Biochemistry Major (Bachelor of Science)

A student majoring in biochemistry must complete a minimum of 92 quarter credit hours of biology and chemistry courses, the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Credits applied towards the biochemistry major will not apply towards a biology or chemistry major or minor. Senior students are required to take the MFT (Major Field Test) in Chemistry, as well as the American Chemical Society Biochemistry standardized exam (given during CHEM 431, CHEM 432, CHEM 433 sequence). Transfer credit accepted towards the biochemistry major must be from major's courses at the institution originating the credit.

Major Requirements:

CHEM 141General Chemistry

3

CHEM 142General Chemistry

3

CHEM 143General Chemistry

3

CHEM 144General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 145General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 146General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 301Chemical Equilibrium and Analysis

3

CHEM 321Organic Chemistry

4

CHEM 322Organic Chemistry

4

CHEM 324Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 325Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 383Intermediate Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM 386Microscale Organic Laboratory

2

or

CHEM 429Organic Structural Problems

3

CHEM 352Physical Chemistry

3

CHEM 350Physical Chemistry

3

or

CHEM 353Physical Chemistry

3

CHEM 405Integrated Chemistry Laboratory

4

CHEM 431Foundations of Biochemistry

4

CHEM 432Foundations of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 433Foundations of Biochemistry

4

CHEM 496Chemistry Seminar

1

CHEM 497Chemistry Seminar

1

CHEM 498Chemistry Seminar

1

BIOL 141General Biology

4

BIOL 142General Biology

4

BIOL 143General Biology

4

BIOL 381Cell Biology I: Structure and Bioenergetics

4

BIOL 382Cell Biology II: Genetics and Molecular Biology

4

BIOL 383Cell Biology III: Genomics and Regulation

4

BIOL 445Advanced Microbiology

4

or

BIOL 464Animal Physiology

4

or

BIOL 466Immunology

4

BIOL 416Research in Biology

or

2

CHEM 479Directed Research/Project

1-3

Electives

7-10

Total Credit Hours:92

Electives:

CHEM 302Analytical Instrumental Methods I

3

CHEM 350Physical Chemistry

3

or

CHEM 353Physical Chemistry

3

CHEM 427Organic Structure and Mechanisms

3

CHEM 429Organic Structural Problems

3

CHEM 442Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 461Analytical Instrumental Methods II

3

BIOL 430Molecular Biology Techniques

4 - 5

BIOL 445Advanced Microbiology

4

BIOL 435Developmental Biology

4

BIOL 464Animal Physiology

4

BIOL 466Immunology

4

BIOL 470Biophysics (or PHYS 470)

4

BIOL 416Research in Biology

1-4; 4

or

CHEM 479Directed Research/Project

1-3

CHEM 302, 350, 353, 427442, 461: These CHEM courses have a corequisite of CHEM 405. As a result, up to two additional quarters of CHEM 405 may be applied as elective credit.

Cognates:

BIOL 250Biostatistics

4

or

MATH 106Introduction to Statistics

4

MATH 181Calculus I

4

MATH 281Calculus II

4

PHYS 211General Physics

3

PHYS 212General Physics

3

PHYS 213General Physics

3

and

PHYS 214General Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 215General Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 216General Physics Laboratory

1

or

PHYS 251Principles of Physics

3

PHYS 252Principles of Physics

3

PHYS 253Principles of Physics

3

and

PHYS 254Principles of Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 255Principles of Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 256Principles of Physics Laboratory

1