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The objective of the biochemistry minor is to provide broad introductory course work and laboratory experience to science majors without the more technical mathematical and biochemical prerequisites required of the biochemistry major. The biochemistry minor is open to all CLAS students and should prove beneficial for science majors, pre-professional health science majors and students seeking science education certification.
These program requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major, minor and CLAS advisors to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor
- Students must complete a minimum of 25 CHEM credit hours.
- Students must complete a minimum of nine upper division (3000-level and above) CHEM credit hours.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all courses that apply to the minor and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Courses taken using pass/fail grading cannot apply to minor requirements.
- Students must complete a minimum of nine credit hours with CU Denver faculty chosen from the approved courses.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- All courses applied to the biochemistry minor need to be taken within ten years of the graduation date with the exception of General Chemistry I Lecture CHEM 2031 General Chemistry I or CHEM 2081 Honors General Chemistry I and Laboratory CHEM 2038 General Chemistry Laboratory I or CHEM 2088 Honors General Chemistry I Laboratory and General Chemistry II Lecture CHEM 2061 General Chemistry II or CHEM 2091 Honors General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory CHEM 2068 General Chemistry Laboratory II or CHEM 2098 Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory. In the event that the student would like to apply for expired credit for Organic I Lecture CHEM 3481 Majors Organic Chemistry I, the student will need to test at the 50 th percentile on the ACS Standardized Exam for Organic Chemistry I.
|Complete the following program requirements:||25-27|
|Complete the following required courses:||22-24|
|General Chemistry I|
or CHEM 2081
|Honors General Chemistry I|
|General Chemistry Laboratory I|
or CHEM 2088
|Honors General Chemistry I Laboratory|
|General Chemistry II|
or CHEM 2091
|Honors General Chemistry II Lecture|
|General Chemistry Laboratory II|
or CHEM 2098
|Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory|
|Organic Chemistry I|
or CHEM 3481
|Majors Organic Chemistry I|
|Organic Chemistry II|
or CHEM 3491
|Majors Organic Chemistry II|
|General Biochemistry I 1|
or CHEM 3810
or CHEM 5810
|Graduate Biochemistry I|
|Complete 3 credit hours from one the following elective courses:||3|
|Advanced Analytical Chemistry|
|Advanced Physical Chemistry|
|Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|Structural Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases|
|General Biochemistry II|
|Biochemistry of Metabolic Disease|
|Biochemistry of Gene Regulation and Cancer|
|Molecular Modeling and Drug Design|
|Bioinorganic Chemistry: Bioinorganic compounds in medicine|
|Independent Study: Chem 2|
|Directed Research 2|
Students may enroll in CHEM 5810 Graduate Biochemistry I with permission from the instructor.
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