Minor in Biochemistry

About the Minor

This program provides a solid grounding in the principles and applications of biochemistry for students interested in exploring in more depth the chemistry of living organisms. Offered jointly by the Departments of Chemistry and Biology, the minor in Biochemistry consists of a set of regularly offered courses in the two departments. The program efficiently complements degree requirements for students majoring in the natural sciences, engineering and the health sciences. It is highly recommended to students interested in pursuing a career in biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, material sciences, medicine, pharmaceutics or chemical biology. The minor must accompany another major program.

Admission Requirements

Students must be enrolled in another major program to be eligible for this minor.

Program Requirements

Required Courses:
BIO 211Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology II4.0
or BIO 214 Principles of Cell Biology
BIO 306Biochemistry Laboratory2.0
BIO 311Biochemistry4.0
CHEM 242Organic Chemistry II4.0
CHEM 243Organic Chemistry III3.0
Elective Courses: *9.0
Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology I
Principles of Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics I
Bioinformatics II
Structure and Function of Biomolecules
Biochemistry of Major Diseases
Protein Dysfunction in Disease
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Chemistry of Biomolecules
The Chemistry Behind Drugs: Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry
Total Credits26.0

Students must take at least one BIO and one CHEM elective to complete the minor.

Additional Information

For more information about the minor, contact:

Daniel King, PhD
Undergraduate Affairs Committee Chair
Department of Chemistry
Drexel University

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