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Courses for a Degree in Biochemistry

In addition to a focus on biochemistry courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Biochemistry Courses:

  • Foundations of Chemistry I
  • Foundations of Chemistry II
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • Organic Chemistry Lab II
  • Organic Chemistry Lab III
  • Bio Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Biochemistry + Lab I
  • Biochemistry + Lab II
  • Physiology of Organisms
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Gene Expression
  • Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Principles of Organismal Biology
  • Senior Seminar in Biochemistry

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology