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Biochemistry Option

Required Courses
The B.S. in Biochemistry requires students to take one year each of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology and the corequsite lab courses.  During their third and fourth year students take Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry (1 & 2) and the lab, Physical Chemistry (1 semester), Inorganic Chemistry and Synthesis and Characterization lab. 

Biochemistry majors take 11 to 12 credits of biology electives. Students may choose from Genetics (Biol 0350) or Cell Biology (Biol 0360) and the Lab (Biol 0361) for the second year elective. In the third and fourth year students may choose two biology electives from the following:  Molecular Genetics (Biol 1137), Animal Physiology and Laboratory (Biol 1125/1225), Microbiology (includes laboratory, Biol 1185), Immunology and Laboratory (Biol 1186/1188), Plant Biology (Biol 1130/1230) and Developmental Biology (includes laboratory, Biol 1135). Students choosing the biochemistry major are encouraged to participate in undergraduate with a faculty member.

Two semesters of calculus and calculus-based physics are also required.
Sample Schedule
This shows a typical schedule for a chemistry major beginning with the fall semester of the first year.
First Year
Chem 0111 Gen Chem IChem 0112 Gen Chem II 
Chem 0113 Gen Chem lab I Chem 0114 Gen Chem II Lab
Math 0221 Calculus I Math 0231 Calculus II 
Engcomp 0005 Composition IEngcomp 0006 Composition II 
Gen Ed Knowledge Concentration Biol 0110 Gen Bio I
University ScholarshipBiol 0111 Gen Bio I Lab1
 16  16
Second Year
Chem 0231 Organic I  4Chem 0232 Organic II  4
Chem 0233 Organic Lab I    1Chem 0234 Organic Lab II    1
Phys 0150  Physics I  4Phys 0152  Physics II   4
Phys 0151  Physics I Lab    1Phys 0153  Physics II Lab1
Biol 0120  Gen Bio II  3Biology Electivea4
Biol 0121  Gen Bio II Lab   1  
 14   14 
Third Year
Chem 0325 Analytical Chem 4Biology Electiveb 3 (4)
Chem 1321 Biochemistry I3Chem 1322 Biochemistry  II3
CHem 1323 Biochemistry I Lab1Gen Ed Knowledge Concentration  6
Gen Ed Knowledge Concentration 3Elective3
 15   15 (16) 
Fourth Year
Chem 1341 Physical Chem I3Chem 1131 Inorganic Chem3
Biology Electiveb Chem 1133 Synthesis & Characterization Lab  1
Gen Ed Knowledge Concentration 6Gen Ed Knowledge Concentration 3
Electives3Electives9
 15 (16) 16 
Biology Electives
aBiology Elective during the second year (spring term) is Biol 0350 Genetics or Biol 0360 Cell Biology/Biol 0361 Cell Biology Laboratory. 

bBiology Elective choices during the third and fourth years are Molecular Genetics (Biol 1137), Animal Physiology and Laboratory (Biol 1125/1225), MicroBiology (includes laboratory, Biol 1185), Immunology and Laboratory (Biol 1186/1188), Plant Biology (Biol 1130/1230) and Developmental Biology (includes laboratory, Biol 1135) 

Writing and Speaking Enhanced Chemistry Courses
Biochemistry majors may elect from the following to meet the General Education writing competency.
Chem 1131 Inorganic Chemistry 
Chem 1322Biochemistry II 

Biochemistry majors may elect from the following to meet the General Education speaking competency.

Chem 1133 Synthesis & Characterization Lab