Biochemistry Major

Biochemistry Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a major in Biochemistry are expected to be able to:

  • Think critically and creatively to develop appropriate biochemical research questions;
  • Use the scientific method to carry out laboratory investigations that address biochemical questions;
  • Clearly and persuasively communicate the results of scientific investigations in written and oral forms;
  • Use an understanding of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics concepts to organize and evaluate the research findings found in the primary Biochemistry literature;
  • Explain how science and technology impact society, both positively and negatively, with attention to the limitations of science;
  • Use and synthesize the fundamental concepts of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics to analyze and solve complex problems involving living systems.

The Biochemistry Major

The Biochemistry major requires a group of introductory and upper level courses from the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics Departments. In addition, majors must take the Junior Seminar offered by one of the participating departments (BIO 580 or CHEM 584). Students may choose an area of specialty within the major via additional electives and the selection of an appropriate Senior Project (BCHEM 600 and BCHEM 610). No courses required for the major may be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Requirements:

Junior Seminar:

Note:

*Please note that many of the upper-level electives have pre-requisites that must be satisfied prior to enrollment.


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