Requirements


Biochemistry Major

Requirements (11.75 to 12.25 units)

  1. Nine and three-quarter to 10 and one-quarter units:
    1. Chemistry 117, 220, 230, and 235.
    2. Biology 111, 121, 172, or 208.
    3. Biology 247 and 289.
    4. Biology/Chemistry 260 and 300.
    5. Chemistry 280 (.25) and either Chemistry 380 (.5) or one Biology 301 through 389.
  2. Two supporting units:
    1. Mathematics 110, 113, or 115.
    2. Physics 101 or 102 or Geology 100, 105, or 110.

Additional considerations for students interested in biochemistry:

  1. Students intending to pursue graduate school need:
    1. Mathematics 110 or 113 and 115.
    2. Physics 101 and 102.
    3. Chemistry 240.
    4. At least one summer or semester full-time research experience.
  2. Students intending to pursue medical school need:
    1. Mathematics 110 or 113 and 115.
    2. Physics 101 and 102.
    3. Two semesters of English courses.
  3. Beloit College is approved by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, for the undergraduate professional training of biochemists. In addition to fulfilling the major requirements, a student interested in earning ACS degree certification is required to complete:
    1. Mathematics 115.
    2. Physics 102.
    3. Chemistry 240 or 245.
    4. Chemistry 150 or 250.
    5. Chemistry 380.
    6. One course from Chemistry 370, 375, or 390, with laboratory work.
    7. A research internship with a comprehensive written report.

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