How rigorous are the required courses for a biochemistry major?
I was wondering if the courses to become a biochemistry major are extremely difficult. And if so, how much work and time they would require. Could I still hold a job while taking these classes? #medicine #science #biology #biotechnology #biochemistry
Todd Campbell, MD, FACS
Biochemistry is traditionally a challenging course. It often is used to "weed out" pre med students who are non-biochem majors. If you are full time undergrad student, a part time job or work study may be reasonable depending on your study habits.
They can be very rigorous. You are tying two sciences together in one degree. If you have a real desire to complete this major, you have the ability to manage your time effectively, and you enjoy learning science and are successful at it, you will do fine. It is not easy. You must have a good grasp of biology and chemistry from high school or basic college courses. I am sure that you meet all of these and should do fine, hopefully you are able to excel!.