Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Biochemistry, B.S.- Professional

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

CHE 152General Chemistry I

3

CHE 153LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

1

MAT 260Calculus I

4

BIO 203Biological Diversity

4

BIO 203LBiological Diversity Laboratory

0

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:17
CHE 152, CHE 153L, MAT 260: Grade "C" or better

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

CHE 154General Chemistry II

3

CHE 155LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MAT 261Calculus II

4

BIO 204Biological Unity

4

BIO 204LBiological Unity Laboratory

0

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17
CHE 154, CHE 155L, MAT 261: Grade "C" or better

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

CHE 232Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 233LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE 310Analytical Chemistry

4

CHE 310LAnalytical Chemistry Laboratory

0

PHY 205General Physics with Calculus I

4

PHY 205LGeneral Physics with Calculus I Laboratory

0

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Humanities/Fine Arts: (W)

CHE 232CHE 233L (W), CHE 310: Grade "C" or better

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

CHE 234Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 235LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE 245Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

4

CHE 245LIntermediate Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

0

PHY 206General Physics with Calculus II

4

PHY 206LGeneral Physics with Calculus II Laboratory

0

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Social Science: (IG) (NW)

CHE 234, CHE 235L (W), CHE 245: Grade "C" or better

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

CHE 320Biochemistry

3

CHE 320LBiochemistry Laboratory

1

CHE 352Physical Chemistry I

3

CHE 353LPhysical Chemistry I Laboratory

1

MAT 262Calculus III

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

CHE 320, CHE 320L, CHE 352CHE 353L: Grade "C" or better

Humanities/Fine Arts: (A)

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

CHE 354Physical Chemistry II

3

CHE 355LPhysical Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE 325Biochemistry of Metabolism

3

CHE 430Advanced Instrumental Chemistry

4

CHE 430LAdvanced Instrumental Chemistry Laboratory

0

CHE 451Introduction to Research

1-4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

1 credit of CHE 451 should be taken

Social Science: (IG) (NW)

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

CHE 451Introduction to Research

1-4

General Elective

4

Social Science (Bacc Exp.)

4

2 credits of CHE 451 should be taken 

One of the following:

BIO 300General Genetics

4

BIO 320Molecular Genetics

4

BIO 330General Physiology

4

Total Credit Hours:14

General Elective: (IG) (NW)

Social Science: (IG) (NW)

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

CHE 420Advanced Biochemistry

4

CHE 451Introduction to Research

1-4

Social Science (Bacc Exp.)

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:13

1 credit of CHE 451 should be taken

Social Science: (IG) (NW)

CHE 420: (W)

Total Credit Hours: 125

Note: The math requirement and natural science component of the Baccalaureate Experience are fulfilled by courses in the above sequence (i.e., BIO 204, CHE 152, MAT 260).

MAT 262, BIO 350 and BIO 360 are strongly recommended for the biochemistry major. BIO 203, as a part of the biology lower-core curriculum, is required as a prerequisite for all upper-level biology courses.