The Biochemistry Major

The major in biochemistry at Mount Holyoke provides a strong background in the fundamentals of both biology and chemistry while also developing an awareness of the unique principles of biochemistry. Majors follow a core curriculum of courses in chemistry, biological sciences, and biochemistry, and then elect advanced courses in these disciplines. The Biochemistry chapter of the course catalogue provides detailed information on requirements for the major as well as helpful information for new students who have advanced credits.

All majors complete a comprehensive written examination, and seniors must give an oral presentation on a biochemical topic at the annual Senior Symposium.

There is no minor in biochemistry.