Biology: Biochemistry

Biochemistry is a study of the chemical and molecular basis of all life, from plants and animals to single-cell organisms.

Emmanuel’s biochemistry concentration provides students the opportunity to not only study living things, but to understand the biochemistry of those organisms—the molecular compounds, substances and physiology that make them tick. Students will be exposed to current research in lectures, labs and in faculty-supported research projects.

Major Requirements

View the 2017-2018 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

B.S. Biology with Concentration in Biochemistry

Requirements for Concentration (In addition to concentration electives, students must complete the additional elective requirements to satisfy the major)


  • BIOL3125 Molecular Biology
    CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II
    CHEM3115 Introduction to Toxicology OR CHEM3123 Advanced Chemical Synthesis (Please note that this chemistry elective replaces one of the biology elective) 
  • INT3211 Experiential Internships in the Natural Sciences
    BIOL4194/95 Research Internships in the Natural Sciences I & II (Please note this will count as an advanced biology elective with lab)
    Two upper-level biology electives that must cover category 2

Learning Goals & Outcomes

At the completion of a degree from the Biology Department, the student will have:

  • Understand fundamental concepts in biology
  • Have the capacity to use and critically evaluate scientific knowledge
  • Be able to collaborate with others to find insightful solutions to problems
  • Appreciate how biology relates to important issues that affect society through ethical and moral awareness
  • Have working knowledge of biological lab techniques, lab safety, experimental design and data analysis