The course planning advice here is limited to completing this major which is just one piece of the overall Hendrix College degree requirements. For a full description of degree requirements see the Catalog.
In the first year, student planning to major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (BCMB) should complete:
Note: First-year students are strongly encouraged to limit themselves to 2- science / mathematics courses per semester (3-4 science/mathematics courses during the first year).
Success in the General Chemistry I (CHEM 110) and General Chemistry II (CHEM 120) sequence is highly correlated with algebra skills. If your MATH ACT is 23 or below, strongly consider delaying General Chemistry I (CHEM 110) for a year. Data show that some additional
math experience and experience in college greatly improves the likelihood of a positive outcome. Please consult your Academic Advisor or a member of the Chemistry Department.
Students with previous experience in biology are strongly encouraged to start in Cell Biology (BIOL 150) since course pacing and laboratory experience vary greatly.