ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Dr. Bebout, Director (Chemistry), Dr. Coleman (Chemistry), Dr. Hinton (Biology), Dr. Landino (Chemistry), Dr. Shakes (Biology), Dr. Young (Chemistry).
An interdisciplinary minor in biochemistry may be of interest to some students concentrating in chemistry. For chemistry majors, the minor requires successful completion of 18 credits from the following course work:
REQUIRED CORE (12 credits): CHEM 209 or CHEM 307 (Organic II); CHEM 414 (Biochemistry); BIOL 220 (Intro to Organisms, Ecology, Evolution) and BIOL 225 (Intro to Molecules, Cells, Development)
ELECTIVES (at least two courses totaling 6 credits): BIOL 306 (Microbiology); BIOL 310 (Molecular Biology); BIOL 345 (Neurobiology); BIOL 415 (General Endrocrinology); BIOL 420 (Genetic Analysis); BIOL 433 (Developmental Biology); BIOL 437 (Immunology); BIOL 442 (Molecular Genetics).
Minor requirements for students majoring in other disciplines may be found at the Charles Center.
Many of these courses have prerequisites as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog; thus appropriate planning for the minor should begin as early on as possible. You must complete the Application for Biochemistry Minor form no later than the Fall semester of the senior year and have the form signed by a member of the Advisory Committee. You must also complete the Declaration of Academic Minor form. The two forms and an unofficial transcript are taken to Dr. Schwartz, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, in the Charles Center for final approval.