Biochemistry

Chemistry with a biochemistry concentration is recommended for students interested in attending graduate school in biochemistry or pharmacy school. It is also recommended for students interested in working in the areas of pharmaceutical development and sales, and research chemistry. A biochemistry concentration can help prepare students for careers as lab technicians, product developers, marine biologists, and clinical chemists.

Standard Core

  • CHE 1479 General Chemistry I (4 hours)
  • CHE 1489 General Chemistry II (4 hours)
  • CHE 2331 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours)
  • CHE 2139 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1 hour)
  • CHE 2341 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours)
  • CHE 2149 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1 hour)
  • CHE 3469 Quantitative Chemistry (4 hours)
  • CHE 3311 Physical Chemistry I (3 hours)
  • CHE 3119 Physical Chemistry I Lab (1 hour)
  • CHE 3321 Physical Chemistry II (3 hours)
  • CHE 3129 Physical Chemistry II Lab (1 hour)
  • CHE 4439 Biochemistry I (4 hours)
  • CHE 4449 Biochemistry II (4 hours)
  • BIO 1459 General Biology (4 hours)
  • BIO 1479 General Animal Biology (4 hours)
  • BIO 3429 Cell Biology (4 hours)

Electives

In addition, students choose 7 or 8 hours from

  • BIO 3419 Microbiology (4 hours)
  • BIO 4340 Neurobiology (3 hours)
  • BIO 4372 Immunology (3 hours)
  • BIO 4419 Advanced Physiology (4 hours)
  • BIO 4439 Genetics (4 hours)

In addition to the aforementioned chemistry courses, there are other mandatory courses. Please see the HPU catalog for more information.