Biochemistry/Biotechnology, BS/MS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

Requirements for Admission to the Program

Students should apply for the BS/MS program during their fifth academic semester. Before applying, students must have completed 80 semester hours and one co-op experience.

Biochemistry Breadth Courses

A minimum GPA of 2.000 is required for the biochemistry breadth courses.

Mathematics Courses
Complete Option 1 or Option 2:8-12
Option 1
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 1
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 2
Option 2
Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering
Physics Courses
Physics 1
PHYS 1171
and PHYS 1172
and PHYS 1173
Physics 1 for Bioscience and Bioengineering
and Lab for PHYS 1171
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1171
5
Physics 2
PHYS 1175
and PHYS 1176
and PHYS 1177
Physics 2 for Bioscience and Bioengineering
and Lab for PHYS 1175
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1175
5

Biochemistry Major Requirements

Introduction to Biochemistry
BIOC 1000Biochemistry at Northeastern1
Principles of Biology
Biology 1
BIOL 1107
and BIOL 1108
Foundations of Biology
and Lab for BIOL 1107
5
Inquiries
BIOL 2299Inquiries in Biological Sciences4
Molecular Biology
BIOL 2301
and BIOL 2302
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
5
BIOL 3407Molecular Cell Biology4
General Chemistry 1
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
5
General Chemistry 2
CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
5
Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
5
Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
5
Additional Chemistry Courses
CHEM 2331
and CHEM 2332
Bioanalytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2331
5
CHEM 3431
and CHEM 3432
Physical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 3431
5
CHEM 5620Protein Chemistry3
Biochemistry Courses
BIOL 2323
and BIOL 2324

and
5
Experiential Learning Introduction
EESC 2000Professional Development for Co-op1
Experiential Learning
Two six-month undergraduate co-op experiences are required, preferably in the biotechnology industry.
Capstone
BIOL 4701Biology Capstone4
or CHEM 4770 Chemistry Capstone

Graduate Course Work to Be Taken As an Undergraduate Student

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Required Courses
BIOL 5591Advanced Genomics4
BIOT 5120Introduction to Biotechnology3
BIOT 6214Experimental Design and Biometrics2
BIOT 5219The Biotechnology Enterprise2
BIOT 5631Cell Culture Processes for Biopharmaceutical Production3
CHEM 5620Protein Chemistry3

Biochemistry Major Credit/GPA Requirements

Complete 94 semester hours for the undergraduate major with a cumulative GPA of 2.000.

Due to overlap in course content, double majoring in biochemistry and behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry and biology, or biochemistry and chemistry is not permitted.

Program Requirements

136 total semester hours required for the bachelor’s degree
Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses