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Undergraduate Resources

Students can earn a degree in Biochemistry either through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources or the College of Arts and Sciences. The major courses are identical — the only difference is in the college distribution requirements and what "surrounds" the major.  Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources students take a Science Literacy course and one economics course (overlaps with ACE).  Arts and Sciences students take additional writing, social science, humanities, and foreign language courses.

Arts and Sciences Requirements

CASNR Requirements

BIOC Tutors

Academic Integrity

  • Integrity is an important concept to ensure the academic credentials of biochemistry students are viewed positively by those who seek our students for employment and graduate/professional school admissions.  The Department of Biochemistry has a policy that explains how it handles violations of academic integrity.

Academic Advising

Academic advising in Biochemistry is done by two full-time professional advisors. Students are assigned to an advisor according to the college through which the major is declared. Our advisors work closely with other teams on campus, such as Pre-Health advising, the Honors Program, and more. Advising is not just about course selection — it’s about goals, having an advocate, and getting the most out of college.

Who is my advisor?

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Dr. Erin Sayer

Dr. Erin Sayer Sayer is an Associate Professor of Practice for Biochemistry Education & Advising working with Arts and Sciences students and a subset of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources students. Dr. Sayer has been at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2002. She spent over a decade as the Coordinator for Pre-Professional Advising and most recently was in the School of Biological Sciences before she joined Biochemistry. She lives about an hour from campus on a 160 acre “farm” of native Nebraska grasses and wildflowers, where she enjoys time outdoors with husband and two girls. Her interests in addition to academics and supporting students include: Family, Cooking, Camping, and both Active and Passive Engagement in a wide variety of sports.

Dr. Erin Sayer
Associate Professor of Practice
N208 Beadle Center
1901 Vine Street
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0664

Karlin Walmsley

Karlin Walmsley is an Academic Advisor for Biochemistry working with Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources students. Karlin has been at the university since April, 2019.  She spent three years as an academic athletic counselor at the University of Louisiana - Monroe before she joined Biochemistry at Nebraska.

Karlin Walmsley
60E Filley Hall - East Campus

When and how should I make an advising appointment?

Schedule an advising appointment directly with your adviser via MyPlan. Drop-ins are also welcome. Don't wait until the last minute! Please see your advisor at least once a semester. We are happy to see you more often! Plan to meet with your advisor at least two weeks before priority registration.