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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Program:
Degree Requirements

The biochemistry program commences with basic introductory courses common to the biological and chemical sciences. Biochemistry majors then take a rigorous year-long lecture and laboratory course sequence; these courses familiarize students with the most significant aspects of biochemistry and biochemical research. In addition, upper level biochemistry courses examine aspects of modern biochemistry as well as the molecular and cellular techniques used extensively in industrial and academic research facilities. Students are required to take additional courses in biology and physical biochemistry to further their quantitative knowledge of biological processes and biomacromolecular structure and function.

Core Science and Math Courses
 
CHE 210 & 212 General Chemistry I with Lab 4
CHE 211 & 213 General Chemistry II with Lab 4
CHE 216 Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
CHE 217 Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
BIO 120 Organismal Biology with Lab 4
BIO 220 Cell Biology with Lab 4
BIO 230 General Genetics with Lab 4
PHY 204 Physics I with Lab 4
PHY 205 Physics II with Lab 4
MAT 244 Calculus II with Technology 4
Total 40
Advanced Scientific Courses
 
CHE 316 & 317 Biochemistry I with Lab 4
CHE 318 & 319 Biochemistry II with Lab 4
CHE 323 Physical Biochemistry 3
CHE 410 Physical Biochemistry Techniques 3
CHE 425 Chemical Instrumentation with Lab
(Writing intensive course)
4
Total 18
Elective Courses that Compliment Biochemistry Discipline
 
CHE 320 Quantitative Chemistry Analytical with Lab
CHE 370 Organic Qualitative Analysis with Lab
BIO 130 General Ecology with Lab
BIO 330 Cell Biology with Lab
BIO 334 General Microbiology with Lab
BIO 422 Research Methods in Molecular Biology with Lab
BIO 428 Virology with Lab
BIO 436 Molecular Genetics with Lab
BIO 450 Biotechnology with Lab

Recommended Course Sequence: Biochemistry Major (BS)
* Must be completed within first 30 credits

Fall 1st Year
 
CHE 210 General Chemistry I Lecture 3
CHE 212 General Chemistry I Lab 1
BIO 120 Organismal Biology with Lab 4
*ENG 100 College Writing (Tier I) 3
FYI 100 (preferable for Biology/Biochemistry) 3
Total 14
Spring 1st Year
 
CHE 211 General Chemistry II Lecture 3
CHE 213 General Chemistry II with Lab 1
BIO 130 General Ecology with Lab 4
*MAT 130 Pre-Calculus (Tier I) 4
*Health and Wellness (Tier I) 2
Total 14
Fall 2nd Year
 
CHE 216 Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
BIO 220 Cell Biology with Lab 4
MAT 243 Calculus I with Technology 4
Tier I (Arts Humanities: Art Context) 3
Total 15
Spring 2nd Year
 
CHE 217 Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
BIO 230 General Genetics with Lab 4
MAT 244 Calculus II with Technology 4
Tier I (Historical Perspective) 3
Total 15
Fall 3rd Year
 
CHE 316 Biochemistry I Lecture 3
CHE 317 Biochemistry I Lab 1
300-400 Elective with Lab 4
Tier I (Arts Humanities: Art Lit. and Thought) 3
PHY 204 Physics I with Lab 4
Total 15
Spring 3rd Year
 
CHE 318 Biochemistry II Lecture 3
CHE 319 Biochemistry II Lab 1
CHE 323 Physical Biochemistry 3
Tier I (Social Sciences) 3
PHY 205 Physics II with Lab 4
Total 14
Fall 4th Year
 
CHE 425 Chemical Instrumentation with Lab 4
300-400 Science Elective with Lab 4
Tier II (Cultural Expression) 3
Tier II (Creative Expression) 3
Tier II (Applies Information Technology) 3
Total 17
Spring 4th Year
 
CHE 410 Physical Biochemistry Techniques 3
CHE 450 Tier III (Capstone) 3
300-400 Elective with Lab 4
Tier II (Individual and Society 3
Elective 3
Total 16
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