B.S. (Biochemistry)

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Biochemistry Curriculum

(the course requirements below come from the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog. If you need to see a catalog from a previous year, click here).

Freshman Year

First Semester

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I Credit: 3
CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I Credit: 4
BIOL 1113 - General Biology I Credit: 4
MATH 1910 - Calculus I Credit: 4
CHEM 1500 - First Year Interactions and Advisement Credit: 1
Total: 16

Second Semester

ENGL 1020 - English Composition II Credit: 3
CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II Credit: 4
BIOL 1123 - General Biology II Credit: 4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credit: 3
Total: 14


Sophomore Year

First Semester

CHEM 3410 - Quantitative Analysis Credit: 4
BIOL 3230 - Health Science Microbiology Credit: 4
PHYS 2010 - Algebra-based Physics I Credit: 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit: 3
Total: 15

Second Semester

CHEM 3420 - Analytical Applications Credit: 3
BIOL 3140 - Cellular Biology Credit: 4
PHYS 2020 - Algebra-based Physics II Credit: 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit: 3
Total: 14


Junior Year

First Semester

CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I Credit: 4
BIOL 3810 - General Genetics Credit: 4
HIST 2010 - Early United States History Credit: 3
COMM 2025 - Fundamentals of Communication Credit: 3 or
PC 2500 - Communicating in the Professions Credit: 3
Total: 14

Second Semester

CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II Credit: 4
CHEM 3500 - Elements of Physical Chemistry Credit: 3
HIST 2020 - Modern United States History Credit: 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit: 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credit: 3
Total: 16


Senior Year

First Semester

CHEM 4610 (5610) - General Biochemistry I Credit: 3
CHEM 4910 - Chemistry Seminar Credit: 2
MATH 3070 - Statistical Methods I Credit: 3
Elective Credit: 5
BIOL Elective Credit: 31
Total: 16

Second Semester

CHEM 4620 (5620) - General Biochemistry II Credit: 3
CHEM 4650 (5650) - General Biochemistry Laboratory Credit: 2
BIOL 4150 (5150) - Molecular Genetics Credit: 3
Elective Credit: 7
Total: 15


Note:

1Choose from BIOL 4040 (5040) or BIOL 4060 (5060)

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Biochemistry Concentration

The Biochemistry concentration leads to a B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry. This concentration is for students whose interests lie in careers at the biology/chemistry interface. This concentration is popular with students with the goal of attending a graduate professional school (Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, etc.) and students that desire to pursue graduate (MS or PhD) study in bio-related disciplines.