BS in Biochemistry Curriculum
Initial placement in English and mathematics courses is determined by placement examinations and an evaluation of high school units presented. Students who do not place directly into MA 141 or MA 151 should take MA 140. MA 153 and MA 154 are strongly recommended.
Biochemistry majors must maintain a minimum grade of C- in all required chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics courses. Any required course not listed in the course descriptions may be considered for scheduling when the need arises. All 4-credit science courses have a laboratory component. Chemistry and biology electives must be selected with the advice and approval of the department adviser. Open electives should be selected based upon student interests and career goals from offerings in all schools.
Students majoring in biochemistry must complete the following requirements:
|University Curriculum 1||46|
|College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum 2||3|
|Biochemistry Core Requirements|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Lab
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Lab
|Organic Chemistry I|
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
|Organic Chemistry II|
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
|Physical Chemistry I|
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
|Physical Chemistry II|
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
and Biochemistry I Lab
|CHE 316||Biochemistry II||3|
|CHE 420||Chemistry Integrative Capstone||3|
|CHE 475||Chemistry Seminar I||1|
|CHE 476||Chemistry Seminar II||1|
|CHE 490||Chemistry Research I||3|
|CHE 491||Chemistry Research II||3|
|Upper-level CHE elective course 3||3|
|Two upper-level BIO or BMS electives 4||6|
|Cognate Courses 5|
|MA 141||Calculus of a Single Variable 6||3|
|General Physics I|
and General Physics I Lab 5,7
|General Physics II|
and General Physics II Lab 5,7
|General Biology for Majors|
and General Biology for Majors Laboratory
|Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics|
and Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics Lab
|Open Electives 8|
All students must complete the University Curriculum requirements.
Students must complete the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements specific to their major. See details below.
Typically CHE 300 (offerings vary);
Advanced biology electives for the biochemistry major are chosen in consultation with the departmental adviser.
Required courses, which support the biochemistry major and may be used to satisfy requirements outside the major.
Students take open electives to fulfill the minimum number of credits for graduation. Number of credits may vary depending on foreign language and math placement scores. Some cognate course credits may apply toward the University Curriculum.
Minimum number of credits required for graduation is 120.
College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum
The College of Arts and Sciences offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. Students earning either degree must complete one foreign language through the 102-level, and all students are encouraged to pursue a balanced program of study.