UM Logoheader image
U of M :: College of Liberal Arts :: Chemistry & Biochemistry :: Undergraduate

Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7301
(662) 915-7300 (fax)

B.A. Biochemistry Degree

The B.A. in biochemistry, with biology as a minor, provides excellent preparation for students whose career interests lie in medicine, other health-related fields, or molecular biology. A major in biochemistry for the B.A. degree consists of the following 30 semester hours of chemistry courses: Chemistry 105, 106, 115, 116; 221, 222, 225, 226; 331 or 334; 471, 472 (or 463 - 2 hours), 473, and 580. Mathematics 261, 262 and Physics 211, 212, 221, 222 or Physics 213, 214, 223, 224 are also required.

The following courses may not be used for major or minor credit: Chem 101, 102, 103, 104, 113, 114, 121, 201, 202, 271, 381, 382, or 383.

SAMPLE PROGRAM

FRESHMAN YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 105, 106, 115, 116
8
WRIT 100 or WRIT 101 and either WRIT 102 or LIBA 102
6
Biology 160, 161, 162, 163
8
Mathematics 261, 262
6
Elective
3
 
31
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 221, 222, 225, 226
8
English 221,222,223,224,225
6
Foreign Language 101, 102 (or 111 or 121)
6
Physics 211, 212, 221, 222 or
Physics 213, 214, 223, 224
8
Elective
3
 
31
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 471, 472 (or 463)*, 473,
8
Foreign Language 201, 202 (or 211)
6
Biology 330, 336
8
History 101, 102 or 105, 106
6
Elective
3
 
31
 
SENIOR YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 331 or 334
3
CHEM 580
3
Biology 333
4
Social science
6
Fine or Performing Arts
3
Humanities
3
Electives
9
 
31
 
* With departmental approval, 2 hours of CHEM 463 may substitute for CHEM 472