If a student with an AP Biology score of 5 elects not to take BIOL 220, the 4 credit Biology elective may count towards the Biochemistry minor. If the student takes BIOL 220, the Biology elective does not count towards the minor. Students with an exemption from BIOL 225 may either elect to take it for credit or take an additional Biochemistry minor Biology elective to obtain sufficient credits for the minor.
Non-chemistry majors considering the Biochemistry minor may also wish to consider the Chemistry Minor, which takes only two courses beyond the two-year introductory sequence (with labs) in Chemistry rather than three. Since the Chemistry Minor electives include CHEM 309 , CHEM 341 and CHEM 314, students anticipating scheduling difficulties that may preclude them from completing the Biochemistry Minor may want to fulfill the requirements for a Chemistry Minor first.
Semester course scheduling may vary depending on staff availability, and in some cases there are time conflicts.
Be certain you will have met course prerequisites by the time you plan to enroll in a course.
Declaration of the Biochemistry Minor should be submitted to the Registrar’s office before the beginning of preregistration for the final semester of the student’s senior year.
A student with two majors may not declare a minor. Only one minor may be declared.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the courses which are to be counted toward the minor, and none may have been taken pass/fail.
You may count up to two courses toward both a major and a minor.