The biochemistry track is ideal for students wishing to prepare for entrance to medical school, dental school or graduate study in biochemistry.
In order to earn a major in chemistry under the biochemistry track you must take at
least 45 semester hours in chemistry.
The Chemistry (Biochemistry Track) Curriculum:
The 45 hours in chemistry must include the introductory chemistry sequence CHEM 1211 and 1212 and CHEM 2810 (Quantitative Analysis). The remaining hours are listed below:
In addition to courses in the major, you must take PHYS 1111 and 1112 along with MATH
1113 (Pre-calculus) and MATH 2011 (Calculus I). You must also meet all University
Core Curriculum and graduation requirements as outlined in the university catalog.
In addition to the above courses, a certain number of upper division electives are also required for the biochemistry track. Considering the importance of molecular and human biology to biochemistry, students often take electives in biology, such as Cell Biology, Genetics, Endocrinology, etc., in order to help fulfill the elective requirements. Chemistry electives are also routinely offered. Work on an undergraduate research project with one of our faculty is also encouraged, and this can serve as an upper level elective as well.
Regular communication with your academic advisor is necessary to ensure satisfactory completion of your degree requirements and to guarantee that you are progressing along the lines dictated by your future interests in chemistry.