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Matthew Jones-Rhoades

Associate Professor of Biology; Chair of Biochemistry

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Requirements for the major: Bachelor of Arts

11 credits as follows:

  • BIOL 120, BIOL 130, CHEM 102 or 102A, CHEM 211, CHEM 212
  • BCHM 265, BCHM 301, BCHM 302, BCHM 310
  • One elective from among the following list: BCHM 333, BCHM 334, BCHM 335, BCHM 340, BCHM 345, CHEM 215, CHEM 316, CHEM 325, CHEM 328, BIOL 328, BIOL 331, BIOL 332, BIOL 333, BIOL 335 or BIOL 338.
  • The senior capstone experience, requiring a research project or in-depth library project: BCHM 399 (1/2 planning for a project) plus BCHM 399 (1/2 carrying out the project), or BCHM 399 (1 credit), or BCHM 400 (Honors).

Requirements for the major: Bachelor of Science

In addition to the B.A. Major requirements (above), students must complete 4.5 additional credits from the following sets of courses:

  • MATH 151, MATH 152
  • CHEM 321 and CHEM 321A
  • Two electives from the list above for the B.A.

Requirements for the minor

5 courses as follows:

  • BIOL 120 (Cell Biology and Physiology)
  • CHEM 211 and CHEM 212 (Organic Chemistry)
  • BCHM 301 and BCHM 302 (Structure and Function; Chemistry of Metabolism)

Note: Students double majoring in Biochemistry and Biology may count no more than 3 courses to both majors. Students double majoring in Biochemistry and Chemistry may count no more than 4 courses to both majors. For major-minor combinations of Biochemistry and either Biology or Chemistry, no more than 2 courses may apply simultaneously to both programs.

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