Concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The chemistry department, in collaboration with the biology department, offers its majors the option of obtaining a concentration in the interdisciplinary area of biochemistry and molecular biology. This concentration is particularly well-suited for those chemistry majors wishing to pursue careers in medicine, pharmaceuticals, biomedical research, or biochemistry.
Pursuit of this concentration does not change the graduation requirements for chemistry majors. Through the choice of electives and advanced courses, both B.S. and B.A. chemistry majors can obtain this concentration without increasing the number of credit hours required to graduate.
For the concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry majors must take the following:
- BI-101 (Introductory Biology I)
- BI-205 (Genetics)
- BI-302 (Cell Biology).
In addition, they must choose:
- CH-322 (Metabolic Biochemistry)
- CH-323 (Biochemistry Laboratory)
as part of their advanced chemistry electives, and 4 credits of research experience in chemistry or biology. The research experience can be obtained through thesis research, independent research, summer research, or a combination thereof.