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Biochemistry: Major


Biochemistry Major - 74-75 credits

Minimum grade requirements:

  • A minimum grade of C- is required to advance from CHE201 General Chemistry I to CHE202 General Chemistry II, from CHE202 General Chemistry II to CHE318 Organic Chemistry I, and from CHE318 Organic Chemistry I to CHE319 Organic Chemistry II.
  • A minimum grade of C- in CHE319 Organic Chemistry II is required to enroll in BCM461 Biochemistry I.
  • A minimum grade of C- is required to advance from BIO201 General Biology I to BIO202 General Biology II and from BIO202 General Biology II to BIO320 Genetics.
  • A minimum grade of C- in BIO320 Genetics is required to advance to BCM360 Protein Structure & Function and most upper-division biology courses, including those in the Biochemistry major (BIO308, BIO309, BIO313, BIO350, BIO417).
  • A minimum grade of C- in MAT251 Calculus I is required to enroll in MAT252 Calculus II and in PHY201 General Physics I.


Required Biochemistry courses
..........................13 credits
BCM360 Protein Structure & Function (3)
BCM461 Biochemistry 1 (3)
BCM463 Biochemistry lab (1)
BCM470 Biochemistry 2 (3)
BCM475 Experimental Biochemistry (3)

Required Biology courses....................................16 credits
BIO201 General Biology 1 (3) and BIO211 General Biology 1 Lab (1)
BIO202 General Biology 2 (3) and BIO212 General Biology 2 Lab (1)
BIO320 Genetics (3) and BIO321 Genetics Lab (1)
BIO308 Basic Molecular Biology (4)

Required Chemistry courses...............................16 credits
CHE201 General Chemistry 1 (3) and CHE211 General Chemistry 1 lab (1)
CHE202 General Chemistry 2 (3) and CHE212 General Chemistry 2 lab (1)
CHE318 Organic Chemistry 1 (3) and CHE306 Organic Chemistry 1 lab (1)
CHE319 Organic Chemistry 2 (3) and CHE309 Organic Chemistry 2 lab (1)

Biology elective (choose one).............................4 credits
BIO309 Basic Cell Biology (4)
BIO313 Developmental Biology (4)
BIO350 General Microbiology (4)
BIO417 Animal Physiology (4)

Chemistry elective (choose one).....................3-4 credits
CHE303 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (4)
CHE314 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHE321 Physical Chemistry 1 (3)
CHE322 Physical Chemistry 2 (3)

Additional approved electives.....................min. 6 credits (may be from above list, independent study, or otherwise approved by adviser)

Required cognates.............................................16 credits
Math
MAT251 Calculus 1 (4)
MAT252 Calculus 2 (4)

Physics
PHY201 General Physics 1 (3)
PHY211 Physics 1 lab (1)
PHY202 General Physics 2 (3)
PHY212 General Physics 2 lab (1)