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

Freshman Year (49 Total Credits)
BI 221, 222, 223 c Biology (12)
CH 231 (or 231H) & 271, 232 (or 232H) & 272, 233 (or 233H) & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 220 Careers in Chemistry (1)b
MTH 112 a Elementary Functions (4) a
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 or HHS Lab Fitness (Bacc Core) (3)
Sophomore Year (45 Total Credits)
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
MTH 254 Vector Calculus I (4)
PH 201, 202 and 203 OR 211 & 221, 212 & 222, and 213 & 223 General Physics (15)
BB 314 Cell and Molecular Biology (4) c
Writing II (Options here) Writing II (Bacc Core) (3)
Perspective Course (Options here) Perspectives (Bacc Core) (3)
Electives General Electives (1)
Junior Year (45 Total Credits)
CH 324 OR CH 421, 422 and 461 e Qualitative Analysis (4) OR Analytical Chemistry (9) e
CH 440, 441, 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
BB 490, 491 & 492 d Biochemistry 1-3 (9)
BI 311 Genetics (4)
Perspective or DPD Course (Options Here) Perspective or DPD (Bacc Core) (6-9)
Synthesis Course (Options Here) Synthesis (Bacc Core) (3)
Electives General Electives (11-13)
Senior Year (45 Total Credits)
CH 411 (If taking CH 421, 422 & 461) OR CH 411, 412 (otherwise) Inorganic Chemistry (3-6)
CH 462 (WIC) or 463 (WIC) or 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
BB 493 & 494 Biochemistry Laboratory (6)
Perspective Course (Options Here) Perspective (3)
Synthesis Course (Options Here) Synthesis (3)
Electives General Electives (17-18)

a MTH 112 is a prerequisite for MTH 251, a required course for all chemistry majors. MTH 112 is not a required course for the chemistry degree.
First Year Orientation for chemistry majors strongly recommended (1 cr. P/N)
c As of Fall 2020, BI 22X replaces BI 21X .  A minimum of C- in BI 22X is an enforced prereq for BI 311, BB 314 and BB 49X.  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.
d Starting Fall 2015, it is strongly recommended to take the BB lectures before taking the BB labs.
e Provides a stronger background in Analytical Chemistry and adds 2 credit hours.

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the biochemistry option