Biochemistry Major Requirements

Biochemistry Major (71 semester hours)

Biology 16
BIO 115Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Animals 4
BIO 116Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Plants 4
BIO 117Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology Cells 4
BIO 265Genetics 4
General Chemistry 34
CHE 120Principles of Chemistry 3
CHE 121Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
CHE 122Introduction to Chemical Systems 3
CHE 123Quantitative Methods Lab 1
CHE 211Organic Chemistry I 4
CHE 214Organic Chemistry II 4
CHE 250Quantitative Analysis and Statistical Methods4
CHE 305Physical Chemistry I
BCH 325Biochemistry I3
BCH 326Biochemisty I Lab1
BCH 330Biochemistry II3
BCH 331Biochemistry II Lab1
BCH 490Independent Research and Study3
Mathematics 8
MTH 210Calculus I 4
MTH 211Calculus II 4
Physics 8
PHY 200General Physics I 4
PHY 201General Physics II 4
Upper Level Electives
Five credits of upper-level courses at the 300-level or above in either BCH, CHE, BNS or BIO (excluding extra credits in Independent Research and Study). At least two of the five credits must be connected to laboratory courses.

Students wishing an ACS certified degree in Biochemistry must take CHE-315 Inorganic Chemistry and either CHE-316 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory or CHE-325 Physical Chemistry Laboratory and two more credits of chemistry lab courses. Students may elect to take up to eight additional credit hours of Independent Research and Study.

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