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Biochemistry

Major Requirements

Foundation Courses: BIO 150/151, 202/203, 230/231; CHM 111, 222, 223 and 224, or 118, 222 and 223; BCH 252/253.

Upper-level Courses
BCH 352/353
CHM 332 or 335
One physiology course from: BIO 200/201, 204/205, 206/207
One elective from: BCH 380, 390; BIO 306, 310, 332; CHM 328, 338, 357, 369

The S/U grading option is not allowed for courses counting toward the biochemistry major.

Exemption from BIO 150/151 may be obtained for students who receive advanced placement on their Smith College transcript for biology (e.g. AP, International Baccalaureate, A levels). Students receiving advanced placement on their Smith College transcript for chemistry are strongly encouraged to start the introductory chemistry courses with CHM 118.

Students are advised to complete all the following foundational courses before the junior year: BIO 150/151, 202/203, CHM 111, 222, 223, and 224 or 118, 222, and 223, BCH 252/253.

Biochemistry majors are encouraged to include research in the form of a Special Studies (BCH 400, 400D) or Honors (BCH 430D, 432D) Project in their course of study.