The Catholic University of America

B.S./B.A. Degree in Biochemistry

Dr. Cynthia Brewer, Advising Coordinator
(202) 319-5385 or

Suggested Sequence of Courses for a B.S./B.A. in Biochemistry

The biochemistry program is an inter-departmental program administered by a committee selected from the faculty of the Departments of Biology and Chemistry. Both a B.A. and a B.S. are available. Interested students should direct inquires to Dr. Greg Miller, the Advising Coordinator, or Dr. John Golin of the Department of Biology (319-5722).

The course requirements are designed to provide rigorous but balanced training in both biology and chemistry. In addition, undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in laboratory research with the faculty or at area research facilities such as the National Institutes of Health and the Walter reed Army Institute of Research. The biochemistry curriculum fulfills course requirements for most post-graduate schools in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, as well as most life science professional schools in medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences and optometry.

Freshman Year:

  • BIOL 105, 106;
  • CHEM 103/113 and 104/114;
  • MATH 111 and 112

Sophomore Year:

  • CHEM 203/213 and 204/214;
  • PHYS 205 or 215/225 and 206 or 216/226

Junior Year:

  • CHEM 351/353; 508 and 518;
  • 1 BIOL elective from BIOL 207, 538, 548, 549, 586

Senior Year:

  • 1 BIOL elective from BIOL 207, 538,518,549,586;
  • CHEM 571, 572 and 596