Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science (BS) Major in Biochemistry

Requirements include the Loyola Core Curriculum including the writing-intensive and language requirement, fifteen chemistry/biochemistry courses totaling 43 credit hours, four physics courses totaling 8 credit hours, three mathematics courses totaling 9 credit hours, seven biology courses totaling 16 credit hours. Chemistry 300 (Undergraduate Research) is strongly recommended. Credit hours earned in Chemistry 300 or Chemistry 380 do not count as elective hours satisfying the BS degree requirement.  Both CHEM 300 and 380 are required to receive Departmental honors.

Chemistry Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Chemistry 105 Chemical Principles 4
Chemistry 106 Basic Inorganic Chemistry 4
Chemistry 221 Organic Chemistry I 4
Chemistry 222 Organic Chemistry II 4
Chemistry 212 Elementary Quantitative Analysis Lecture 3
Chemistry 214 Elementary Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
Chemistry 305 Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences 3
Chemistry 306 Physical Biochemistry Laboratory 1
Chemistry 307 Inorganic Chemistry for Biochem Majors 3
Chemistry 370 Biochemistry I 3
Chemistry 371 Biochemistry II 3
Chemistry 372 Biochemistry Laboratory I 2
Chemistry 373 Biochemistry Laboratory II 2
Biochemistry Focus Elective (one of these—Chem 365, 385, 386, 387, or 388) 3
Biochemistry Elective (one of these—Chem 312, 323, 365, 385, 386, 387, 388, 396, (Biol 380, 382, 388, 389) 3
TOTAL 43
Physics Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Physics 111 College Physics I 3
Physics 112 College Physics II 3
Physics 111L College Physics Laboratory I 1
Physics 112L College Physics Laboratory II 1
TOTAL 8
Math Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Math 131 Applied Calculus I or Math 161 Calculus I 3
Math 132 Applied Calculus II or Math 162 Calculus II 3
Stat 203 Statistics 3
TOTAL 9
Biology Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Biology 101 General Biology I 3
Biology 102 General Biology II 3
Biology 111 General Biology I Laboratory 1
Biology 112 General Biology II Laboratory 1
Biology 251 Cell Biology 3
Biology 282 Genetics 3
Biology 283 Genetics Laboratory 2
TOTAL 16

Core requirements can be found at http://www.luc.edu/core/.

Please visit http://www.luc.edu/cas/academics_degreerequirements.shtml#college to view other CAS requirements.

For chemistry course descriptions, pre and co-requisite information, and math requirement information please visit http://www.luc.edu/chemistry/courses_undergrad.shtml.

All chemistry majors are assigned a chemistry faculty advisor. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis, at least twice a year, for assistance with your chemistry schedule, research possibilities, graduate school information and more. If you do not know who your advisor is please call the chemistry department at 773.508.3100 or come to the department office located in Flanner Hall room 125.