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Biochemistry Major


The goals of the major in biochemistry are to prepare students interested in understanding living systems with the knowledge and technical skills needed to understand how organisms function at the molecular level. The program addresses structure, function, and regulation of biomolecules and supramolecular assemblies at both the cellular and multicellular level. Biochemistry graduates will be prepared with the knowledge and technical skills necessary for careers in health care, pharmaceuticals, biotechnical research and development, and public policy and regulation in addition to possibilities for further development in graduate or professional

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student can declare a major in biochemistry.

Program Requirements

Students in the biochemistry major pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.

Chemistry Requirements: (34 credits)

  • CHM205 College Chemistry
  • CHM206 College Chemistry
  • CHM301 Chemical Safety
  • CHM302 Inorganic Chemistry I
  • CHM305 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM306 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM401 Seminar II
  • CHM467 Biochemistry I
  • CHM468 Biochemistry II
  • CHM470 Biochemistry Laboratory
  • CHM404 Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences
  • CHM407 Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences Lab

Biology Requirements (19 credits)

  • BIO201 Biology I
  • BIO202 Biology II
  • BIO301 Cell Biology
  • BIO302 Genetics
  • BIO415 Molecular Biology

Mathematics and Physics Requirements (16 credits)

  • MTH201 Calculus I
  • MTH202 Calculus II
  • PHS235 Physics I
  • PHS240 Physics II

Total Credits for Biochemistry Major: 69

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department Chair: Margaret Logan
Location: Smith Hall 223
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Phone: (585) 395-2182
Fax: (585) 395-5805

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Faculty & Staff

Joshua Blose Ph.D
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Assistant Professor

Stephen J Brady MS
(Rochester Institute Of Technology)
Adjunct Lecturer

Michael A Brown Ph.D
(University Of Memphis)
Assistant Professor

Stephen A Godleski Ph.D
(Princeton University)
Professor Emeritus

Elizabeth A Gregory MS
(University Of Rochester)
Instructional Support Associate

Mark P Heitz Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Associate Professor

Markus M Hoffmann Ph.D
(Washington University In St Louis)

Algernon T Kelley Ph.D
(Louisiana State University + Agricultural + Mechan)

Dawn Lee MS
(Rochester Institute Of Technology)
Chemical Hygiene Coordinator

Margaret E Logan Ph.D
(University Of Rochester)
Associate Professor and Chair

Judith M Mevs Ph.D
(University Of Vermont And State Agricultural Colle)
Adjunct Lecturer

Paul Milazzo Ph.D
(University Of Rochester)
Adjunct Lecturer

Carly Reed Ph.D
(Ohio State University-Main Campus)
Assistant Professor

Jessica Smith Ph.D
(University Of Rochester)

Brandy Sreenilayam Ph.D
(University Of Iowa)
Assistant Professor

Gopeekrishnan Sreenilayam Ph.D
(University Of Iowa)