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Undergraduate Program

Degree Requirements: Biochemistry

The major in biochemistry is administered jointly by the Chemistry and Biology Departments

Required courses in Chemistry include 1 (or 11 or 16) and 2 (or 12), followed by Chemistry 31, 42, 51/53, 52/54 and 171/172. Required courses in Biology include 13L, 41, 50 (or Chem. Eng. 163) and105. Course work in mathematics (Math 34) and physics (Physics 2 or 12) is required as prerequisites for Chemistry 31.

A possible sequence of courses for the Biochemistry major:

Year Fall Spring
1 Chem 1 (or 11)
Bio 13
Chem 2 or Chem 12
2 Chem 51/53
Phys 1 or 11
Math 34
Chem 52/54
Chem 171
Phy 2 or Phy 12
3 Bio 41
Chem 172
Bio 50 or ChBE 163
Bio 105
4 Chem 31 Chem 42

Students are strongly encouraged to carry out a research project either during the academic year or during the summer.

Complete course requirements can be found in the Tufts Bulletin.