A minor is offered in biochemistry. Declaration of a biochemistry minor is open to any student enrolled at CU Boulder, regardless of college or school.


The College of Arts and Sciences will allow a maximum of 9 hours of transfer credit, including 6 upper-division credit hours to count toward a minor. Students may transfer courses through organic chemistry only. All courses required for the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better, and the overall GPA in all BCHM and CHEM courses taken must be a 2.00.

Students who have taken CHEN 1211 and CHEM 1221 may substitute them for CHEM 1113 . Engineering students who have taken CHEN 4521 may not use this to satisfy the physical chemistry requirement.

General Chemistry
Select one of the following two options:5-10
Option 1:
General Chemistry 1
and Laboratory in General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
and Laboratory in General Chemistry 2
Option 2:
Foundations of Chemistry
and Foundations of Chemistry Lab
Organic Chemistry10-12
Organic Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry 1 for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 1
or CHEM 3361
Organic Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry 2 for Chemistry Majors
Organic Chemistry 2 for Biochemistry Majors
Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 2
Laboratory in Advanced Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Select one of the following:3-4
Core Concepts in Physical Chemistry for Biochemists
Physical Chemistry 1
Select one of the following:3-8
Principles of Biochemistry
Foundations of Biochemistry
and Metabolic Pathways and Human Disease
Foundations of Biochemistry
and Biochemistry of Gene Transmission, Expression and Regulation
Total Credit Hours21-34