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BioChemistry Suggested Four-Year Academic Plan

121-125 credit hours are required for a B.S. degree in Biochemistry. The biochemistry track in the chemistry major provides students with a broad background in chemistry with an emphasis on biochemistry. Detailed information about Biochemistry can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four-year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I 5
MATH 112: College Algebra 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II 5
MATH 113: Trigonometry 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry 3
CHEML 251: Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
BIOL 111: General Biology 1 5
GE Fine Arts 3
GE Social Science 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEML 252: Organic Chemistry II Lab 2
BIOL 112: General Biology 2 5
GE History 3
GE Arts and Humanities 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
CHEM 301: Biochemistry 3
CHEML 301: Biochemistry Lab 2
MATH 201: Calculus I 4
GE Social Science or History 3
Elective 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
Chem 211: Analytical Chemistry 5
*CHEM 302: Biochemistry 2 3
MATH 202: Calculus II 4
#CHEM Elective 4
Semester 7 Credit Hours
#CHEM Elective 4
PHYS 201: General Physics I
or
PHYS 211: University Physics I (Calculus based)
4
CHEM 351: Intro to Research 1-3
CHEM 356: Intro to Senior Seminar 0
GE Global Studies 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
PHYS 202: General Physics II
or
PHYS 212: University Physics II (Calculus based)
4
BIOL 305: Cell biology 4
CHEM 331: Physical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 352: Intro to Research II 1-3
CHEM 357: Senior Seminar 1

 

*offered every other year
# only one elective needed