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B.A. in Biochemistry

Degree Requirements Sample Program

Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.A. in Biochemistry requires 120 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Biochemistry Major 72 credits
Chemistry Core Courses 44 credits
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab (4 credits)
    CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry (5 credits)
    CHEM 335 Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
    CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry (6 credits)
    CHEM 436 Biochemistry Lab (2 credits)
    Advanced Biology or Chemistry electives (7 credits)
Cognate Requirements: 28 credits
    BIOL 111-112 General Biology I & II (8 credits)
    BIOL 217 Genetics (4 credits)
    MATH 131-132 Calculus (8 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 Introductory Physics (8 credits)
Open Electives 8 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics satisfied with Major requirements.

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Sample Program
B.A. in Biochemistry (120 credits)

Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I & II 8 credits
BIOL 111-112 General Biology 8 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 2
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy Core 3 credits
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II 8 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry 6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab 4 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
BIOL 217 Genetics 4 credits
CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry 6 credits
CHEM 436 Biochemistry Lab 2 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics 8 credits
Open Electives 3 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Year 4
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry 5 credits
CHEM 335 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
Advanced Biology or Chemistry electives 7 credits
Open Electives 5 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 126

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