Department of Chemistry

Program in Biochemistry

The Biochemistry program prepares students for graduate study and careers in this fast-moving and exciting area of science. This program has two options; students can minor in biology or mathematics depending on their career plans.  Students declaring a major in biochemistry should work with their advisors to choose the track that will best prepare them for the graduate or professional school of their choice.

 

PROGRAM IN BIOCHEMISTRY

BIOLOGY MINOR

 

FRESHMAN YEAR

Semester Hours

 

 

 

1st

2nd

 

 

 

 

Semester

Semester

 

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L

or CHEM 1110/1110D/1111L-

CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L

or CHEM 1120/1120D/1121L

4

4

General Chemistry I-II

or Chemistry I-II

Communication Studies

 

3

Essential Core

ENGL 1000/1010-1020

3

3

English Composition

Foreign Language

3

3

Fundamental Core

Freshman Seminar

1

1

First Year Experience

MATH 1030-1070

4

4

Pre-Calculus/Intro. Calculus

Physical Education (activity course)

1

 

Essential Core

 

16

18

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L-

CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L

4

4

Organic Chemistry I-II

BIOL 1230/1230L-1240/1240L

4

4

General Biology

History

3

 

Essential Core

PHYS 2010/2010L-2020/2020L

4

4

General Physics

Theology

 

3

Essential Core

 

15

15

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

CHEM 3130/3130L

4

 

Introduction to Biochemistry

CHEM 3210/3210L

4

 

Quantitative Analysis

CHEM 4080

 

0

Introduction to Research

CHEM 4140

 

3

Metabolism

MATH1020/STAT 2010 or MATH 3010/STAT 30101

3

 

Basic Statistics I or Biostatistics (Expansive Core)

African American and Diaspora Studies

 

      3

Essential Core

BIOL 2010/2010L

 

      4

General Microbiology

ENGL 2010

3

 

Intro. to World Literature

Fine Arts

 

3

Essential Core

Philosophy2

 

3

Essential Core

 

14

16

 

 

SENIOR YEAR

CHEM 4083

3

 

Undergraduate Research

CHEM 4060

 

3

Advanced Biochemistry

CHEM 4150L (capstone)

 

2

Genomics and Proteomics Lab

CHEM 3010/3030L

4

 

Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences

BIOL Elective3

3

 

Biology

BIOL Elective3

 

4

Biology

CHEM 4999

0

 

Senior Comprehensives

Theology

3

 

Essential Core

Expansive Core1

 

3

Expansive Core

Philosophy2

3

 

Essential Core

Social Science

 

3

Essential Core

 

16

15

 

_____

1 MATH 3010/STATS 3010 (Biostatistics) or MATH 1020/STATS 2010 (Basic Statistics I) must be taken as the natural sciences expansive core, and CMST 3250 (Scientific Communication) is recommended for the second expansive core course

2 3 hours should come from PHIL 3250 (Philosophy of Science) or PHIL 3400 (Responsible Conduct in Research)

3 BIOL electives must be chosen from the following courses, one lecture must be taken with lab: BIOL 3070/3070L (Immunology), BIOL 3110/3110L (Genetics), BIOL 3091/3091L (Cell Biology), BIOL 3350/3350L (Anatomy and Physiology), or BIOL 4250/4250L (Molecular Genetics)                                                                 

 

SUMMARY: PROGRAM IN BIOCHEMISTRY (BIOLOGY MINOR)

 

Fundamental Core

18

English Composition (6, ENGL 1000/1010, ENGL 1020), Mathematics (3 of 4, MATH 1030), Natural Science (3 of 4, CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L or CHEM 1110/1110D/1111L), World Language (6)

 

Essential Core

36

Freshman Seminar (2), African American and Diaspora Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Natural Sciences (3 of 4, CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L or CHEM 1120/1120D/1121L), Philosophy (6), Physical Education (1, activity course), Social Science (3), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010)

 

Expansive Core

6

Major*

46

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L or CHEM 1110/1110D/1111L (1 of 4), CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L or CHEM 1120/1120D/1121L (1 of 4), CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L (4), CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L (4), CHEM 3010/3030L (4), CHEM 3130/3130L (4), CHEM 3210/3210L (4), CHEM 4060 (3), CHEM 4080 (0), CHEM 4083 (3), CHEM 4140 (3), CHEM 4150L (2), CHEM 4999 (0), MATH 1030 (1 of 4), MATH 1070 (4), PHYS 2010/2010L (4), PHYS 2020/2020L (4)

 

Minor

19

BIOL 1230/1230L (4), BIOL 1240/1240L (4), BIOL 2010/2010L (4), BIOL Elective (3), BIOL Elective with lab (4)

 

Total Hours

125

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*Includes hours already counted in core and/or required courses from other disciplines.

