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Chemistry

B.S. Biochemistry

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B.S. Biochemistry

The B.S. in Biochemistry is ACS Approved.

The B.S. in BIOCHEMISTRY (approved by the ACS) provides a comprehensive background in the major areas of chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry. Students awarded this degree will be qualified for employment opportunities in chemistry and biochemistry. The program also prepares students for graduate study in chemistry and in biochemistry. For more on career opportunities in chemistry visit this ACS career site.

Approved Curriculum

1st Year

Course Abbreviation Course Number Course Name Credits
CHE 103 General Chemistry I 3
CRL 103 Exp. Gen. Chem. I 1
MAT 161 Calculus I 4
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
BIO 110 General Biology 3
CHE 104 General Chemistry II 3
CRL 104 Exp. Gen. Chem. II 1
MAT 162 Calculus II 4
WRT   Writing Course3 3
SPK   Communication Studies5 3

2nd Year

Course Abbreviation Course Number Course Name Credits
CHE 231 Organic Chemistry I 4
CRL 231 Exp. Org. Chem. I 2
CHE 321 Analytical Chemistry I 3
CRL 321 Exp. Analyt. Chem. I 2
PHY 170 Physics I 4
CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II 3
CRL 232 Exp. Org. Chem. II 2
PHY 180 Physics II 4
GEd   General Ed Requirement5 3
GEd   Interdisciplinary6 3

3rd Year

Course Abbreviation Course Number Course Name Credits
CHE 341 Physical Chemistry I 4
CRL 341 Exp. Phys. Chem. I 2
GEd   Humanities (2) 3
BIO   Biology Elective1 3
CHE 418 Chemical Information 1
GEd   Student Elective 3
CHE 342 Physical Chemistry II 3
CRL 342 Exp. Phys. Chemistry II 2
GEd   Arts 3
GEd   Student Elective 3
CHE 424 Analytical Chemistry II 3
CRL 424 Exp. Analyt. Chem. II 2

4th Year

Course Abbreviation Course Number Course Name Credits
CHE 476 Biochemistry I Experimental 3
CRL 476 Biochemistry I 2
GEd   Student Elective 3
GEd   B/SS (1) 3
GEd   Diverse Communities 3
CHE 491 Chemistry Seminar 1
CHE 477 Biochemistry II 3
CHE   Biochemistry Elective2,7 4
CHE 411 Chemistry 3
CRL 411 Inorganic Syntheses 2
GEd   B/SS (2) 3
B.S. Biochemistry Advising Sheet

Program Notes:

  • 1This course is a biochemistry program elective in the Biology Department. Each student must complete one elective from the following selected courses: BIO 214 (General Microbiology), BIO 220 (Cell Physiology), or BIO 230 (Genetics).
  • 2These courses are biochemistry program electives. Each student must complete an elective from the following selected courses: CHE 381 (Clinical Chemistry), CHE 479 (Chemical Toxicology), CHE 410 (Research in Biochemistry), or CRL 477 (Biochemistry Lab II).

Notes on General Education Courses (Ged):

  • 3Students may take WRT 121, 206, 208, or 220
  • 4or CSC 141; fulfills a General Education Science Elective
  • 5Choose from SPK 208 or 230
  • 6No interdisciplinary (I) course may be used to fulfill distributive requirements. Students must take three "W" courses; at least 3 credits must be in 300 or 400 level courses
  • 7Students must take sufficient elective credits to attain 120 credits.
  • *Department Safety Examination