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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 25, 2015.

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
MB131

First Year
CH107, CH 108
MA126, MA 129

Second and Third Year
PC241, PC242
MB201
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
CH201/301/401: Research

Two 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:

CH342: Instrumental
CH351: Organic III
CH367: Physical II
CH400: Advanced Topics courses upon approval
CH475: Inorganic II
MB450, 498 (with department approval)
BE344: SEM
BE345: TEM
BE366: Animal Physiology (with Lab)

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
CH201/301/401: Research (with paper)

Two 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:

CH342: Instrumental
CH351: Organic III
CH367: Physical II
CH400: Advanced Topics courses upon approval
CH475: Inorganic II
BE344: SEM
BE345: TEM
BE366: Animal Physiology (with lab)

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

CH490: Seminar Course is Required