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Biochemistry Concentration

Curriculum in Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Biochemistry Concentration)

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    PHYS 1062  3
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  Humanities Elective5  6
Mathematics    Literature  3
MATH 21142,4 4  Social Sciences  
MATH 21242,4 4  Social Sciences electives5  6
Science    Arts  
BIOS 1083 3  Arts elective5  3
PHYS 1061 3    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
Approved MATH Elective6 3  CHEM 2025  3
CHEM 1000 1  CHEM 2117  3
CHEM 1007 1  CHEM 2217  3
CHEM 1008 1  Computer Programming Elective7  3
CHEM 1017 3  PHYS 10638  1
CHEM 1018 3  PHYS 10659  1
CHEM 2017 1  General Electives  14
    Total 433
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
CHEM 2000  1  CHEM 3411  3
CHEM 3018  3  CHEM 4000  0
CHEM 3027  3  Advanced Chemistry Elective10  3
CHEM 3094  4  Advanced Chemistry Elective10  3
CHEM 3218  1    
CHEM 3310  3    
    Total 24
Biochemistry Concentration
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
BIOS 3453, 4153, 4334, 4490 (requires prior approval) or 4713  3  BIOS 1081  1
CHEM 4510  3  BIOS 2114  4
CHEM 4511  3    
    Total 14
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
Additional Requirements
Minimum grade of C in all science courses (BIOS, CHEM, CSCI, EES, MATH, PHYS, PSYC)
BIOS 4114 and research in biochemistry culminating in a comprehensive written report are highly recommended.

This degree program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The department is authorized to certify that graduating students have completed a bachelor's degree meeting the ACS guidelines.

  1. "C" or better required.
  2. 6 credits of Math satisfy the General Education requirements.
  3. Includes 2 credits of Math listed in General Education Requirements section.
  4. Completion of MATH 2111 and MATH 2112 also fulfills all the math requirements for the BS degree.
  5. Check General Education Courses to confirm courses fulfilling this requirement.
  6. Must be taken from the following: MATH 2109, 2115 (requires MATH 2109 as prerequisite), 2221, 2314, 3511. Math 1125 and 1126 may be used as general elective hours.
  7. The programming requirement can be fulfilled by CSCI 1201, 1203, 1205, 1581/1583 or CHEM 2310.
  8. PHYS 1033 can be used to replace PHYS 1063.
  9. PHYS 1034 can be used to replace PHYS 1065.
  10. Must be taken from the following: CHEM 3096, 3110, 3610, 3710, 4110, 4210, 4310, 4311, 4410, 4510, 4511; BIOS 4103, 4113, 4153, 4334, 4490 (approval required); 4713; 3 cr. hr. must be at the 4000 level.