Jun 06, 2023  
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog

Biochemistry, B.S.

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Program Requirements

Required Courses: 34 Credits

Electives: 6 Credits

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Cognate Requirements: 32 Credits

*Completion of both MATH 141  & MATH 142  may be substituted for MATH 151 .

**With the permission of the chair, PHYS 101 , PHYS 202  may be substituted for PHYS 103 , PHYS 104 .

Recommended Coursework Outside the Major

Consult with a departmental adviser.


  • Students graduating with a major in biochemistry must complete 52 hours in the required chemistry and biology courses with at least a 2.0 in each course.
  • Students majoring in biochemistry should plan on taking CHEM 425  and CHEM 426  during their Junior year. They are also encouraged to take BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 311  and BIOL 320  prior to Biochemistry 1: lecture and lab.
  • Since both calculus and physics are prerequisites for CHEM 451 , students are encouraged to start the cognate sequences as soon as possible.
  • Students may not double major in chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Recitations cannot be counted as elective courses.

Total Credit Hours Required: 40 Plus 32 Credits of Cognates

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