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Biochemistry | Minor

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Minor in Biochemistry

A biochemistry minor offers students a way to complement and enhance their major, while receiving valuable training in biology and chemistry. Students take 33 credit hours of coursework with a focus on organic, general, and biochemistry classes, as well as biology courses and laboratory research. Completing a minor makes an undergraduate degree more appealing to potential employers and further prepares students for graduate school.

 

Course Requirements

  • BIO-110 General Biology I (4) 
  • BIO-210 General Biology II (4) 
  • CHEM-110 General Chemistry I (4) 
  • CHEM-210 General Chemistry II (4) 
  • CHEM-310 Organic Chemistry I (3) 
  • CHEM-312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) 
  • CHEM-320 Organic Chemistry II (3) 
  • CHEM-322 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) 
  • CHEM-560 Biochemistry I (3) 
  • CHEM-561 Biochemistry II (3)
  • BIO-300 Cell Biology with Laboratory (4) or CHEM-571 Experimental Biological Chemistry I (3)

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