Selecting Courses

Mount Holyoke offers advanced-level biochemistry courses in such subjects as protein biochemistry and cellular metabolism, DNA and RNA structures, and special topics in biochemistry and molecular biology. In addition, students may conduct independent research with any member of the Biochemistry Committee, and (upon approval) with members of the Biological Sciences Department, Chemistry Department and Program in Neuroscience.

First-Year Students

For first-year students who are currently registering for spring courses, we recommend that you enroll in TWO of the following:

  • biology 145 or biology 200 (the latter if you have a semester of college biology or AP credit)
  • chemistry 201 (if you have the prerequisite Gen Chem I)
  • calculus I or II
  • physics I

The Pre-Health Program at Mount Holyoke is a resource for undergraduates who are preparing for future careers in the health professions (medical, dental, veterinary, nursing, etc).