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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 63 credits
Chemistry Core Courses 38 credits
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II  (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab I and II (2 credits)
    CHEM 314 Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences  (3 credits)
    CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry I and II (8 credits)
    CHEM 404 Chemistry Colloquium (1 credit)
    CHEM 3xx Electives (7 credits)
    CHEM 4xx Electives (3 credits)
Cognate Requirements: 25 credits
    FSEM 115 Freshman Seminar (1 credit)
    BIOL 111 General Biology I (4 credits)
    BIOL 217 Genetics (4 credits)
    MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II (8 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II (8 credits)
Open Electives 17 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics may be 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
FSEM 115 Freshman Seminar 1 credit
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II 8 credits
BIOL 111 General Biology I 4 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Year 2
Core Courses 12 credits
MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II 8 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II 6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab I and II 2 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 3
Core Courses 9 credits
BIOL 217 Genetics 4 credits
CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry I and II 8 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II 8 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 4
Core Courses 6 credits
CHEM 314 Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences 3 credits
CHEM 3xx or 4xx electives 10 credits
CHEM 404 Chemistry Colloquium 1 credit
Open Electives 8 credits
TOTAL 28 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 120

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