James L. Hougland: 454 Life Sciences Complex
Melanie Blanden, Carlos A. Castañeda, Joseph Chaiken, Arindam Chakraborty, John D. Chisholm, Heather D. Coleman, Steve Dorus, Robert P. Doyle, Scott E. Erdman, John M. Franck, Jonathan French, Sarah E. Hall, Heidi Hehnly, James A. Hewett, Sandra J. Hewett, James L. Hougland, Ivan V. Korendovych, Timothy M. Korter, Katharine Lewis, Yan-Yeung Luk, Jessica MacDonald, Eleanor Maine, Olga Makhlynets, Mathew M. Maye, Davoud Mozhdehi, Melissa E. Pepling, Ramesh Raina, Surahbi Raina, Karin Ruhlandt, Robert B. Silver, James T. Spencer, Michael B. Sponsler, Rachel C. Steinhardt, Nancy I. Totah, and Roy D. Welch
Biochemistry is the study of the molecular basis of life. Lying at the interface between chemistry and biology, biochemistry is concerned with the structure and interaction of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules as related to their function in biological systems. As one of the most dynamic areas of science, biochemistry has led to improved medicines and diagnostic agents, new ways of controlling disease, and greater understanding of the chemical factors that control our general health and well-being.
The bachelor of science degree in biochemistry is appropriate for students pursuing advanced degrees in biochemistry, molecular biology, and biophysics, as well as in the biomedical fields and health professions.
For all Arts and Sciences|Maxwell students, successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in this major requires a minimum of 120 credits, 96 of which must be Arts and Sciences|Maxwell credits, completion of the Liberal Arts Core requirements, and the requirements for this major that are listed below.
Students dually enrolled in Newhouse* and Arts and Sciences|Maxwell will complete a minimum of 122 credits, with at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences|Maxwell coursework and an Arts and Sciences|Maxwell major.
*Students dually enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences|Maxwell as first year students must complete the Liberal Arts Core. Students who transfer to the dual program after their first year as singly enrolled students in the Newhouse School will satisfy general requirements for the dual degree program by completing the Newhouse Core Requirements.