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2011-12 Online Catalogue

Biochemistry [CAS] (Bachelor of Science)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

The Biochemistry core requires satisfactory completion of BCOR 011, BCOR 012 (Introductory Biology); MATH 021, MATH 022 (Calculus); PHYS 051, PHYS 152 (Physics); CHEM 035, CHEM 036 (Introductory Chemistry); CHEM 143, CHEM 144 (Organic Chemistry); CHEM 162 (Thermodynamics); BIOC 205/CHEM 205/MMG 205, BIOC 206/CHEM 206/MMG 206, and BIOC 207/CHEM 207/MMG 207 (Biochemistry); BIOC 284/CHEM 284/MMG 284 (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), [[course: 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 with PHYS 021, PHYS 022 for PHYS 051, PHYS 152; 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.

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