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Biochemistry Minor

Effective Winter 2020

Exclusions:

The Biochemistry Academic Minor is not open to students majoring in Biochemistry; Biomolecular Science; Chemical Science; Interdisciplinary Chemical Sciences; Chemistry; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (formerly known as Cell and Molecular Biology, or CMB); Biology; General Biology; Biology, Health and Society (BHS); Neuroscience; Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity; Plant Biology; and Microbiology.

Students electing a minor within the Department of Chemistry may only elect ONE of the five minors offered by the Department.

Advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor offered by the Chemistry Department must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Polymer Chemistry, and Chemical Measurement Science minors are arranged in consultation with any Chemistry department advisor, while Biochemistry minors are arranged in consultation with any Biochemistry advisor. Information about scheduling advising appointments is available from the Department's website.

Grade Policies

The department strongly recommends that a student earn a grade of at least C– in all CHEM courses and mathematics, physics, and biology courses that are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A major program grade point average of at least 2.0 is required; this includes chemistry courses, mathematics, physics, and biology prerequisites, and advanced electives that are part of a major plan. Prerequisites must be taken for a grade. Students must request any change in a chemistry course grade within the first fifteen University Business days of the first full term following the term in which the disputed grade was issued.

Prerequisites

  • MATH 115 (or 120) or equivalent
  • PHYSICS 135 (or 125), 139, 140, 160, or equivalent
  • BIOLOGY 172, 174, 192 or 195

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 18
  1. Core: CHEM 210/211, CHEM 215, CHEM 260 (or CHEM 261 and CHE 330) or CHEM 370, CHEM 351.
  2. Electives: CHEM 451, 452, CHEM 241/242 or CHEM 245/246/247, BIOLOGY 305.

*Students who have already taken any of the one-term biochemistry courses [MCDB (BIOLOGY) 310 or BIOLCHEM 415] cannot get credit for CHEM 351. The minor will accept these other one-term courses provided the student takes CHEM 451 or 452 as one of their electives.

Teaching Certificate

Those seeking a B.S. or B.S. Chem. degree with a teaching certificate in Chemistry must fulfill departmental as well as School of Education requirements. Students who plan to earn a teaching certificate with a teaching major or minor in Chemistry should contact the School of Education Teacher Education Office.

Biochemistry (Minor) (Fall 2015 - Fall 2019)

Effective Fall 2015

Exclusions:

The Biochemistry Academic Minor is not open to students concentrating in Biochemistry; Biomolecular Science; Interdisciplinary Chemical Sciences; Chemistry; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (formerly known as Cell and Molecular Biology, or CMB); Biology; General Biology; Neuroscience; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Plant Biology; and Microbiology.

Students electing a minor within the Department of Chemistry may only elect ONE of the five minors offered by the Department.

Advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor offered by the Chemistry Department must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Polymer Chemistry, and Chemical Measurement Science minors are arranged in consultation with any Chemistry department advisor, while Biochemistry minors are arranged in consultation with any Biochemistry advisor. Information about scheduling advising appointments is available from the Department's website.

Grade Policies

The department strongly recommends that a student earn a grade of at least C– in all CHEM courses and mathematics, physics, and biology courses that are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A major program grade point average of at least 2.0 is required; this includes chemistry courses, mathematics, physics, and biology prerequisites, and advanced electives that are part of a major plan. Prerequisites must be taken for a grade. Students must request any change in a chemistry course grade within the first fifteen University Business days of the first full term following the term in which the disputed grade was issued.

Prerequisites

  • MATH 115 (or 120) or equivalent
  • PHYSICS 135, 140, or equivalent
  • BIOLOGY 172

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 18
  1. Core: CHEM 210/211, CHEM 215, CHEM 260 (or CHEM 261 and CHE 330) or CHEM 370, CHEM 351.
  2. Electives: CHEM 451* and 452, CHEM 241/242 or CHEM 245/246/247, BIOLOGY 305.

*Students who have already taken any of the one-term biochemistry courses [MCDB (BIOLOGY) 310 or BIOLCHEM 415] cannot get credit for CHEM 351. The minor will accept these other one-term courses provided the student takes CHEM 451 or 452 as one of their electives.

Teaching Certificate

Those seeking a B.S. or B.S. Chem. degree with a teaching certificate in Chemistry must fulfill departmental as well as School of Education requirements. Students who plan to earn a teaching certificate with a teaching major or minor in Chemistry should contact the School of Education Teacher Education Office.

Biochemistry Minor (Fall 2012-Summer 2015)

Effective Fall 2012-Summer 2015

The Biochemistry minor provides a broad and general exposure to biochemistry from a chemical sciences perspective.

Exclusions: The Biochemistry Academic Minor is not open to students concentrating in Biochemistry, Biomolecular Science, Interdisciplinary Chemical Sciences, Chemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, General Biology, Neuroscience, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Plant Biology, and Microbiology.

Prerequisite to the  Minor

  • MATH 115 or equivalent
  • PHYSICS 135, 140, or equivalent
  • BIOLOGY 172

Requirements for the Minor:

At least 18 credits of courses as follows:

  1. Core: CHEM 210/211, CHEM 215, CHEM 260 or CHEM 370, CHEM 351. 
  2. Electives: CHEM 451* and 452, CHEM 241/242 or CHEM 245/246/247, BIOLOGY 305.

*Students who have already taken any of the one-term biochemistry courses [MCDB (BIOLOGY) 310 or BIOLCHEM 415] can not get credit for CHEM 351 (effective Winter 2015, retroactive to Spring 2011). The minor will accept these other one-term courses provided the student takes CHEM 451 or 452 as one of their electives.