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Biochemistry Major

The information listed on this page is only a summary; students should check with their advisor to ensure they have fufilled all requirements. Full requirements for the major can be found in the Colorado College Catalog of Courses for the year in which you declared your major. Download a PDF file of the following requirements.

Updated March 26, 2010.

Requirements for Biochemistry Major and Suggested Year of Completion (16.50)

Requirements for ACS Certified Biochemistry Major and Suggested Year of Completion(17.50)

First Year
CH107, CH 108
MA126, MA 129
BY 131

First Year
CH107, CH 108
MA126, MA 129

Second and Third Year
PC241, PC242
BY 231
CH250: Organic I
CH251: Organic II
CH382 (requires CH251): Biochemistry
CH241: Analytical OR CH366: Physical OR        CH365: Biophysical

Second and Third Year
PC241, PC242
CH250: Organic I
CH251: Organic II
CH382 (requires CH251): Biochemistry
CH275: Inorganic I
CH241: Analytical
CH366: Physical OR CH365 Biophysical
Fourth Year
CH383: Biochemistry II
Three In-Depth Courses: In biochemistry or molecular biology or a mixture of biochemistry, organic, inorganic, analytical, or physical or upper level molecular courses in biology with significant lab component. May be chosen from the following:
 
CH201/301/401: Research 
CH342: Instrumental
CH351: Organic III
CH367: Physical II
CH400: Topics courses upon approval
CH475: Inorganic II
CH483: Advanced Metabolism (with lab)
BY304: Immunology (with lab)
BY344: SEM
BY345: TEM
BY363: Virology
BY366: Comparative Animal Physiology
BY380: Advanced Cell Biology
BY440: Topics courses upon approval



Other upper level courses in cognate disciplines (with significant lab hours) may also be approved

CH490: Seminar Course is Required

Fourth Year
CH383: Biochemistry II

Three In-Depth Courses: In biochemistry or molecular biology or
a mixture of biochemistry, organic, inorganic, analytical, or physical or upper level molecular courses in biology with significant lab component. May be chosen from the following:

CH201/301/401: Research (with paper)
CH342: Instrumental
CH351: Organic III
CH367: Physical II
CH400: Topics courses upon approval
CH475: Inorganic II
CH483: Advanced Metabolism (with lab)
BY304: Immunology (with lab)
BY344: SEM
BY345: TEM
BY363: Virology
BY366: Comparative Animal Physiology
BY380: Advanced Cell Biology
BY440: Topics courses upon approval


Other upper level courses in cognate disciplines (with significant lab hours) may also be approved

CH490: Seminar Course is Required