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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Housed in a 158,000-square-foot, $36 million center, our program produces students who are in great demand. After all, you get to work shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best scientists in the country.

What to Expect

This interdisciplinary major is a rigorous program that includes most of the requirements for both biological science and chemistry majors. The major features practical, hands-on laboratory experience and requires student-conducted research.

To be admitted to the biochemistry and molecular biology major, you must have earned at least 30 semester hours with a minimum 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The 30 semester hours must include CHEM 111, CHEM 112, BIOL 101, BIOL 102, and MATH 141, each passed with a grade of C or higher.


Undergraduate Degree

B  B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

A department in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry focuses on training professional chemists and providing a base degree for advanced study in medicine, pharmacy and other professional schools. The department places an emphasis on undergraduate research and has outstanding faculty members.

The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for a bachelor's degree with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology:

  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Principal Chemistry
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Biological Principles
  • Bacteriology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Fundamental Genetics

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.