Required Supporting Courses

Biology 260 Genetics
Biology 265 Cell Biology
Math 137 Single Variable Calculus
Math 237 Multivariable Calculus
Physics 226 Principles of Physics I
Physics 227 Principles of Physics II

Required Electives

Biology/Chemistry 351 Biochemistry I
Biology/Chemistry 352 Biochemistry II

Frequently Offered Biochemistry Electives

Biology 353 Advanced Genetics
Biology 355 Virology
Biology 356 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Biology 357 Immunology
Biology 358 Microbiology
Biology 359 Chemical Biology
Biology 368 Plant Physiology
Biology 369 Developmental Biology
Biology 472 Research in Molecular Biology
Biology 474 Research in Biochemistry
Chemistry 361 Advanced Organic Chemistry
Chemistry 394 Research in Biochemistry