 

PROGRAM IN BIOCHEMISTRY

MATH MINOR

 

FRESHMAN YEAR

Semester Hours

 

 

 

1st

2nd

 

 

 

 

Semester

Semester

 

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L

or CHEM 1110/1110D/1111L-

CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L

or CHEM 1120/1120D/1121L

4

4

General Chemistry I-II

or Chemistry I-II

Communication Studies

 

3

Essential Core

ENGL 1000/1010-1020

3

3

English Composition

Foreign Language

3

3

Fundamental Core

Freshman Seminar

1

1

First Year Experience

MATH 1030-1070

4

4

Pre-Calculus/Intro. Calculus

Physical Education (activity course)

1

 

Essential Core

 

16

18

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L-

CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L

4

4

Organic Chemistry I-II

BIOL 1230/1230L

 

4

General Biology I

MATH 2070

4

 

Calculus II

History

3

 

Essential Core

PHYS 2010/2010L-2020/2020L

4

4

General Physics

Theology

 

3

Essential Core

 

15

15

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

CHEM 3130/3130L

4

 

Introduction to Biochemistry

CHEM 3210/3210L

4

 

Quantitative Analysis

CHEM 4080

 

0

Introduction to Research

CHEM 4140

 

3

Metabolism

CHEM 3030/3030L

 

4

Physical Chemistry I

MATH Elective1

 

3

Math

African American and Diaspora Studies

 

3

Essential Core

BIOL 1240/1240L

4

 

General Biology II

ENGL 2010

3

 

Intro. to World Literature

Fine Arts

 

3

Essential Core

 

15

16

 

 

SENIOR YEAR

CHEM 4083

3

 

Undergraduate Research

CHEM 4060

 

3

Advanced Biochemistry

CHEM 4150L (capstone)

 

2

Genomics and Proteomics Lab

Math Elective1

3

 

Math

CHEM 4999

0

 

Senior Comprehensives

Theology

3

 

Essential Core

Expansive Core2

3

3

Expansive Core

Philosophy3

3

3

Essential Core

Social Science

 

3

Essential Core

 

15

14

 

_____

1 One elective must be chosen from MATH 1020/STATS 2010 (Basic Statistics I) or MATH 3010/STATS 3010 (Biostatistics), and one from MATH 2040/STATS 2020 (Basic Statistics II), MATH 2030 (Elementary Linear Algebra), MATH 2530 (Differential Equations) or MATH 2080 (Calculus III)

2 CMST 3250 (Scientific Communication) is recommended

33 hours should come from PHIL 3250 (Philosophy of Science) or PHIL 3400 (Responsible Conduct in Research)

 

SUMMARY: PROGRAM IN BIOCHEMISTRY (MATH MINOR)

 

Fundamental Core

18

English Composition (6, ENGL 1000/1010, ENGL 1020), Mathematics (3 of 4, MATH 1030), Natural Science (3 of 4, CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L or CHEM 1110/1110D/1111L), World Language (6)

 

Essential Core

36

Freshman Seminar (2), African American and Diaspora Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Natural Sciences (3 of 4, CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L or CHEM 1120/1120D/1121L), Philosophy (6), Physical Education (1, activity course), Social Science (3), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010)

 

Expansive Core

6

Major*

49

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L or CHEM 1110/1110D/1111L (1 of 4), CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L or CHEM 1120/1120D/1121L (1 of 4), CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L (4), CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L (4), CHEM 3030/3030L (4), CHEM 3130/3130L (4), CHEM 3210/3210L (4), CHEM 4060 (3), CHEM 4080 (0), CHEM 4083 (3), CHEM 4140 (3), CHEM 4150L (2), CHEM 4999 (0), BIOL1230/1230L (4), BIOL 1240/1240L (4), PHYS 2010/2010L (4), PHYS 2020/2020L (4)

 

Minor*

18

MATH 1030 (4), MATH 1070 (4), MATH 2070 (4), MATH Electives (6)

 

Total Hours

124

_____

*Includes hours already counted in core and/or required courses from other disciplines.

Department of Chemistry

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