B.S. in Biochemistry


CHEM1201, CHEM1202 General Chemistry I, II and CHEM1203, CHEM1204 General Chemistry Laboratory I, II will be waived for students who achieve a satisfactory score on the Advanced Placement Chemistry Test. These students will register for CHEM2261, CHEM2262 Organic Chemistry I, II and CHEM2263, CHEM2264 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, II and will elect a two-semester sequence in advanced chemistry electives in their seventh and eighth semesters.

Prerequisites: elementary and intermediate algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry and one unit each of chemistry and physics.

1st Semester (16 credits)

BIOL1251/BIOL1253     General Biology I & Lab
CHEM1201     General Chemistry I
CHEM1203     General Chemistry I Lab
MATH1201     Calculus I
ENWR1101     Academic Writing
UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life

2nd semester (16 credits)

BIOL1252/BIOL1254     General Biology II & Lab
CHEM1202     General Chemistry II
CHEM1204     General Chemistry II Lab
MATH2202     Calculus II
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life

3rd Semester (15 credits)

CHEM2261     Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263     Organic Chemistry I Lab
PHYS2203     University Physics I
PHYS2201     General Physics Lab I
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives 
1Humanities Elective

4th Semester (15 credits)

CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry Lab II
PHYS2204     University Physics II
PHYS2202     General Physics Lab II
UNIV2002       Global Issues        
1Humanities Elective

5th Semester (14 credits)

CHEM3281     Biochemistry I
CHEM3241     Physical Chemistry I
CHEM3243     Physical Chemistry Lab I
6Advanced Math Course
5Free Elective

6th Semester (14 credits)

CHEM3242     Physical Chemistry II
CHEM3244     Physical Chemistry Lab II
5Free Elective (6 credits) 
7Science Elective

7th Semester (16 credits)

BIOL4405     3Ethics in Science
CHEM2211     Inorganic Chemistry I
CHEM3231/32     Analytical Chemistry & Lab
7Science Elective
2Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective

8th Semester (14 credits)

CHEM4233     Instrumental Analysis
CHEM4234     Instrumental Analysis Lab
CHEM4314     Inorganic Chemistry II
CHEM3314     Inorganic Chem Lab II
4Speech/Prof Communication Elective
7Science Elective

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  ENWR1101 and 1102 will satisfy this requirement.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS:  MATH 1201 and 2202 will satisfy this requirement.

1HUMANITIES:  Take six credits of any course that has the prefix ENGL, HIST, HUMN, LANG, PHIL, or RELI, or the following ART courses:  ART1103, 1107, 1108, 1120, 1131, 1133, 1135, 1136, 1137, 2137, and 2238. Courses may be within the same discipline or different disciplines, but either way at least one course must be at the 2000 level or above.

2SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  Take three credits of coursework in COMM, CRIM, POLS, PSYC or SOCI.

3ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.

4SPEECH/PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.

ART AND CULTURE:  This requirement is waived as it will be satisfied by UNIV2002 Global Issues.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  This requirement will be satisfied by BIOL1251 and 1252.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

5FREE ELECTIVES:  May be chosen from any courses offered at the University after consultation with an advisor (student may not take BIOL1101 -1102). (Foreign language is recommended for students intending to go to graduate school.)

6ADVANCED MATHEMATICS COURSE:  select one course, three credits, from the following:                                                     MATH2203        Calculus III                                            3 credits                                                                       MATH2337        Applied Statistics for Scientists              3 credits

7SCIENCE ELECTIVES:  Any upper-level (3000 or 4000) undergraduate or graduate science course or Independent Study.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.