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B.S. Biochemistry


The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry prepares students for graduate school in biochemistry and for medical schools, or for employment in the biotechnology industry. This program is intended for students seeking the highest level of technical proficiency in biochemistry. For a detailed description of the program and requirements, refer to the University Catalog.

Degree Roadmap

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B.S. Biochemistry Roadmap

Year 1 Fall

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (5)
MATH 130 Calculus I (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 1 Spring

CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (5)
MATH 131 Calculus II (3)
General Elective (GE)

Year 2 Fall

CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I (5)
BIOL 140A Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology (5)
MATH 230 Calculus III (3)
General Elective (GE)

Year 2 Spring

CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II (5)
BIOL 140B Principles of Organismal Biology (5)
CHEM 220 Quantitative Analysis (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 3 Fall

CHEM 441 Biochemistry I (4)
PHYS 135 Physics for Scientists & Engineers I (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 3 Spring

CHEM 442 Biochemistry II (4)
PHYS 136 Physics for Scientists & Engineers II (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 4 Fall

CHEM 351 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 443 Biochemistry Laboratory I (3)
General Elective (GE)

Year 4 Spring

CHEM 352 Physical Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 444 Biochemistry Laboratory II (3)
Major Elective (3)
General Elective (GE)

Major Elective

Choose one course from the following:

CHEM 445 Protein Structure (3)
CHEM 446 Nucleic Acid Chemistry (3)
CHEM 447 Major Organ Biochemistry (3)

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