B.S. Degree in Chemistry with Biochemistry Option (Track Two)

Department of Chemistry
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 credits)
CH 231/231H & 271, 232/232H & 272, 233/233H & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
Select one of the following two options:
CH 324 OR CH 421, 422 & 461 Analytical Chemistry (4-9)
Select one of the following three lab courses:
CH 462 (WIC) OR 463 (WIC) OR 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411, 412 Inorganic Chemistry (6)
CH 440, 441, 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, 252 & 254 Calculus (12)
PH 201, 202 & 203 OR 211 and 221, 212 and 222, 213 and 223 General Physics (15)
Biochemistry Option (35 Credits)
BI 221 a Principles of Biology: Cells (4)
BI 222 Principles of Biology: Organisms (4)
BI 223 Principles of Biology: Populations (4)
BI 311 Genetics (4)
BB 314 Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BB 490, 491 & 492 Biochemistry 1-3 (9)
BB 493, 494 Biochemistry Laboratory (6)

a 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. 

Sample Curriculum by year

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the biochemistry option