Modern scientific research in Biology and Chemistry is increasingly interdisciplinary, and undergraduate training in the sciences at Fordham therefore must respond to remain relevant. The Department of Chemistry (FCRH) and the Department of Biological Sciences (FCRH) therefore have created an interdisciplinary minor in Biochemistry with a curriculum that overlaps the topical coverage of modern Biological Sciences and Chemistry.
The requirements for the minor are founded upon a two-semester course in modern biochemistry (Chemistry Department), plus two one-semester courses, namely, genetics and molecular biology (Biological Sciences Department or, alternatively, Natural Sciences). Two additional advanced electives outside of a student's major program round out the course requirements.
The Biochemistry minor additionally provides students with the opportunity to participate in research activities with faculty across the biology-chemistry disciplines.
Coursework in Biochemistry draws from offerings in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Natural Science.
|Biological Sciences Courses|
& BISC 2549
and General Genetics Lab
& BISC 3653
and Microbiology Lab
|BISC 3752||Molecular Biology||3|
|BISC 3754||Cell Biology||3|
|CHEM 3622||Physical Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 3721||Quantitative Analysis||4|
& CHEM 4231
and Biochemistry Lab I
|CHEM 4222||Biochemistry II||3|
|CHEM 4241||Biomimetic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 4621||Bionanotechnology and Introduction to Nanomedicine||4|
|CHEM 4625||Computational Chemistry||3|
|Natural Science Courses|
& NSCI 2822
and Immunology Lab
& NSCI 3833
and Genetics Lab
|NSCI 3154||Cell and Development Biology Lecture 1||3|
|NSCI 4080||Pharmacological Chemistry||3|
& NSCI 4843
|Advanced Microbiology Lecture|
and Advanced Microbiology Lab
& NSCI 4876
|Molecular Biology Lecture|
and Molecular Biology Lab