Biochemistry, B.S.

The B.S. biochemistry degree provides excellent academic and laboratory preparation for many careers and allows flexibility to incorporate pre-requisite courses in biology, psychology and physics required for admission to medical, pharmacy and dental schools. This degree can be ACS certified with the completion of CHE 242 Inorganic Chemistry, CHE 244L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

General Education Requirement
NUB 102NU Beginnings 11
Foundation Courses27
Select 21 credits of Distribution Courses21
PHY 121
PHY 123L
General Physics
and General Physics
MAT 111Calculus I4
MAT 112Calculus II4
Major Requirement 2
CHE 111
CHE 113L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE 112
CHE 114L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHE 221
CHE 223L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE 222
CHE 224L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHE 227
CHE 229L
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHE 331
CHE 333L
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE 345
CHE 347L
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Laboratory I
CHE 346
CHE 348L
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry Laboratory II
Biochemistry Elective
Select one of the following:3-4
Career Seminar
and Written and Oral Reports
Senior Research
and Senior Research
General Biology I
and Gen Biology Lab I
General Biology II
and Gen Biology Lab II
General Physics
and General Physics
Other Courses
Science elective3
Advised elective3
Total Credits102-103

All Niagara University students entering as freshmen are required to take the one credit Niagara University Beginning seminar course (NUB 102 NU Beginnings) in addition to the 20 general education requirements.


Except for extraordinary circumstances, students majoring in chemistry and biochemistry are expected to complete major program requirements in fall and spring semesters.

Science Electives

Science electives should be chosen from the following list of courses:

CHE 332Physical Chemistry II3
CHE 338Instrumental Analysis3
CHE 350Spec Topics:4
CHE 403Honors Thesis I 13
CHE 404Honors Thesis II3
CHE 435Biophysical Chemistry3
CHE 441Physical Chemistry III: Advanced3
CHE 443Advanced Organic Chemistry3
CHE 446Physical Organic Chemistry3
CHE 494Chemistry Internship6
CHE 495Chemistry Internship3
CHE 496Chemistry Internship3
BIO 212Microbiology3
BIO 334Cell Biology 24
BIO 436Medical Genetics3
MAT 102
MAT 202
Intro Statistics
and Statistics II