School/College: L & S
Field of Study
The study of life processes at the molecular level (in physical and chemical terms).
Research scientist, including medical researcher, in government or industry laboratory; legal professional (e.g., patent lawyer or forensics investigator); high school teacher; university professor; physician; veterinarian; other health professionals; science reporter; genetics counselor.
Special Opportunities & Additional Information
- Program faculty advisors are available to students who have declared the major, so early declaration is an advantage.
- Majors are strongly encouraged to gain research experience, usually in the form of a senior thesis or other independent research project.
Selected Required Courses
- Intro Biology:
- Biology 151-152; or Biocore
- Math 221
- General Chemistry:
- Chem 103-104, and 327 or 329; or Chem 109 and 327 or 329; or Chem 115-116
- Organic Chemistry:
- Chem 343, 344 and 345
- Physics 201-202; or Physics 207-208
Recommended Course Sequence for Freshman Year
- Chem 103 or 109
- Math 222 or Statistics
- Chem 104
- Math 221
- Students will be assigned a faculty advisor.