Biochemistry, B.S.

Overall Requirements 

  • 120 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level.
  • Only major requirements and related area requirement courses at or below the 300-level in which grades of C- or better are earned will be counted toward the major. Students must earn a C- or better in prerequisite major requirements and related area requirement courses before advancing to subsequent courses. Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in CHE courses at UNC Greensboro. 

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements (MAC)
College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CIC)

Major Requirements

General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Laboratory Techniques
Intermediate Organic Chemistry Lab
Chemistry Seminar
Introductory Physical Chemistry
and Introductory Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Biochemistry Lab
Chemistry Seminar Introduction *
Related Area Requirements29
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
Calculus A
Calculus B
Select one of the following:
and Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory
Select one of the following:
General Physics I
and General Physics II
General Physics I with Calculus
and General Physics II with Calculus
Advanced Biochemistry, Advanced Biological Science, or Independent Study Electives5-7
Select 5-7 credits of the following: **
At least 3 credits must be CHE. 1
Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Computational Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry II
Advanced Organic Chemistry I
Organometallic Chemistry
Introduction to Chemical Biology
Special Topics in Chemistry: Biochemistry
Synthetic Techniques **
Senior Research
Senior Research
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Laboratory
Cell Biology 2
Genetics 2
Plant Physiology and Biotechnology
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Laboratory
Hormones in Action
and Neurobiology Laboratory
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
Molecular Biological Approaches in Research
Introduction to Biotechnology
Advanced Genetics
Undergraduate Research
Research Experience in Physics

The course is taken as an audit.


Requirement is only 5 credits if CHE 481 is chosen. 


Minimum of 2 credits in CHE is required only if CHE 481 is chosen.


If not used for a Related Area Requirement above.


Electives should be sufficient to complete the 120 credit hours required for the degree. Additional advanced courses in Chemistry and Biology are recommended. 

Disciplinary Honors in Chemistry and Biochemistry  


  • A minimum of 12 credit hours as defined below.
  • UNC Greensboro cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better or, for transfer students, cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions.
Senior Honors Project
6 credits of Honors course work in the major6
3 credits of Honors course work in the major or another area3


Receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in Chemistry and Biochemistry; have that accomplishment, along with the title of the Senior Honors Project, noted on the official transcript; and be recognized at a banquet held at the end of the spring semester.

Honors Advisor

Contact Liam Duffy at for further information and guidance about Honors in Chemistry and Biochemistry. To apply: