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Freshmen and transfer students should look at The Scholar's Guide to Binghamton University (.pdf, 385kb) by Daniel Winegard. Although it is not necessary to declare your major as a freshman, we do recommend you follow the recommended schedule as you are choosing your classes.

It is important for transfer students to speak with an advisor as soon as they can, especially if they are transferring in as juniors. See below for information on how to meet with an advisor.

We recommend that students who are interested in becoming a biochemistry major first speak to a peer advisor. Contact Kurnvir Singh ( or Sophie Russ ( for an appointment. A peer advisor will answer most of the questions you have about which classes to take, and when to take them, more accurately than faculty. Students are the best resource simply because they have more first hand knowledge of the rest of the university than faculty.

If you would rather speak to a faculty advisor, the director of the program is Dr. Susan Bane and the assistant to the director is Maura Loew.

 Dr. Bane has office hours in Science II 320:

Maura's office hour in Science II 313

 To Declare Biochemistry as your Major

If you would like to declare a major in biochemistry, we ask that you fill out the forms below and schedule a meeting with a peer advisor before meeting with the director. Please contact Kurnvir Singh ( or Sophie Russ ( for an appointment.

Biochemistry Sample Schedule 2013 (.pdf, 127kb)

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Last Updated: 8/13/14