Department of Chemistry
Minor in Biochemistry
A minor in Biochemistry is intended to broaden the academic foundation of students who already have a solid scientific background in areas such as biology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, psychology, physics, and engineering. The curriculum exposes students to the first two years of introductory chemistry and one semester of biochemistry lecture and laboratory or two semesters of biochemistry lecture.
To graduate as a chemistry major or minor in any of the programs, a student must earn a grade of C or better in all chemistry courses and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all other courses required for the major.
The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the Core curriculum) required for the minor: 24. At least 6 credit hours beyond the 100-level must be taken within the Chemistry Department at USM.
The minor consists of the following courses:
CHY 113, 114 Principles of Chemistry I and Laboratory Techniques I
CHY 115, 116 Principles of Chemistry II and Laboratory Techniques II
CHY 251, 252 Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHY 253, 254 Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHY 461 Biochemistry I
Either CHY 462 Biochemistry Laboratory I
OR CHY 463 Biochemistry II
The biochemistry minor is not open to chemistry majors.