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Biochemistry Concentration

B.S. Degree

This concentration is a rigorous four-year program recommended for students interested in a career in biochemistry.  It provides a comprehensive foundation for graduate study in biochemistry, pharmacology, or related fields and prepares students for careers in industrial, governmental, or academic settings.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43 - 47 Credits)

Required Major Core Courses (39 Credits)

  • CHEM 101 - General Chemistry *
  • CHEM 102 - General Chemistry *
  • CHEM 216 - Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 301 - Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 302 - Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 324 - Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 401 - Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 402 - Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 424 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • CHEM 471 - Biochemistry

*CHEM 101 and 102 have been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Natural Sciences

Related Required Courses (10 Credits)

  • MATH 151 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I *
  • MATH 152 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II *
  • BIOL 132 - Biology of Cells and Microorganisms

*MATH 151:152 have been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Mathematical Sciences


B.S. (Non Teaching) Requirements (8 credits)

Bachelor of Science degree without a professional licensure in secondary education requires the following:

  • PHYS 111 - General Physics and
  • PHYS 112 - General Physics

    or

  • PHYS 221 - Physics and
  • PHYS 222 - Physics

Other Required Courses for this Concentration

  • CHEM 472 - Biochemistry
  • CHEM 474 - Biochemistry Laboratory
  • BIOL 231 - Genetics, Evolution and Development
  • 4 semester hours to be chosen from among BIOL 334 - Microbiology, BIOL 430 - Genes and Development, BIOL 432 - The Eukaryotic Cell, or BIOL 450 - Molecular Biology

  

Total Credits Needed for Degree: 120
Includes General Education courses, required courses and elective. Students should consult with their academic advisers in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a major in chemistry, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all chemistry courses attempted in the major and in the overall undergraduate major.

Sample Schedule
Freshman Year

Fall   Spring  
CORE 101 3 CORE 102 3
CHEM 101
4 CHEM 102
4
MATH 151 3 MATH 152
3
CORE
3 BIOL 132
4
UNIV 100
1 CORE
3
Total Credits: 14 Total Credits: 17


Sophomore Year

Fall   Spring  
CORE 201 3 CORE 202
3
CHEM 301 4 CHEM 302 4
CHEM 324 4 CHEM 424 4
BIOL 231
4 CORE 3
    CORE 3
Total Credits: 15 Total Credits: 17


Junior Year

Fall   Spring  
CHEM 471
4 CHEM 472
3
PHYS 111 or 221
4 PHYS 112 or 222
4
CORE 3 CHEM 474
1
Elective to reach 120 credit hrs 3 CHEM 216 3
    Elective to reach 120 credit hrs
3
Total Credits: 14 Total Credits: 14


Senior Year

Fall   Spring  
CHEM 401 4 CHEM 402
4
Required BIOL Elective
4 CORE
3
CORE 3 Elective to reach 120 credit hrs
3
Elective to reach 120 credit hrs
3-4 Elective to reach 120 credit hrs
3
Total Credits: 14-15
Total Credits: 13