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Biochemistry Concentration

The Biochemistry Concentration in Chemistry gives you a strong grounding in chemistry with a focus on biochemistry. This concentration is ideal for those interested in a wide variety of careers, including but not limited to:

  • Laboratory scientist positions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies
  • Science writing careers
  • Health professions

This degree will prepare you for further education in chemistry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and other health professions, provided you complete all the prerequisite courses for post-graduate work.

The emphasis on biochemistry is particularly helpful for those interested in health sciences and the hands-on experience benefits those interested in pursuing Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry, biotechnology or related fields.

Required Core Courses in Chemistry:

Chem 1300 General Chemistry I
Chem 1400 General Chemistry II
Chem 2000 Organic Chemistry I
Chem 2100 Organic Chemistry II
Chem 2400 Analytical Chemistry
Chem 3600 Inorganic Chemistry
Chem 3030 Biochemistry I
Chem 3XXX Biochemistry II
Chem 3XXX Biochemical Techniques
Chem 3200 Physical Chemistry
Chem 4750 Chemistry Seminar

Required Courses in Related Disciplines:

Biol 1800 General Biology I
Biol 2800 Genetics
Math 1300 Precalculus
Math 2300 Calculus I
Math 2400 Calculus II
Physics 2300 General Physics I
Physics 2400 General Physics II