Biological chemistry gets you started on a career path in molecular life science. The major is a solid first step for students who plan to enter graduate school to study molecular biology, biochemistry, or other program in life sciences. A major in biological chemistry is also a perfect fit for students interested in a pre-health major and looking toward careers in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary sciences, or dentistry. Through our curriculum you will gain hands-on experience in biology and chemistry both in the classroom and real-world experiences.
To earn a bachelor's of science degree in biological chemistry, students must complete 54 hours of biology and chemistry coursework, including courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, botany, zoology, genetics, and instrumental analysis. Additional coursework is required in calculus and physics.
If you are strongly considering the study of biology, biochemistry or other life sciences in graduate school or if you plan to enter a pre-health program, biochemistry is the right major for you. The program is designed to meet the admission requirements of most of these programs.
For a complete listing of the course offerings and requirements for a biochemistry major, please see the current academic catalog.