Biochemistry (Bachelor of Science)
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Core Competencies
- College of Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Science
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Degree Requirements
- Requirements for All Undergraduate Degree Students
The Biochemistry core requires satisfactory completion of BCOR 011/BCOR 012 (Introductory Biology); MATH 021/MATH 022 (Calculus); PHYS 031/PHYS 042 with PHYS 021/PHYS 022 (Physics); CHEM 035/CHEM 036 (Introductory Chemistry); CHEM 143/CHEM 144 (Organic Chemistry); CHEM 162 (Thermodynamics); BIOC/CHEM/MMG 205 (Biochemistry I); BIOC/CHEM/MMG 206 (Biochemistry II); BIOC/CHEM/MMG 207 (Biochemistry Lab); BIOC/CHEM/MMG 284 (Biochemistry Senior Seminar) or HON 275/HON 276 (Honors: Biochemistry); BCOR 101 (Genetics); BCOR 103 (Cell Biology); and nine credits of advanced biochemistry-related electives. In addition, students must select one course from the following group of intermediate-level laboratory electives: CHEM 121 (Quantitative Analysis), MMG 104 (Introduction to Recombinant DNA Technology), MMG 201 (Molecular Cloning Laboratory), BIOL 204 or BIOL 205 (Advanced Genetics Laboratory). Students may substitute BIOL 001/BIOL 002 for BCOR 011/BCOR 012, PHYS 011/PHYS 012 for PHYS 031/PHYS 042, CHEM 031/CHEM 032 for CHEM 035/CHEM 036, and CHEM 141/CHEM 142 for CHEM 143/CHEM 144; however, the program of study recommended above will provide a better preparation for advanced coursework in Biochemistry.
Students completing the Biochemistry B.S. may not also receive the B.A. with a Chemistry major in either the Biomolecular or Environmental concentrations.