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Biochemistry: Major


Biochemistry Major - 73-74 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 (BIO350, BIO358, BIO359, BIO370, BIO413).
  • 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
..........................12 credits
BCM360 Protein Structure & Function (4)
BCM461 Biochemistry I (3)
BCM463 Biochemistry Lab (1)
BCM470 Biochemistry II (3)
BCM475 Experimental Biochemistry (1)

Required Biology courses....................................16 credits
BIO201 General Biology I (3) and BIO211 General Biology I Lab (1)
BIO202 General Biology II (3) and BIO212 General Biology II Lab (1)
BIO320 Genetics (3) and BIO321 Genetics Lab (1)
BIO358 Molecular Biology (4)

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

Biology elective (choose one).............................4 credits
BIO350 General Microbiology (4)
BIO359 Cell Biology (4)
BIO370 Animal Physiology (4)
BIO413 Developmental Biology (4)

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

Additional approved electives.....................min. 6 credits (may be from the above lists, independent study, or otherwise approved by advisor)

Required cognates.............................................16 credits
Math
MAT251 Calculus I (4)
MAT252 Calculus II (4)

Physics
PHY201 General Physics I (3)
PHY211 Physics I Lab (1)
PHY202 General Physics II (3)
PHY212 General Physics II Lab (1)