2016-17 Catalog

Biochemistry

An interdepartmental B.S. biochemistry major is offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. The B.S. in biochemistry degree is managed by an interdepartmental committee composed of biochemists, bioorganic chemists, and molecular/cellular biologists. The committee administers the degree, monitors the academic program, provides research possibilities, and advises student majors. The director of the program is currently Linda J. Lowe-Krentz. Faculty in both Biological Sciences and Chemistry serve as advisors.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry

College and University Requirements
ENGL 001Composition and Literature3
ENGL 002Composition and Literature II3
First Year Seminar3
Non-science Electives 116
Collateral Science Requirements
Select one of the following options:9-10
Option A
General Physics I
and Introductory Physics Laboratory I
General Physics II
and Introductory Physics Laboratory II
Option B
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics Laboratory I
Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics Laboratory II
Select one of the following options: 210-12
Option A
Survey of Calculus I
Survey of Calculus II
Survey of Linear Algebra
Option B
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
One statistics course 23
CSE 012Survey of Computer Science3
or ENGR 010 Applied Engineering Computer Methods
Required Chemistry Courses
CHM 040Concepts, Models and Experiments I 34
CHM 041Concepts, Models and Experiments II 34
CHM 110
CHM 111
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHM 112
CHM 113
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CHM 194Physical Chemistry for Biological Sciences3
CHM 307Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHM 332Analytical Chemistry3
Required Biological Science courses
BIOS 041
BIOS 042
Biology Core I: Cellular and Molecular
and Biology Core I: Cellular and Molecular Lab
4
BIOS 115Biology Core II: Genetics3
BIOS 371Elements of Biochemistry I3
BIOS 372Elements of Biochemistry II3
BIOS 377Biochemistry Laboratory3
Advanced Laboratory4
Electives in Biological Sciences (3 hours minimum) 43
Technical Writing (2 hours minimum)2
Total Credits100-103
1

16 hours to be broadly distributed in fields of thought other than natural science and mathematics, including at least 8 hours each in humanities and social sciences.

2

Mathematics option and statistics course must be at least 12 hours combined.

3

The CHM 030 / CHM 031 sequence may be substituted.

4

The three credit hours of biological sciences electives are chosen with the approval of the adviser.

Model Pattern Roster

First YearCredits
CHM 0404
CHM 0414
BIOS 041
BIOS 042
4
Dept 90 College Seminar3
ENGL 0013
ENGL 0023
Select one of the following: 
 
 
Select one of the following: 
 
 
 21
Second YearCredits
CHM 110
CHM 111
4
CHM 112
CHM 113
4
MATH 043 or 0233
BIOS 1153
BIOS 13014
Select one of the following: 
 
 
 18
Third YearCredits
CHM 1943
CHM 3323
BIOS 3713
BIOS 3723
BIOS 3773
CSE 0123
Technical Writing2
 20
Fourth YearCredits
BIOS Advanced laboratory course(s) 
BIOS elective 
CHM 3073
 3
Total Credits: 62
1

A statistics course from the MATH department could also fulfill the statistics requirement