This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Biochemistry

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
CHE201 General Chemistry I (NSCI)3
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab1
MAT251 Calculus I4
BIO201 General Biology I (NSCI)3
BIO211 Gen Bio 1 Lab1
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
CHE202 General Chemistry II (NSCI)3
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab1
MAT252 Calculus II4
BIO202 General Biology II (NSCI)3
BIO212 Gen Bio 2 Lab1
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
CHE318 Organic Chemistry I3
CHE306 Organic Chemistry I Lab1
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory1
BIO320 Genetics3
BIO321 Genetics Lab1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Total15
CourseCredits
CHE319 Organic Chemistry II3
CHE309 Organic Chemistry II Lab1
PHY202 General Physics 2 (NSCI)3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
BCM360 Protein Structure and Function3
Total14

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
BIO308 Basic Molecular Biology4
Elective3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
BCM461 Biochemistry 13
BCM463 Biochemistry Lab1
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Total17
CourseCredits
Biololgy Elective - Note 13
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
BCM470 Biochemistry 23
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Elective3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Chemistry elective - Note 23-4
Biology or Chemistry elective - Note 33
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Elective3
Total15-16
CourseCredits
Biology or Chemistry elective - Note 33-4
BCM475 Experimental Biochemistry3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Upper-division elective (WI)3-4
Upper-division elective3-4
Total15-18

Notes

Biology elective (choose one):BIO309 Basic Cell Biology, BIO313 Developmental Biology, BIO350 General Microbiology, BIO417 Animal Physiology

Chemistry elective (choose one):CHE303 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry, CHE314 Inorganic Chemistry, CHE321 Physical Chemistry I, CHE322 Physical Chemistry II

Additional approved electives (minimum 6 credits) may be from above lists, independent study, or otherwise approved by advisor. Note that a Writing Intensive course is required for graduation.

Total Credits: 121-125