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This interdisciplinary program provides students with a strong background in the basic principles of physical and life sciences. With courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and molecular biology, the biochemistry program provides strong preparation for professional or graduate school.

Fast Facts

  • an intercollegiate program

    Biochemistry is one of two intercollegiate programs offered at WVU. Students are members of both the Davis College and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, affording them opportunities to apply for scholarships and connect with faculty mentors in both schools

  • rooted in science

    From biology to physics, you’ll gain a strong foundation in the basic principles of physical and life sciences.

  • among the elite

    Biochemistry students are regularly earn recognition as WVU Foundation Outstanding Seniors.


  • Medical doctor
  • Dentist
  • Research scientist
  • Professor
  • Veterinary doctor
  • Laboratory technician
  • Pharmaceutical sales

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
WVUE 191 – First Year Seminar
CHEM 116 – Fundamentals of Chemistry
ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric
BIOL 117 – Introductory Physiology
AGBI 199 – Orientation to Biochemistry
MATH 156 – Calculus 2
BIOL 115 – Principles of Biology
CHEM 115 – Fundamentals of Chemistry

MATH 155 - Calculus

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see the course catalog.