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.
The biochemistry minor is not open to chemistry majors.
To graduate as a chemistry major or minor in any program, a student must earn a grade of C or higher in all chemistry courses and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all other courses required for the major. At least 6 credit hours beyond the 100-level must be taken within the Chemistry Department at USM.
Minimum number of credits required for the minor: 24.