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Biochemistry, BS (2023-2024)

Biochemistry, BS

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The following curriculum map is plan for a new student with zero credits. If you have any transfer work, AP credits, Running Start credits, or any other type of college level coursework, your plan will be different. Please always connect with your advisor and faculty mentor to double check you are on the correct path! Also, if you are required to take pre-university level courses, your plan will be different too.

Year 1

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
CHEM 1714CHEM 1724CHEM 1734
CHEM 171L1CHEM 172L1CHEM 173L1
MATH 1615MATH 1625MATH 1635
PHYS 1514PHYS 1524PHYS 1534
PHYS 1611PHYS 1621PHYS 1631
Credit Total:15Credit Total:15Credit Total:15
Take a first year seminar course
Visit Career Services or take a Career Exploration course
Meet with your academic advisor every term
Join a student club/organization in SAIL (ACS student club or Forensics club)
Attend at least three campus events/activities
Talk to professor in a major you’re interested in pursuing
Check out volunteer and service activities
Explore interests and begin planning path at EWU

Year 2

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
CHEM 304L3BIOL 1725Global5
ENGL 1015CHEM 319, 420, or 4325ENGL 2015
BIOL 1715
Credit Total:16Credit Total:15Credit Total:15
Meet with your advisor
Declare your Major!
Join as science club or the Pre-med/dent society
Attend a lecture series
Use Degree Works to track degree progress
Apply for summer internships
Declare major, participate in academic projects or research


  • All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
  • Grade Requirements: due to the cumulative nature of chemistry courses, the department strongly recommends that students receive a grade ≥C in all prerequisite chemistry courses.

Year 3

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
CHEM 3512CHEM 3723Diversity5
Credit Total:12Credit Total:12Credit Total:13
Meet with faculty advisor
Attend lecture series
Make an appointment with career advisor
Identify possible Junior year project
Prepare resume and have it reviewed by a Career Advisor
Identify faculty mentor for a possible directed study project
Apply for a summer internship
Work with faculty on a project, plan for life after college

Year 4

Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
CHEM 4214CHEM 4224CHEM 490 or 4914-6
CHEM 4311CHEM 4815CHEM 4824
CHEM 4805CHEM 484, 371, 373, or BIOL 3713
CHEM 4833CHEM 499 or 395 or 4982
CHEM 499 or 395 or 4982
Credit Total:15Credit Total:14Credit Total:8-10
Meet with faculty advisor, Begin directed-study project
Apply for graduation
Grad school? Take GRE, update resume and apply!
Want a job? Update cover letter and resume, Visit the Career Center
Complete directed-study research project
Use Degree Works to track degree progress
Senior Thesis or Capstone Course
Participate in Research & Creative Works Symposium
Graduate with a Chemistry/ Biochemistry degree from EWU!