Biochemistry

This is a combined major at the interface of biology and chemistry which partially overlaps the requirements for those two individual majors. It is particularly appropriate for those going on to graduate work and also provides a strong background for those entering medical, dental and veterinary school.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates in biochemistry will:

  • 1. Be able to apply knowledge of chemistry and biology to solve biochemical
    problems.
  • 2. Possess a breadth of knowledge in organic, physical, and biochemistry, as well as genetics, molecular biology and cellular biology.
  • 3. Be able to identify, formulate and solve complex biochemical problems.
  • 4. Read and understand original research.
  • 5. Be able to design and conduct experiments.
  • 6. Have a mastery of techniques and skills.
  • 7. Be able to communicate results and findings.

The following table contains all courses taught in the biochemistry major curriculum and indicates the learning outcomes that are addressed in each course.

Course
Apply knowledge of chem & biology to solve problems
Breadth of knowledge in physical, organic, & biochemistry, genetics, cell & molecular biology
Identify, formulate, & solve complex biochemical problems
Read and understand original research
Design & conduct experiments
Mastery of techniques and skills
Communicate results &
findings
Chem 14
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 15
X
X
X
X
X
Bio 43
X
X
X
X
Bio 44
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 116
X
X
X
Chem 117
X
X
X
Chem 121
X
X
X
Chem 122
X
X
X
X
Chem 126
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 127
X
X
X
X
X
X
Bio 143
X
X
X
X
X
Bio 157
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Bio 170
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 177
X
X
X
X
Chem 188
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 190
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 191
X
X
X
X
Chem 199
X
X
X
X
X
X

Learn more about the Biochemistry major at the Keck Science Department Website.