Biochemistry Undergraduate Program

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is responsible for administering the undergraduate Biochemistry Major at The Ohio State University, as well as for providing instruction in biochemistry to undergraduate students majoring in the other biological and life sciences. We are very proud of the fact that some of the best students at Ohio State major in Biochemistry. Our major provides excellent preparation for professional and graduate training in the life sciences.

Information about the major and other undergraduate activities can be accessed at the following links.

The Biochemistry Major - Description and Course Requirements:

Research Opportunities for Undergraduates:

Academic Advising:

  • Biochemistry Advisors:

    Undergraduate advisors for Biochemistry are located in 110 Celeste Laboratory. Walk-in hours with advisors are available weekly for brief questions. To inquire about these hours or to schedule an appointment with a Biochemistry advisor, please call (614) 292-1204.

    The undergraduate advisors for Biochemistry can provide interested students with a review of the Biochemistry degree options, including the minor in Biochemistry, and will assist undergraduate students in planning and scheduling the coursework needed to complete the Biochemistry major once it is declared. Students can also see a Biochemistry advisor to review General Education (GE) requirements and for general issues such as scheduling and adding/dropping courses. Both of the Biochemistry advisors are also Pre-Health Advisors and can assist as students begin the application process for professional programs.

  • HONORS PROGRAM ADVISING: In general, students will consult with their faculty advisor (listed below) regarding upper level needs such as their Honors Research and Thesis Project, graduate program advise, advanced course selections etc. General academic program advising for the Biochemistry degree will also be available from Ms. Melamed (see above for contact information). Students will also consult with their appointed ASC Honors Program counselor in Smith Laboratory for procedural matters, information about general degree requirements, assistance with an Honors Contract, and for information about other special honors opportunities. Information about the ASC Honors Program can be found at its website.
    • Students graduating 2015 or 2016 please contact:
      Dr. Justin Wu
      752A Biological Sciences Building
      484 West 12th Avenue
      (614) 247-5040
    • Students graduating 2017 or 2018 please contact:
      Dr. Dick Swenson
      776 Biological Sciences Building
      484 West 12th Avenue
      (614) 292-9428
    • Students graduating 2019 or 2020 please contact:
    • Dr. Jane Jackman
      740 Biological Sciences Building
      484 West 12th Avenue
      (614) 247-8097
  • Evaluating Transfer Credit


Resources to Support Academic Success at OSU

Student Life Disability Services collaborates with and empowers students who have disabilities in order to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and university life.

The Younkin Success Center functions as a hub for services related to student success.

  • Dennis Learning Center - The overall mission of the Dennis Learning Center (DLC) is to provide students of all backgrounds with strategies for college success that will enable them to enter, excel in, and complete programs of postsecondary education. DLC serves as a resource for students in need of learning assistance in a number of areas, including motivation, academic stress, procrastination, study skills, time management, test-taking strategies, learning from text, note taking, and self-regulation strategies.
  • Tutoring - The Younkin Success Center offers tutoring in mathematics, chemistry, and physics.  While there is no tutoring in Biochemistry, the tutors may be of particular help to students who are working to bolster their understanding of the fundamentals and prerequisite coursework.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Undergraduate programs are committed to serving the needs of students from underrepresented groups, while cultivating a shared environment in which all students can learn and develop through experiences rich in diversity. Our programs focus on retention, community building, and academic success.

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