Biochemistry (B.S.)

Unless otherwise noted, 120 credits of coursework is required for a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements32
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements72
Free Electives13-7
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Chemistry Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
CHEM 233Experimental Organic Chemistry II2
CHEM 310Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 340Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 347Biophysical Chemistry3
CHEM 370Biochemistry I3
CHEM 371Biochemistry II3
CHEM 372Experimental Biochemistry I2
CHEM 373Experimental Biochemistry II4
CHEM 495The Chemical Literature1
Biology Courses
BIOL 230Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 350Microbiology4
BIOL 380Genetics4
BIOL 434Molecular Biology3
Mathematics Courses
AMAT 120Applied Calculus A4
or MATH 122 Calculus I
AMAT 220Applied Calculus B4
or MATH 221 Calculus II
Physics Courses
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
Total Credits72

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled in the major.
Applied Calculus A
Calculus I
I. Natural Science Laboratory
General Chemistry I (Fulfilled in the major.)
J. Physical Education1
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
University Physics I (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits33

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
CHEM 1204CHEM 1214
CHEM 1901MATH 2214
MATH 1224World Languages II3
World Languages I3GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
WRIT 105 (GENERAL EDUCATION (C1) Writing)3GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts3
 15 17
Second Year
CHEM 2303CHEM 2313
CHEM 2322CHEM 2332
PHYS 1914PHYS 1924
CSIT 100 (GENERAL EDUCATION (G) Computer Science)3CMST 101 (GENERAL EDUCATION (C3) Communication)3
CHEM 3104BIOL 2304
 16 16
Third Year
CHEM 3403CHEM 3473
CHEM 3703CHEM 3713
CHEM 3722CHEM 3734
BIOL 3804World Cultures3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education1
 15 14
Fourth Year
BIOL 3504CHEM 4951
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History3BIOL 4343
GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3
GENERAL EDUCATION (L) Interdisciplinary Studies3GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
 Free Elective4
 13 14
Total Credits 120