The biochemistry minor program is designed to give students majoring in other disciplines a solid grounding in the basics of biochemistry to complement their major degree program. It is especially appropriate for students whose majors are in the various disciplines of life sciences, physics, engineering and geology and for students planning careers in the fields of medicine and health.
At a Glance
A minor in biochemistry is awarded to students who complete 28 credit hours in the following required courses:
BCH 341 Physical Chemistry with a Biological Focus (3)*
BCH 461 General Biochemistry (3)
BCH 462 General Biochemistry (3)
BCH 467 Analytical Biochemistry Laboratory, L (3)
CHM 113 General Chemistry I, SQ (4)
CHM 116 General Chemistry II, SQ (4)
CHM 233 General Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 234 General Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHM 237 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CHM 238 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
*Prerequisites for BCH 341 include CHM 114, 116 or 118 with "C" or better; CHM 231, 233 or 333 with "C" or better; MAT 251, 265 or 270 with "C" or better; and PHY 101, 112 or 131 with "C" or better.
A minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a scale of 4.00) is required for each of the courses.
Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
GPA Requirement: 2.00
Incompatible Majors: BS in applied biological sciences (all concentrations); BS in biochemistry (medicinal chemistry); BS in chemistry (environmental chemistry); BS in forensic science; BS in health sciences (preprofessional); BS in nutrition; BS in nutrition (human nutrition); BS in biochemistry; BA in biochemistry; BS in chemistry; BA in chemistry
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
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