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B.S. Biochemistry

Degree Requirements Sample Program
Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.S. in Biochemistry requires 126 course credits, including:
College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Biochemistry Major 82 or 83 credits
Chemistry Core Courses 47 credits
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I & II (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I & II (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab I & II (4 credits)
    CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry (5 credits)
    CHEM 335 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
    CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
    CHEM 411 Physical Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
    CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry I and II (6 credits)
    CHEM 436 Biochemistry Lab (2 credits)
    CHEM 437 Computers, Structures and Bonding (3 credits)
Cognate Requirements: 35 or 36 credits
    BIOL 111-112 General Biology I & II (8 credits)
    BIOL 217 Genetics (4 credits)
    BIOL 321 Molecular Biology (4 credits)
    MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II (8 credits)
    MATH 255 Calculus III (3 credits)
                                    or
    MATH 121 Biomedical Statistics (4 credits)
    PHYS 207- 208 General Physics (8 credits)
Open Electives 3 or 4 credits
TOTAL 126 credits

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

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Sample Program
B.S. in Biochemistry (126 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
MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II 8 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry 8 credits
BIOL 111-112 General Biology 8 credits
TOTAL 34 credits

Year 2
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry 6 credits
CHEM 223, 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 4 credits
MATH 255 (or 120) Calculus III (or Biomedical Statistics) 3 or 4 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics 8 credits
TOTAL 30 or 31 credits

Year 3
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
BIOL 217 Genetics 4 credits
CHEM 309-310 Physical Chemistry I & II 6 credits
CHEM 311-312 Physical Chemistry Lab I & II 4 credits
CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry I and II 6 credits
CHEM 436 Biochemistry Lab 2 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 4
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy Core 3 credits
BIOL 321 Molecular Biology 4 credits
CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry 5 credits
CHEM 355 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 437 Computers, Structures and Bonding 3 credits
Open Electives 3 or 4 credits
TOTAL 30 or 31 credits
Total Credits for Graduation: 126

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