The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes interested transfer students. In order for a transfer student to complete a major in chemistry or biochemistry in two years, it is essential for that student to have already completed a year-long sequence in both general chemistry and organic chemistry. For students interested in biochemistry, having already completed a first course in biology (equivalent to BIOL 1A) is also essential. Given course sequencing issues, it can be difficult for students to transfer into the department in the winter term. Any applicants considering a winter transfer should contact the department in advance to determine the feasibility of doing so.