Biochemistry | LSU Majors


You like to examine the chemical makeup of natural products and the chemical reactions that occur in living systems.

About Biochemistry 

Explore the natural world in biochemistry at LSU. This interdisciplinary area of study underlies many of the most cutting-edge breakthroughs in understanding life processes and is critical to modern medicine, so even as an undergraduate, you can participate in research that can have real-world implications.

Possible Careers

  • Biotechnologist
  • Cellular chemist 
  • Geneticist
  • Medical professional 
  • Pharmaceuticals researcher 

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.0 LSU and cumulative GPA (2.5 GPA for transfer)
  • grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1001
  • grade of “C” or better in all math and science courses
  • grade of “C” or better in any of the following: Math 1022, Math 1023, Math 1550, or Math 1551
  • grade of “C” or better in BIOL 1201, BIOL 1202, CHEM 1201, and MATH 1550

Senior College

College of Science


B.S., Bachelor of Science

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Science:  High Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Foreign Language:  Low Intensity
  • Lab Hours Field Work:  Low Intensity
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