Department of Chemistry
                                                         at Oregon State University

B.S. Degree in Chemistry with a Biochemistry Option (Track Two)
Gilbert Hall 153
(541) 737-2081

The Biochemistry Option is designed for those interested in working in biotechnology areas. Students can earn a chemistry degree in four years while targeting a career direction in biotechnology or preparing for graduate school in chemistry or related areas.  This option includes nine courses in biology, biochemistry including lab, & genetics and molecular biology.

CHEMISTRY CORE (79-81 cr)  
CH 231/CH 231H & 271, CH 232/CH 232H & 272, CH 233/CH 233H & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, CH 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
Select one of the following two options:  
  CH 324 Quantitative Analysis (4) or
CH 421, CH 422,Analytical Chemistry & CH 461, Experimental Chemistry II (9)
Analytical Chemistry (4-9)
Select one of the following three lab courses:  
  CH 462 (WIC) or CH 463 (WIC) or CH 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411, CH 412 Inorganic Chemistry (6)
CH 440, CH 441, CH 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, MTH 252, MTH 254 Calculus (12)

PH 201, PH 202, PH 203  or
PH 211 and PH 221, PH 212 and PH 222, PH 213 and PH 223

General Physics (15)


BIOCHEMISTRY OPTION (31-32 cr)
(BI 211) a Principles of Biology (4)
BI 212 Principles of Biology (4)
BI 213 Principles of Biology (4)
BI 311 Genetics (4)
BI 314 Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
Select one of the following two options for lectures:
  BB 450, BB 451,General Biochemistry (7), & BB 492 , Biochemistry (3) or
  BB 490, BB 491, & BB 492, Biochemistry (9)
BB 493 Biochemistry Laboratory (3)
BB 494 Biochemistry Laboratory (3)

a BI 211 is not a requirement for the Biochemistry option but it is an enforced pre-requisite for BI 314 (beginning S07). BI 211, 212, & 213 can be taken in any order.
 

Sample curriculum by year
Baccalaureate Core Requirements
Additional Information about the biochemistry option

last updated 06/25/2012 (cp)