Biochemistry - Bachelor of Science

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework. All departmental and nondepartmental requirements may not be taken S/U and must earn a C- or better final grade.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1 14
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication (Recommended)3
Oral Communication
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication (Recommended)3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
or MATH 1521H Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Honors
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
General Chemistry III 53
CHEM 313Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 314Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 315Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 371Analytical Chemistry4
BCHE 140Introduction to Biochemistry1
BCHE 395Biochemistry I3
BCHE 396Biochemistry II3
BCHE 424Experimental Biochemistry I3
BCHE 425Experimental Biochemistry II3
BCHE 440Biochemistry Seminar1
Select one from the following:6
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry II
6
Physical Chemistry
and Inorganic Structure and Bonding
6
Physical Chemistry
and Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
6
Physical Chemistry
and Physical Biochemistry
6
Select one from the following additional classes not used to fulfill another departmental requirement:3
Physical Biochemistry3
Biochemistry III3
Special Topics (by petition only)3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
BIOL 311General Microbiology3
BIOL 311 LGeneral Microbiology Laboratory2
BIOL 305Principles of Genetics3
or GENE 320 Hereditary and Population Genetics
BIOL 377Cell Biology3
Select one from the following:6
Mechanics
and Electricity and Magnetism
6
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics II
6
General Physics for Life Science I
and General Physics for Life Science II
6
Select one from the following:2
Experimental Mechanics
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory
2
Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
2
Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II
2
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120
Select sufficient electives to bring total credits to 120, including 48 upper division.18
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Science with a major in Biochemistry there is no second language requirement for the degree.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
BCHE 140 Introduction to Biochemistry 1
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 2 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
MATH 1521G
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 1
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Honors
4
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
4
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 1 3
BIOL 305
Principles of Genetics 1
or Hereditary and Population Genetics
3
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
Choose from one of the following: 4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 1
 
General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I 1
 
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics 1
 
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
CHEM 314
CHEM 315
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
5
Choose from one of the following: 4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 1
 
General Physics for Life Science II
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II 1
 
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab 1
 
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Semester 1
A ST 311 Statistical Applications 1 3
BIOL 377 Cell Biology 1 3
BCHE 395 Biochemistry I 1 3
CHEM 371 Analytical Chemistry 1 4
Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
BCHE 396 Biochemistry II 1 3
BIOL 311
311 L
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory 1
5
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits14
Fourth Year
Semester 1
BCHE 440 Biochemistry Seminar 1 1
BCHE 424 Experimental Biochemistry I 3
Choose from one of the following: 6
Physical Chemistry
and Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
 
Physical Chemistry
and Inorganic Structure and Bonding
 
Physical Chemistry
and Physical Biochemistry
 
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry II
 
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
CHEM / BCHE Course Pairing 1 3
Elective Courses 6
 Credits12
 Total Credits120