Biochemistry focuses on addressing biological questions through the application of chemical principles and techniques. The biochemistry major reflects the chemical theories and approaches that are central to increasing our understanding of biological phenomena. The field of biochemistry is becoming a very complex and wide ranging discipline concomitant with advances in both biology and chemistry. Students will be exposed to the breadth of biochemistry through their courses and research experiences.
This program is designed to give students a strong chemistry and biology background in both the theory and practice of biochemistry. Students from this program will be ready for graduate school, professional school, or employment.
Admission to courses beyond CHEM 1341 requires a “C “or better in their prerequisites at the University of St. Thomas or their equivalents at another appropriately accredited institution. The decision on the adequacy of an equivalent rests with the department chair.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry have been accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Professional Training.
Chemistry Foundation Courses
Complete all courses in this section except:
Choose between CHEM 4344 or CHEM 4331/4131
Must take in order.
Choose one sequence of courses