Major in Biochemistry at Hamline University The biochemistry major is particularly suited to students who plan to go on to graduate training in biochemical and molecular research or medical school. Hamline majors complete introductory coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and then further their studies with upper-level elective courses in related areas. The biochemistry major consists of 17 courses plus a seminar and an independent research project. Required Courses Chemistry CHEM 1130 - General Chemistry I CHEM 1140 - General Chemistry II CHEM 3240 - Analytical Chemistry CHEM 3450 - Organic Chemistry I CHEM 3460 - Organic Chemistry II CHEM 3550 - Chemical Thermodynamics Biology BIOL 3060 - Principles of Cell Biology BIOL 5900 - Molecular Cell Biology Mathematics MATH 1170 - Calculus I MATH 1180 - Calculus II MATH 3320 - Multivariable and Vector Calculus Biochemistry BIOC 3820 - Biochemistry I BIOC 3830 - Biochemistry II Physics PHYS 1230 - General Physics I PHYS 1240 - General Physics II Electives One from the following list of courses: BIOL 5600 - Developmental Biology BIOL 5760 - Immunology CHEM 3330 - Instrumental Methods CHEM 3560 - Physical Chemistry II CHEM 5840 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry One Additional Course Choose one additional course from the list above or from one of the following: One 5000-level math, biology, or physics course or One 3000-level course (e.g. digital electronics, programming); students must obtain permission from program director Seminar Requirement Biochemistry students must complete either three semesters of BIOL 5950: Biology Seminar and one semester of BIOL 5951: Biology Seminar Presentation, or two semesters each (fall and spring of the same year) of CHEM 5960: Research Techniques and CHEM 5961: Research Techniques II. Independent Research Project Requirement BIOC 5970: Independent Study or BIOC 4010: Collaborative Research or written documentation of an appropriate independent research project from the program directors. Note BIOC, BIOL, and CHEM courses listed above count as inside the major and do not qualify for breadth of study. BIOL and CHEM courses taken as preparation or electives do count for breadth of study.