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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Department Chemistry & Geology
College Science, Engineering & Technology
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BA, BS
Program Description Biochemistry is a discipline that encompasses both biology and chemistry. This rapidly expanding science focuses on the study of the molecular aspects of living organisms. The tools and concepts of biochemistry are important as a foundation for careers in many areas of research and in medicine. Students considering a BA or BS degree in biochemistry should consult a biochemistry advisor for specific information regarding the program.
Biochemistry is an appropriate degree major for those students planning to pursue professional programs in medicine, pharmacy, optometry, chiropractic, physical therapy, podiatry, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, or thos wishing to obtain a Ph.D. in molecular biosciences.
Admission Requirements Admission to the major is required before a student can enroll in 300- and 400-level courses. To be eligible for admission to the biochemistry program a student must have declared biochemistry as a first major; completed 32 credits, including BIOL 105 and 106, as well as CHEM 201 and 202; and achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Applications for admission to the biochemistry major are available in the College Advising Center, Trafton C-125.
Other Requirements To achieve a major in biochemistry, a student must achieve an overall 2.00 GPA with no more than 4 credits of “D” in chemistry and biochemistry courses.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Chemistry & Geology Department
241 Ford Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1963
Fax: 507-389-5625
College Advising All biochemistry majors are assigned to an academic advisor to assist them in planning their major program. 
Additional advising support is available at:
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising Center
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001

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