Biochemistry Major

We offer a variety of undergraduate major options. The links below will provide the requirements for obtaining these degress.

For further information regarding degree requirements, see Academic Undergraduate Advisor- Gloria Freschl. Please bring a copy of your transcript when meeting with the advisor to declare a major. Unofficial free of charge UWM transcripts may be obtained from the Department of Enrollment Services in Mellencamp Hall, Room 274.

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In order to declare a major in Biochemistry you need:

1) Completion of Chemistry 102 & 104
2) Completion or concurrent registration in Chemistry 343
3) A GPA of 2.5 or better in all Chemistry courses attempted.

Core Chemistry Courses (25 Credits)
  • General Chem (102/104)
  • Analytical Chem (221 or 223)
  • Organic Chem (343/344/345)
  • Physical Chem (560)
Biochemistry Courses (11 Credits)
  • Introductory Biochem (501)
  • 2 Advanced Biochem (out of 601/602/604)
  • Biochemistry Laboratory 603
Biological Sciences Courses (14 Credits)
  • Introductory Biology (150)
  • Genetics (325)
  • 7 additional credits
    (Out of 315/316/356/383/401/402/405/470/490/529/536/539/
    540/572/573/580/595/607/625/630/667)
Physics (10 Credits)
  • Non-calculus Physics (120/121/122/123)
Mathematics (10 Credits)
  • Calculus Survey (211)
  • Finite Math (205)
  • Math Statistics (215)
Research (2 Credit minimum) to meet research requirement
  • Biochem Research (691, 692 or 697)
Suggested Timetable for the Biochemistry Major
  Fall Semester Spring Semester
1st Year Chemistry 102 (5 credits)
Math 211 (4 credits)
Bio Sci 150 (4)
Chem 104 (5 credits)
Math 205 (3 credits)
2nd YearChemistry 223 (4 credits)
Chemistry 343 (3 credits)
Physics 120, 121 (5 credits)
Math stat 215 (3 credits)
Chemistry 345 (credits)
Chem, Lab 344 (2 credits)
Physics 122, 123 (5 credits)
Bio Sci 325 (3 credits)
3rdChemistry 560 (3 credits)
Chemistry 501 (3 credits)
Bio Sci Elective (4 credits)
Biochemistry 602 or 604 (3 credits)
Biochemistry Lab 603 (2 credits)
4th YearBiochemistry 601 (3 credits)
Chemistry Research 599 (2 credits)
 
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