Biochemistry, BS

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.

Biochemistry Breadth Courses

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

Mathematics Courses
Complete one of the following options:8
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
Complete a lecture and lab set for Physics 1:5
Physics 1 for Bioscience and Bioengineering
and Lab for PHYS 1171
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1171
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Physics for Life Sciences 1
and Lab for PHYS 1145
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
Physics 2
Complete a lecture and lab set for Physics 2:5
Physics 2 for Bioscience and Bioengineering
and Lab for PHYS 1175
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1175
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
Physics for Life Sciences 2
and Lab for PHYS 1147
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165

Biochemistry Major Requirements

Introduction to College
BIOC 1000Biochemistry at Northeastern1
Biology Foundations
Foundations
BIOL 1107
and BIOL 1108
Foundations of Biology
and Lab for BIOL 1107
5
Inquiries
BIOL 2299Inquiries in Biological Sciences4
Techniques
BIOL 2309Techniques in Biology: An Inquiry-Based Lab4
Genetics and Molecular Biology
BIOL 2301
and BIOL 2302
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
5
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
Physical Chemistry
CHEM 3431
and CHEM 3432
Physical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 3431
5
Biochemistry Courses
BIOL 2323
and BIOL 2324

and
5
BIOL 3407Molecular Cell Biology4
CHEM 5620Protein Chemistry3
Experiential Learning Introduction
EESC 2000Professional Development for Co-op1
Capstone
BIOL 4701Biology Capstone4
or CHEM 4750 Senior Research

Biology and Chemistry Advanced Electives

Complete three courses for a total of at least 12 semester hours from biology and chemistry with a minimum of one course from each department. Up to 4 semester hours may be research in a biology or chemistry faculty lab from the list “Research Option” below.

Biology
BIOL 2311 to BIOL 5999
Chemistry
CHEM 2310 to CHEM 5999
Research Option
Up to 4 semester hours may be research in a biology or chemistry faculty lab:4
Research
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Undergraduate Research
Senior Research
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1

Biochemistry Major Credit/GPA Requirements

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

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

Program Requirement

136 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOL 11074BIOL 22994Vacation0Vacation0
BIOL 11081CHEM 12144  
CHEM 12114CHEM 12151  
CHEM 12121CHEM 12160  
CHEM 12130ENGW 11114  
MATH 12514MATH 12524  
Elective 4   
BIOC 10001   
 19 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOL 23014BIOL 23094Vacation0Co-op0
BIOL 23021CHEM 23134  
CHEM 23114CHEM 23141  
CHEM 23121PHYS 11513  
Elective4PHYS 11521  
Elective4PHYS 11531  
 EESC 20001  
 Elective4  
 18 19 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0BIOL 23234BIOL or CHEM advanced elective5Co-op0
 BIOL 23241Elective4 
 PHYS 11553  
 PHYS 11561  
 PHYS 11571  
 CHEM 56203  
 ENGW 33074  
 0 17 9 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHEM 34314BIOL or CHEM advanced elective5Co-op0
 CHEM 34321Elective4 
 BIOL 34074  
 Elective4  
 BIOL or CHEM advanced elective5  
 0 18 9 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CHEM 4750 or BIOL 47014  
   
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 12  
Total Hours: 138