2014-15 Pitzer Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2018  
2014-15 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry Major

This is a combined major at the interface of biology and chemistry which partially overlaps the requirements for those two individual majors. It is particularly appropriate for those going on to graduate work and also provides a strong background for those entering medical, dental and veterinary school.

Requirements for the Major

Learning Outcomes for the Program in Biochemistry

Students completing a major in Biochemistry should demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Be able to apply knowledge of chemistry and biology to solve biochemical problems.
  2. Possess a breadth of knowledge in organic, physical, and biochemistry, as well as genetics, molecular biology and cellular biology.
  3. Be able to identify, formulate and solve complex biochemical problems.
  4. Read and understand original research.
  5. Be able to design and conduct experiments.
  6. Have a mastery of techniques and skills.
  7. Be able to communicate results and findings.

Courses required for the Biochemistry major: