Biological Chemistry Major

Additional Information on the Biological Chemistry program

A major in Biological Chemistry must include the cell and molecular biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics courses in lists I IV below. At least two elective courses, selected from list V, must also be included. In addition, an appropriate six-credit special project (list VI) integrating the student's biological and chemical studies, is also required. (This satisfies the capstone requirement).

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the Biological Chemistry major, students in this program may not minor in chemistry, cell and molecular biology, or ecology and evolutionary biology.

I. Cell and Molecular Biology Required Courses

II. Chemistry Required Courses

III. Physics Required Courses

IV. Mathematics Required Courses


MATH 131 Consolidated Calculus may be taken in lieu of 121 and 122.

V. Elective Courses

VI. Independent Studies

1 year (research and/or honors thesis) selected from: