May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Biochemistry – Minor

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The minor in biochemistry is designed to provide the student with a sufficient concentration of chemistry and biology courses such that the student will be able to understand a wide range of biochemical phenomena and appreciate the underlying chemistry responsible for the behavior of living systems. Not counting prerequisites, a minimum of 20 credits, including 19 credits of required courses and at least 1 credit of elective courses, are required for the biochemistry minor.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

For more information on applying for and completing a minor, please see Minors in the Academics section of this catalog.

General Requirements

  • A minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum.
  • Up to 6 credits of coursework, with an earned grade of “C” or better, taken at another accredited institution may be applied to the course requirements of the minor upon prior approval of the department chair.


Students who take the CH 346/CH 356 sequence may not apply CH 341, CH 342, or CH 343 as electives toward the minor. CH 342 has CH 341 and BS 466 as prerequisites. BS 466 has CH 341 or CH 346 as prerequisites. BI 450 has CH 341 as a prerequisite. BI 450 is a prerequisite for BI 475. MA 221 is a prerequisite for CH 320 and CH 321. CH 411 and CH 448 have CH 341 as a prerequisite. A maximum of 3 credits of CH 450 can be used to satisfy the elective requirement. 

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