The Biochemistry option is designed to provide the background needed for students seeking entrance into professional medical or dental schools. It will also greatly benefit students seeking technical jobs that require multidisciplinary training in biology and chemistry as well as an abundance of science laboratory skills.
The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.
Fall Spring ENGL 1013 Composition I1 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1 3 Social Sciences1 3 BIOL 1114 Principles of Biology 4 MATH 2914 Calculus I 4 MATH 2924 Calculus II 4 PHSC 1001 Orientation to Physical Science 1 PHSC 1011 Orientation to Physical Science II 1 CHEM 2124 General Chemistry I 4 CHEM 2134 General Chemistry II 4 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Fall Spring Fine Arts & Humanities1 3 BIOL 2014 Human Anatomy 4 BIOL 2124 Principles of Zoology 4 BIOL 3034 Genetics 4 CHEM 3301 Chemistry Seminar 1 CHEM 3423 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3 CHEM 3344 Principles of Biochemistry 4 CHEM 3363 Metabolic Biochemistry 3 Elective2 4 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14
Fall Spring BIOL 3074 Human Physiology or
BIOL 3174 Physiological Ecology
4 Fine Arts & Humanities1 3 CHEM 3324 Physical Chemistry I 4 Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Communication1 3 CHEM 4414 Instrumental Analysis 4 BIOL 4033 Cell Biology 3 CHEM 4951 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry or CHEM 4991Special Problems in Chemistry 1 CHEM 4401 Chemistry Seminar 1 CHEM Elective (3000-4000 level) 3 CHEM 4951 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry or CHEM 4991Special Problems in Chemistry 1 Elective2 2 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements". A specific general education core course does not have to be taken in the semester
listed, any other part of the general education core at any time is acceptable as
2German, Statistics, and Technical Communications are encouraged. (Electives must include sufficient upper-division courses to result in 40 upper division hours) (upper division = 3000-4000 level).