Biochemistry Major, B.S., ACS-Certified, ASBMB-Accredited

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree program is accredited by the American Association for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). This course of study is ideal for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the dynamic fields of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB), Biotechnology, or Biomedicine, as well as health professional schools (medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, etc). All Biochemistry students have excellent research opportunities in areas such as protein biochemistry, bio-organic reaction mechanisms, cellular biochemistry, molecular oncology,

Degree Requirements

 

Requirements for a B.S. - ACS-Certified, ASBMB-Accredited degree in biochemistry:

BIO 198General Biology I

4

BIO 198LGeneral Biology I Laboratory

0

BIO 199General Biology II

4

BIO 199LGeneral Biology II Laboratory

0

CHE 152General Chemistry I

3

CHE 153LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE 154General Chemistry II

3

CHE 155LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE 232Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 233LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE 234Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 235LOrganic Chemistry II 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

PHY 206General Physics with Calculus II

4

PHY 206LGeneral Physics with Calculus II Laboratory

0

MAT 260Calculus I

4

MAT 261Calculus II

4

CHE 245Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

4

CHE 245LIntermediate Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

0

CHE 320Biochemistry

3

CHE 320LBiochemistry Laboratory

1

CHE 325Biochemistry of Metabolism

3

CHE 352Physical Chemistry I

3

CHE 353LPhysical Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE 354Physical Chemistry II

3

CHE 355LPhysical Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE 420Advanced Biochemistry

4

CHE 430Advanced Instrumental Chemistry

4

CHE 430LAdvanced Instrumental Chemistry Laboratory

0

CHE 451Introduction to Research

1-4

CHE 470Tissue Culture

4

4 credits of CHE 451 are required

One of the following lecture/laboratory pairs:

BIO 200General Genetics

4

BIO 200LGeneral Genetics Laboratory

0

BIO 201Molecular Genetics

4

BIO 201LMolecular Genetics Laboratory

0

An alternative to the PHY 205/PHY 206 sequence is the three-course combination of PHY 200/PHY 201/PHY 307.  This is relevant for students changing their major to the B.S. Biochemistry after they have taken PHY 200/PHY 201.

 

Total Credit Hours: 83