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This recommended four-year plan is designed to provide a blueprint for students to complete their degrees within four years. These plans are the recommended sequences of courses. Students must meet with their Major Advisor to develop a more individualized plan to complete their degree. This plan assumes that no developmental courses are required. If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill which are not listed in the plan and degree completion may take longer.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2019-2020 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Total Credits Required: 128 credits

GPA Required: overall GPA 2.0 and major GPA 2.0


**Offered in both fall and spring semesters


1Also satisfies Gen-Ed: Scientific Reasoning Category

2Also satisfies Gen-Ed: Quantitative Reasoning Category


# For biochemistry major students, there are two different options to follow to be certified by the

American Chemistry Society (ACS), (this is not required to graduate)

  • Option 1: Complete Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lecture (CHEM 451), Advanced Inorganic

Chemistry Lab (CHEM 451L) and at least one semester of TAS Research Honors as electives

  • Option 2: Complete Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lecture (CHEM 451), Advanced Inorganic

Chemistry Lab (CHEM 451L), Instrumental Analysis Lecture (CHEM 427) and Instrumental

Analysis Lab (CHEM 427L) as electives


RE Although no additional electives are required to graduate, the Biochemistry Program strongly recommends taking optional recommended electives (see list of the recommended elective courses from biochemistry major requirements at


Biochemistry Program strongly recommends taking TAS Research Honors courses (SRSH 301,

302, 401 and 402) during the 3rd and 4th year for hands-on research experience. Students who

complete all of TAS Research courses (SRSH 301, 302, 401, and 402) will graduate with TAS

Research Honors Distinction.


C Biochemistry II (CHEM 446) capstone course is designed to draw from and build on content

and skills learned during a student’s progression through the major with a significant writing

component. In undertaking this course, students will demonstrate: a thorough understanding of

the relevant biochemistry material, an ability to apply problem-solving strategies, oral and written

communication and presentation skills, an ability to comprehend and critically evaluate scientific

literature. Senior presentation for biochemistry major will be one of the requirements for this

course. Requires prerequisite CHEM 425


WI: Writing Intensive – 3 courses required in the major