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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, and 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