This program requires many of the same courses in biochemistry as the normal major while meeting the requirements of the American Chemical Society. Study the chemistry of life and get the best preparation for graduate studies in biochemistry.

The biochemistry program at Calvin studies the nature and behavior of matter, with particular attention paid to the complex macromolecules of living systems: proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids.

When you graduate with a biochemistry degree at Calvin, you’ll be prepared to understand and solve modern biochemical problems, and be well equipped for careers as diverse as medicine, analytical chemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy and education, just to name a few.

Course Requirements

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The prerequisite to enter the biochemistry program is a minimum average of "C" (2.0) in Chemistry 104 and in one course from Chemistry 201, 253, or 261.

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