The Biochemistry Concentration in Chemistry gives students a strong grounding in chemistry with a focus on biochemistry. This is an appropriate concentration for students interested in a wide variety of careers including but not limited to: laboratory scientist positions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, science writing careers, and health professions. This degree will prepare students for further education in chemistry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and other health professions, provided they complete all the prerequisite courses for post-graduate work. The emphasis on biochemistry is particularly helpful for those interested in health sciences and the hands-on experience benefits those interested in pursuing Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry, biotechnology or related fields.
Chemistry majors must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II. If a grade below 2.0 is earned in General Chemistry I, the course must be repeated before enrolling in General Chemistry II. Chemistry majors are limited to two attempts in General Chemistry I and two attempts in General Chemistry II including the grade of W.