Biochemistry Minor

Biochemistry

Undergraduate Minor

Course Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

27 Credits

About the Program

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UCCS offers a minor in Biochemistry.


Focus of Study

The minor in biochemistry provides a background in general chemistry and organic chemistry plus upper-division electives in biochemistry.

Please note that a student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry may not obtain a minor in Biochemistry. Students should familiarize themselves with the prerequisite requirements for these courses before pursuing the minor.


Program Requirements

A student may complete a minor in biochemistry by finishing the following course work with grades of “C” or better for a total of 27 credit hours of CHEM course work, including 17 credit hours of upper-division CHEM course work.


Program Coursework

For details on program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.
 

General Chemistry (10 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 1401 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1402 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 1411 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1412 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
Organic Chemistry (8 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 3101 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3102 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 3111 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3112 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Biochemistry Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Complete three of the following courses:

Note: Students may take either CHEM 4211 or CHEM 4221 & 4231, but cannot receive credit for both.

  • CHEM 4211 - Biochemistry (If not taking CHEM 4221/4231)
  • CHEM 4221 - Biochemistry I (If not taking CHEM 4211)
  • CHEM 4222 - Biochemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 4231 - Biochemistry II (If not taking CHEM 4211)
  • CHEM 4232 - Advanced Techniques in Biochemistry
  • CHEM 4261 - Advanced Biochemistry
  • CHEM 4502 - Bioanalytical Techniques
  • CHEM 4701 - Biophysical Chemistry
  • CHEM 4711 - Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 4721 - Biochemistry of Drugs
  • CHEM 4731 - Bioinformatics
  • CHEM 4741 - Protein Structure & Dynamics
  • CHEM 4751 - Biochemistry of Human Health and Development

Admission Details

To learn more about admission requirements and the application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions page.

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