This page serves as a general suggestion for students looking to complete their Advanced Biochemistry Option degree within four years. We always recommend working with your adviser to find the best academic plan for you.

Freshman Year (45 Total Credits)
BI 221, 222 & 223 (recommended) a, d Biology (12)
CH 231 (or 231H) & 271, 232 (or 232H) & 272, 233 (or 233H) & 273 General Chemistry (15)
MTH 112 c
Elementary Functions (4)
CH 220 b Careers in Chemistry (1)
MTH 251, 252 Calculus (8)
WR 121(or 121H) Writing I (Bacc Core) (3)
COMM 111(or 111H) OR COMM 114(or 114H) OR COMM 211 OR COMM 218 Speech (Bacc Core) (3)
HHS 231 and PAC Fitness (Bacc Core) (3)
Perspective Course (Options Here) Perspective (Bacc Core) (3)
Sophomore Year (45 Total Credits)
BI 314 (Highly Recommended) a, d Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
MTH 253 or 306 Advanced Mathematics (4)
MTH 254 Vector Calculus I (4)
PH 211 & 221, 212 & 222, 213 & 223 General Physics (15)
Writing II (Options here) Writing II (Bacc Core) (3)
Junior Year (45 Total Credits)
BB 490, 491, 492 Biochemistry (9)
CH 421, 422 Analytical Chemistry (6)
CH 440, 441, 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
CH 461 or CH 462 (WIC) or 463 (WIC) or 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (6)
Perspective Course (Options Here) Perspectives (Bacc Core) (3)
Perspective or DPD Course (Options Here) Perspective or DPD (Bacc Core) (6)
Synthesis Course (Options Here) Synthesis (Bacc Core) (3)
PAC Lab Fitness Lab (1)
Electives General Electives (4)
Senior Year (45 Total Credits)
BB 493 & 494 Biochemistry Laboratory (8)
BB 345 Introduction to Biological Sequence Analysis (2)
CH 411, 412 Inorganic Chemistry (6)
Perspective Course (Options Here) Perspective (3)
Synthesis Course (Options Here) Synthesis (3)
Career Supportive Electives CSE (6)
Electives General Electives (19)

As of Fall 2020, BI 22X replaces BI 21X . A minimum of C- in BI 22X is an enforced prereq for BB 314. BI 22X must be taken in order. If you completed the previous BI 21X series before Fall 2020, this series still meets the requirements here.
First Year Orientation for chemistry majors strongly recommended (1 credit P/N).
c MTH 112 is not a required course for the chemistry degree.
d While BI 22X Principles of Biology are not requirements for the Advanced Biochemistry option in Chemistry, they are enforced prerequisites for BI 314 and BB 49X (starting Fall 2020).  A minimum C- is required.

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the Advanced Biochemistry Option