The Departments of Biology and Chemistry jointly offer a concentration that focuses on the study of the chemistry underlying biological structure and function. Concentrators must be enrolled as either biology or chemistry majors.
|BIOL 161||Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology|
& BIOL 303
and Biochemistry 1 Lab
& BIOL 304
and Biochemistry 2 Lab
|CHEM 181||Atoms & Molecules|
|CHEM 221||Organic Chemistry 1|
|CHEM 222||Organic Chemistry 2|
|CHEM 231||Equilibrium & Reactivity|
|CHEM 336||Chemical Thermodynamics (or equivalent)|
|One additional biology course with an associated biochemistry-oriented laboratory, in addition to the usual courses required of their major.|
Concentrators must also complete a two-semester thesis project in their fourth year involving research on some aspect of biochemistry. Admission to the concentration is competitive and occurs in the second semester of the second year. Interested students should contact the Concentration Coordinator or the chair of either department.