Biochemistry, Minor

The biochemistry minor allows students to engage in interdisciplinary study of biochemistry to complement their major plans of study.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

The biochemistry minor is not available to majors in biology or cell and molecular biology due to curricular overlap.

Required Courses

Core Courses
BIOL 4707Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 3611
and BIOL 3612
Biochemistry
and Lab for BIOL 3611
5
CHEM 4620Introduction to Protein Chemistry4

Biology Core Course

Complete one of the following course options:4
Microbiology
and Lab for BIOL 2321
Human Parasitology
Neurobiology
Current Topics in Biology
Developmental Neurobiology
Developmental Biology
Biological Clocks
Biological Electron Microscopy
and Lab for BIOL 5307
Plant Biotechnology
Endocrinology
Stem Cells and Regeneration
Microbial Biotechnology
Biology of Muscle: Molecules to Movements
Medical Microbiology
Biological Imaging
Immunology
Advanced Genomics
Cell and Molecular Biology of Aging

Chemistry Core Course

Complete one of the following course options:4
Bioanalytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2331
Forensic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2341
Physical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 3431
Introduction to Chemical Biology
and Lab for CHEM 4621
Introduction to Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds
and Identification of Organic Compounds
Introduction to Glycobiology and Glycoprotein Analysis
Analytical Separations
Principles of Mass Spectrometry
Optical Methods of Analysis
Protein Mass Spectrometry
and Protein Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
Chemistry and Design of Protein Pharmaceuticals
Molecular Modeling
Principles and Analysis of Carbohydrates
Drug Discovery and Development
Bioorganic Chemistry

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor