Required CoursesThe 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.
This shows a typical schedule for a chemistry major beginning with the fall semester of the first year.
|Chem 0111 Gen Chem I||4 ||Chem 0112 Gen Chem II ||4 |
|Chem 0113 Gen Chem lab I ||1 ||Chem 0114 Gen Chem II Lab||1 |
|Math 0221 Calculus I ||4 ||Math 0231 Calculus II ||4 |
|Engcomp 0005 Composition I||3 ||Engcomp 0006 Composition II ||3 |
|Gen Ed Knowledge Concentration ||3 ||Biol 0110 Gen Bio I||3 |
|University Scholarship||1 ||Biol 0111 Gen Bio I Lab||1|
| ||16|| || 16|
|Chem 0231 Organic I ||4||Chem 0232 Organic II ||4|
|Chem 0233 Organic Lab I ||1||Chem 0234 Organic Lab II ||1|
|Phys 0150 Physics I ||4||Phys 0152 Physics II ||4|
|Phys 0151 Physics I Lab ||1||Phys 0153 Physics II Lab||1|
|Biol 0120 Gen Bio II ||3||Biology Electivea||4|
|Biol 0121 Gen Bio II Lab ||1|| || |
| ||14 || ||14 |
|Chem 0325 Analytical Chem ||4||Biology Electiveb ||3 (4)|
|Chem 1321 Biochemistry I||3||Chem 1322 Biochemistry II||3|
|CHem 1323 Biochemistry I Lab||1||Gen Ed Knowledge Concentration ||6|
|Gen Ed Knowledge Concentration ||3||Elective||3|
| ||15 || ||15 (16) |
|Chem 1341 Physical Chem I||3||Chem 1131 Inorganic Chem||3|
|Biology Electiveb|| ||Chem 1133 Synthesis & Characterization Lab ||1|
|Gen Ed Knowledge Concentration ||6||Gen Ed Knowledge Concentration ||3|
| ||15 (16)|| ||16 |
Biology Elective during the second year (spring term) is Biol 0350 Genetics or Biol 0360 Cell Biology/Biol 0361 Cell Biology Laboratory. b
Biology 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 ||3 |
|Chem 1322||Biochemistry II ||3 |
Biochemistry majors may elect from the following to meet the General Education speaking competency.
|Chem 1133 ||Synthesis & Characterization Lab ||1 |