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Biochemistry Curriculum

The Biochemistry major is designed to prepare students for those fields in which a knowledge of both chemistry and biology is required. Courses in biology and chemistry help students integrate principles from these disciplines into unified concepts which cross disciplinary boundaries. A research component is included.

This major is particularly well suited for those students interested in the health professions (pre-medicine, veterinary, or dentistry), as well as for preparation for advanced studies in bio-chemistry, immunology, molecular biology and genetics.

Required Courses
BIO 1020: Biological Concepts I
BIO 1022: Biological Concepts II
CHE 1505: General Chemistry I
CHE1505L: General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 1515: General Chemistry II
CHE 1515L: General Chemistry II Lab
CHE 2010: Organic Chemistry I
CHE 2010L: Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHE 2020: Organic Chemistry II
CHE 2020L: Organic Chemistry II Lab
MAT 2090: Statistical Methods

One of the following
BIO 2010: Comparative Anatomy
BIO 2050: General Botany
BIO 3010: Invertebrate Zoology

Either
BIO 3060: Animal Physiology
OR 4.0
BIO 3075: Plant Physiology (W course)
BIO 3050: Microbiology 4.0
CHE 3042: Biochemistry (W course) 4.0
CHE 3060: Biochemistry-Bioenergetics 4.0
CHE 3140: Analytical Chemistry 4.0

One of the following
BIO 3055: Molecular Biology (W course)
BIO 3071: Histology
BIO 3080: Cell Biology (W course)
BIO 3110: Genetics (W course)
BIO 3250: Fundamentals of Clinical Immunology

Either
BIO 3590: Biology Junior Seminar
OR
CHE 4590: Seminar: Chemistry (W course)
CHE 4591: Seminar: Chemistry (W course)

NOTE: It is recommended that any student intending to go on to graduate or professional school in the sciences take one year of Physics as well as Mathematics through Calculus II in addition to the regular program in their major.


In addition to the required number of credits needed to complete the major, all students must also fulfill the general degree requirements in order to graduate.