BS Degree in Biochemistry
Choose this degree to enter the rapidly changing and growing fields of biochemistry and biotechnology—either immediately after college or before entering graduate school; it is also a popular degree for students who want to enter the medical and other health-related fields.
128 hours total; 42 in chemistry and biology (requires research, COMM 135 Speech Fundamentals, and 6 hours of foreign language); 47-48 in liberal arts core; 3-7 in math strongly recommended; 31-35 in electives; must serve as teaching assistant (1 lab 1 semester).
Required Chemistry and Biology courses :
|Chem 103/104||4/4||General Chemistry I/II|
|Chem 301/302||4/4||Organic Chemistry I/II|
|Chem 303/304||4/4||Biochemistry I/II|
|Chem 412||1||Seminar in Chemistry|
|Chem 491||2||Research Techniques in Biochemistry|
|Biology 105/106||4/4||General Biology I/II|
|Biology 410||1||Directed Readings in Biology|
|Biology 475||2||Introduction to Bioinformatics|
Electives from either chemistry or biology as follows:
Chem 305, 306, 401/415 or
Biol 314, 316, or 320
|4||Quantitative analysis, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Physical Chemistry I or Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Cell Biology|
Click here for one example of a 4-Year BS Biochem Course Plan.
Click here to go to the catalog for course descriptions; chemistry is on page 110 of the 2011/2012 catalog.