Department of Biochemistry

Course Selection for Students Considering a Biochemistry Major

Biochemistry classroom during class

If you are a first- or second-year student interested in the biochemistry major, you should take science courses that fulfill some of the major requirements and prepare you for the advanced courses that Biochemistry majors take in their third and fourth years.  This page provides some general guidance about which courses to take and when to take them.  However, the optimal course choice will differ depending on a student’s other academic interests, their previous preparation in math and science, and other factors. If you have further questions after reading the information below, please contact your academic advisor or the Biochemistry Undergraduate Advising Head for course selection advice.