2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

This major prepares students for entry into graduate programs in biochemistry and related disciplines. The program serves those interested in biochemical research or forensic science as a career or in pursuing pre-professional programs in medicine or dentistry. The biochemistry curriculum includes the credit-hour equivalent of a major plus a minor; therefore, no minor is required.

Only those chemistry courses passed with a grade of “C-” or better apply to the biochemistry major.

 

 

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Chemistry department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/biochemists-and-biophys…

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
30-40
Required Courses in Major 69-70
Chemistry 49
CH 111 General Chemistry I [SCII] 5
CH 112 General Chemistry II 5
CH 241 Chemical Equilibrium 3
CH 242 Quantitative Analysis 2
CH 315 Organic Chemistry I 3
CH 317 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CH 325 Organic Chemistry II 3
CH 327 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CH 342 Physical Chemistry II 4
CH 450 Biochemistry I 4
CH 452 Biochemistry II 4
CH 454 Biochemical Techniques 4
CH 479 Graduate Assessment for Chemistry 0
Biology 12-13
BI 111 Introductory Biology: Principles [SCII] 4
BI 112 Introductory Biology: Diversity 4
BI 303 General Microbiology (5 cr.) or 4-5
     BI 406 Advanced Cell Biology (4 cr.) or  
     BI 418 Molecular Biology (4 cr.) or  
     BI 431 Plant Physiology (4 cr.)  
Mathematics 8
MA 161 Calculus I [QUAR] 4
MA 163 Calculus II 4
Physics 10
PH 220 Introductory Physics I [SCII] or 5
     PH 201 College Physics I (5 cr.) [SCII]  
PH 221 Introductory Physics II [SCII] or 5
     PH 202 College Physics II (5 cr.) [SCII]  

Biochemistry Electives 13
Choose 13 credits from the following:
BI 203 Medical Microbiology (3 - 5 cr.)  
BI 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 cr.)  
BI 210 Principles of Ecology (4 cr.) [SCII]  
BI 218 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (4 cr.) [SCII]  
BI 303 General Microbiology (5 cr.)  
BI 312 Genetics (4 cr.)  
BI 405 Immunology (3 cr.)  
BI 406 Advanced Cell Biology (4 cr.)  
BI 411 Limnology (4 cr.)  
BI 413 Biochemistry of Development (4 cr.)  
BI 418 Molecular Biology (4 cr.)  
BI 419 Biology of Cancer (4 cr.)  
BI 425 Endocrinology (4 cr.)  
BI 431 Plant Physiology (4 cr.)  
BI 495 Special Topics in Biology (1 - 4 cr.)  
BI 498 Directed Studies in Biology (1 - 4 cr.)  
CH 341 Physical Chemistry I * (4 cr.)  
CH 415 Inorganic Chemistry (4 cr.)  
CH 435 Gas and Liquid Chromatography (2 cr.)  
CH 436 Modern Spectroscopy (3 cr.)  
CH 437 Atomic Spectrometry (1 cr.)  
CH 440 Forensic Chemistry (4 cr.)  
CH 490 Senior Research and Seminar I (2 - 4 cr.)  
CH 491 Senior Research and Seminar II (2 - 4 cr.)  
CH 495 Special Topics in Chemistry (1 - 4 cr.)  
CS 120 Computer Science I (4 cr.) [QUAR]  
BI 412 Biostatistics (4 cr.) or  
     DATA 109 Introduction to Statistics (4 cr.) [QUAR]  
MA 211 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)  
MA 361 Differential Equations (3 cr.)  
MA 475 Statistics II (4 cr.)  
PH 322 Modern Physics (4 cr.)  

*Students wishing to pursue graduate studies in biochemistry or industrial careers should take CH 341.

This major does not require a minor.