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Biochemistry Major Description

Special curriculum; major code BS3316

This program serves students who have an interest in biological applications of chemistry as a biochemist or health scientist in medicine, industry, or research; as preparation for graduate studies in biochemistry or another life science such as molecular biology, microbiology, or immunology; or as preparation for combining a career in medicine, dentistry, etc., with research. The curriculum includes all fundamental areas of chemical and biological sciences with emphasis on advanced biochemistry, including biochemical laboratory techniques, instruments, experiment design, and protocols

Course Requirements

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course
Credits
Course
Credits
Year 1 CHEM 1510: Fundamentals of Chemistry
4
CHEM 1520: Fundamentals of Chemistry II
4
MATH 2301 (2AS): Calculus I
4
MATH 2302: Calculus II
4
BIOS 1700: Biological Sciences
3
BIOS 1710: Biological Sciences II
3
BIOS 1705: Biological Sciences I: Laboratory
1
Tier I English
3
Tier II
3
BIOS 1715: Biological Sciences II Lab  
Total
15
Total
15
Year 2 CHEM 2410: Analytical Chemistry I
3
CHEM 3060: Organic Chemistry II
3
CHEM 2410L: Analytical Chemistry Lab
1
CHEM 3090: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
2
CHEM 3050: Organic Chemistry I
3
PHYS 2002: Introduction to Physics
4
CHEM 3080: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1
Tier II
3
PHYS 2001 (2NS): Introduction to Physics
4
Language
4
Language
4
   
Total
16
Total
16
Year 3 CHEM 4901: Biochemistry I
3
CHEM 4902: Biochemistry II
3
BIOS 3100: General Genetics
3
CHEM 4903: Biochemical Techniques
2
Tier I Composition
3
CHEM 3760: Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry
3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities/ Tier II
3
BIOS 3420: Principles of Physiology
5
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
Total
15
Total
16
Year 4 CHEM 3510: Physical Chemistry
3
CHEM 4310: Analytical Chemistry II
3
PBIO 4500: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
3
CHEM 4310L: Analytical Chemistry II Lab
2
or BIOS 4260: Molecular Genetics
(3)
CHEM 4941/ T3: Undergraduate Research
3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
Tier II
3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
Total
15
Total
14