Combined 4+1 Bachelors/Masters in Biochemistry

The combined 4+1 master’s degree in biochemistry is an accelerated program that allows you to earn your undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bradley in five years.

Ready for Anything

The B.S./M.S. degree in biochemistry deepens your knowledge of the chemical basis of life and your mastery of the laboratory methods used to understand it better. The combined program allows you to begin taking graduate level courses during your senior year so you can complete both degrees in less time than it would take to complete them separately. It also pairs you with a faculty mentor for research during the final three years of study. You complete the degree with a comprehensive oral exam, thesis project, defense and public seminar.

Making your Mark

A graduate biochemistry degree is valuable if you want to work in chemical industry, university or government research labs. It’s also beneficial if you want to pursue medical school or a Ph.D. in biochemistry or molecular biosciences.

B.S. Requirements for B.S./M.S. Biochemistry

Chem/Biochem Common Requirements - 49-50 hrs.

  • CHM 110: General Chemistry I - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 111: General Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 116: General Chemistry II - 4 hrs.
  • CHM 117: General Chemistry II Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 252: Organic Chemistry I - 4 hrs.
  • CHM 253: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.
  • CHM 256: Organic Chemistry II - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 257: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II - 1 hr.
  • CHM 292: Chemical Informatics - 1 hr.
  • CHM 326: Analytical Chemistry - 4 hrs.
  • CHM 360: Biochemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 380: Seminar I in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 0 hr.
  • CHM 386: Seminar II in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 0.5 hrs.
  • CHM 470: Physical Chemistry I - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 480: Seminar III in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 0.5 hrs.
  • BIO 151: Molecules to Cells - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 152: Molecules to Cells Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • PHY 110: University Physics I - 4 hrs.
    and PHY 201: University Physics II - 4 hrs.
    or PHY 107: General Physics I - 4 hrs.
    and 108: General Physics II - 4 hrs.
  • MTH 121: Calculus I - 4 hrs.
    and MTH 122: Calculus II - 4 hrs.
    or MTH 115: Brief Calculus With Applications I - 4 hrs.
    and MTH 116: Brief Calculus With Applications II - 3 hrs. 

B.S. Biochemistry Requirements - 23 hrs.

  • CHM 361: Biochemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 462: Protein Structure and Function - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 471: Physical Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.
  • CHM 499: Directed Studies in Chemistry - 2 hrs.
  • CHM 520: Instrumental Analysis - 4 hrs.
  • CHM 566: Intermediary Metabolism - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 580: Literature Seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 1 hr.
  • BIO 310: Genetics - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 464: Cell Biology - 4 hrs.

M.S. Requirements for B.S./M.S. Biochemistry

Required Courses - 18 hrs.

  • CHM 524: Fundamentals of Separation Science - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 536: Inorganic Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 599: Research - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 682: Thesis Research Seminar - 1 hr.
  • CHM 697: Research - 7 hrs.
  • CHM 699: Thesis - 1 hr.

Elective Courses - 12 hrs.

  • Biochemistry
    • CHM 564: Biochemical Literature - 1-2 hrs.
    • CHM 568: Topics in Biochemistry - 1-3 hrs.
    • BIO  503: Molecular Genetics - 3 hrs.
    • BIO  509: Human Genetics - 3 hrs.
    • BIO  568: Cell/Molecular Immunology - 3 hrs.
  • Chemistry
    • CHM 500: Chemical Topics - 1–3 hrs.
    • CHM 512: Molecular Modeling - 1 hr.
    • CHM 514: Chemical Group Theory - 1 hr.
    • CHM 516: Environmental Chemistry - 3 hrs.
    • CHM 526: Advanced Analytical Chemistry - 3 hrs.
    • CHM 528: Topics in Analytical Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
    • CHM 532: Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry - 3 hrs.
    • CHM 537: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
    • CHM 538: Topics in Inorganic Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
    • CHM 540: Materials Chemistry - 3 hrs.
    • CHM 541: Materials Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
    • CHM 548: Topics in Materials Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
    • CHM 550: Industrial Organic Chemistry - 1 hr.
    • CHM 552: Physical Organic Chemistry - 3 hrs.
    • CHM 554: Organic Spectroscopy - 3 hrs.
    • CHM 555: Organic Spectroscopy Laboratory - 1 hr.
    • CHM 558: Topics in Organic Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
    • CHM 576: Physical Chemistry II - 3 hrs.
    • CHM 577: Physical Chemistry Laboratory II - 1 hr.
    • CHM 578: Topics in Physical Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
    • CHM 584: Readings in Chemistry or Biochemistry - 1–3 hrs.
Note: No less than half of the credits coming from the biochemistry list.