Biochemistry & NU Core requirements

The Biochemistry degree requires credit for two semesters each of general biology, physics, and calculus, and four semesters of chemistry, including general chemistry and organic chemistry.

These courses are in preparation for the three main courses of the major, which include Genetics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Cell Biology.

Advanced courses include Bioanalytical Chemistry, Physical Biochemistry, and four advanced electives drawn from both the Biology and the Chemistry and Chemical Biology departments.

In addition, students must fulfill the NU Core course distribution, writing, and experiential education requirements, including a capstone course. Specific course requirements and standards for maintaining academic progress are given in the Course Catalog.

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    David Budil
    Program Director,
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Associate Dean of Research
    Department of Chemistry
    Northeastern University
    207 Hurtig Hall and
    115 Richards Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    617.373.2369

    Steering Committee:
    Carla Mattos
    Jacqueline Piret
    Phyllis Strauss

    Program Assistant:
    Morline Gordon-Grier
    203 Mugar Life Sciences Building
    617.373.2852