The biochemistry program at Rutgers-Camden is offered through the Chemistry Department. The objective is to give students a good background in chemistry, while allowing them to take classes in biology so that they have a solid background in all aspects of biochemistry. Thus, the program includes classes in chemistry and biology (requirements) . Students will be prepared to pursue graduate studies of biochemistry, bio-analytical, bio-organic, and molecular biology, as well as employment in industry (e.g. pharmaceutical companies)

See the suggested outline of Science/Math requirements for biochemistry track students and see the requirements. While it is possible to fill all of the requirements other ways, some classes are only offered in the Fall and some are only offered in the Spring.

Courses

  • 50:160:115 (4) Chemical Principles I
  • 50:160:125 (1) Chemical Principles Lab I
  • 50:160:116 (4) Chemical Principles II
  • 50:160:126 (1) Chemical Principles Lab II
  • 50:160:335 (4) Organic Chemistry I
  • 50:160:339 (1) Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • 50:160:336 (4) Organic Chemistry II
  • 50:160:340 (1) Organic Chemistry Lab II
  • 50:160:326 (3) Instrumental Analysis
  • 50:160:330 (1) Instrumental Analysis Lab
  • 50:160:345 (3) Physical Chemistry I
  • 50:160:347 (1) Physical Chemistry Lab I
  • 50:160:346 (3) Physical Chemistry II
  • 50:160:348 (1) Physical Chemistry Lab II
  • 50:160:491 or 492 (1) Competence in Chem (Exit exam)
  • 50:115:403 (3) General Biochemistry I
  • 50:115:407 (1) General Biochemistry Lab I
  • 50:115:404 (3) General Biochemistry II
  • 50:115:408 (1) General Biochemistry Lab II

Additional Courses

Select two chemistry courses from:

  • 50:160:413 thru 448  (3) Upper level Chemistry Lecture Courses
  • 56:160 (or 115 or 121) 500-levelcourses (3) Graduate Chemistry Lecture Courses
  • 56:160:509 (3) Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry I
  • 56:160:510 (3) Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry II 50:160:413 thru 448
  • 56:160 (or 115 or 121) 500-levelcourses (3) Graduate Chemistry Lecture Courses

or:

One Chemistry course (from above) and one Biology course from:

  • 50:120:307 (3) Genetics
  • 50:120:338 (3) Immunology and Serology
  • 50:120:341 (3) General Physiology
  • 50:120:480 (3) Recombinant DNA technology

Accompanying lab courses are recommended but not required.
  
47 credits total

Additional Courses from Other Departments

  • 50:120:101 (3) General Biology I
  • 50:120:107 (1) General Biology Lab I
  • 50:120:102 (4) General Biology II
  • 50:120:305 (3) Molecular Biology
  • 50:640:121 (4) Unified Calculus I
  • 50:640:122 (4) Unified Calculus II
  • 50:750:131 (3) Elements of Physics I
  • 50:750:133 (1) Elements of Physics Lab I
  • 50:750:132 (3) Elements of Physics II
  • 50:750:134 (1) Elements of Physics Lab II

(50:750:131-134 can be substituted by 50:750:203-206, but the 131-134 sequence is preferred)

27 credits total

(47 + 27 = 74 credits )

Notes

You are only allowed one D grade in your Chem/Biochem lecture courses. The rest must be C or better.

See a typical sequence of classes.