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Biochemistry Major

The following is a suggested schedule for a degree in biochemistry. A student must confer periodically with his/her adviser. This action will enable the program of study to be individualized and will ensure that the student has met all the prerequisites. Refer to the Bulletin for a full and authoritative description of major requirements.

Freshman Year

Fall

  • CH 221 General Chem I 4
  • CH 227 Gen Chem Lab 1
  • MTH 251 Calculus I 4
  • UNST 101 Freshman Inquiry 5
  • Total 14

Winter

  • CH 222 General Chem II 4
  • CH 228 Gen Chem Lab 1
  • MTH 252 Calculus II 4
  • UNST 102 Freshman Inquiry 5
  • Total 14

Spring

  • CH 223 General Chem III 4
  • CH 229 Gen Chem Lab 1
  • MTH 253 Calculus III 4
  • UNST 103 Freshman Inquiry 5
  • Total 14
Sophomore Year

Fall

  • CH 334 Organic Chem I 4
  • CH 320 Quantitative Analysis 4
  • CH 321 Quant Analysis Lab 2
  • PH 211 Gen Physics w/Calc 4
  • PH 214 Gen Physics Lab 1
  • UNST 299 Sophomore Inquiry 4
  • Total 19

Winter

  • CH 335 Organic Chem II 4
  • CH 337M Organic Chem Lab 2
  • PH 212 Gen Physics w/Calc 4
  • PH 215 Gen Physics Lab 1
  • UNST 299 Sophomore Inquiry 4
  • Total 15

Spring

  • CH 336 Organic Chem III4
  • CH 339 Organic Chem Lab 3
  • PH 213 General Physics w/Calc 4
  • PH 216 General Physics Lab 1
  • UNST 299 Sophomore Inquiry 4
  • Total 16
Junior Year

Fall

  • CH 490 General Biochem I 4
  • CH 440 PhyChem I4
  • Junior Cluster 4
  • BI 251 Principles of Biology5
  • Total 17

Winter

  • CH 491 General Biochem II 4
  • CH 441 PhyChem II4
  • Junior Cluster 4
  • BI 252 Principles of Biology5
  • Total 17

Spring

  • CH 492 General Biochem III 4
  • CH 493 Biochemistry Lab3
  • Junior/Senior Course Cluster 4
  • BI 253 Principles of Biology5
  • Total 16
Senior Year

Fall

  • 400-Level Chem
    Electives* 4
  • Electives 4
  • Capstone 6
  • Total 14

Winter

  • CH 426 Instrumental Analysis 4
  • CH 427 Instrumental Analysis
    Lab 2
  • Electives 8
  • Total 14

Spring

  • 400-Level Chem
    Electives* 4
  • Electives 12

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  • Total 16

Courses taken under the undifferentiated grading option (pass/no pass) are not acceptable to fulfill department major degree requirements (except CH 227,228 and 229). A grade of "C-" or above, and a combined GPA of 2.25 or higher, is required for all courses taken to satisfy departmental major requirements, including courses from supporting departments (i.e., mathematics and physics).

* Two courses must be taken (beyond the requirements listed above) including: CH 403 Honor’s Thesis; CH 410 Selected Topics; CH 411 Chemical Bonding; CH 412/413 Advanced Inorganic; CH 424/425 Elec. & Instr. for Chemists/Lab (counts as one course); CH 430/431 Advanced Organic Chemistry; CH 436/437 Spectrometric Analysis and Lab (counts as one course); CH 445 El. Materials Lab; CH 490/491/492/493/494 Biochemistry/Lab, (Other courses shall be approved in advance by a departmental academic advisor.)