2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Biochemistry (B.A)


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Major Requirements


The Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry degree is a degree option for students interested in science at the intersection of biology and chemistry. It was developed especially for students interested in attending a health professional school, such as medical, dental, veterinary medicine, or pharmacy. It provides students core knowledge in biochemistry, but requires fewer courses in the major than the Bachelor of Science track, allowing students the flexibility to explore other disciplines, and providing the well-rounded educational experience that many professional schools seek in applicants.

Biochemistry (B.A.) majors complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses (see page 45  ), 54 credits (14 courses) in their major, and 15-17 elective credits:

Choose one Chemistry course from following (4 Credits):


Mathematics and Physics (12 credits):


Degree Plan for Biochemistry (B.A.)


 
Fall
Spring
First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
CHM113: General Chemistry I & Lab (4 credits)
X
 
MTH195: Calculus I (4 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
BIO112: General Biology II & Lab (4 credits)
 
X
CHM114: General Chemistry II & Lab (4 credits)
 
X
MTH 196: Calculus II (4 credits)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits) or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
BIO220: Cell Biology and Chemistry & Lab (4 credits)
X
 
CHM205: Organic Chemistry I & Lab (4 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
CHM Requirement: CHM305, CHM408, CHM301, or CHM309 (4 credits)
 
X
CHM206: Organic Chemistry II & Lab (4 credits)
 
X
Third Year
 
 
Elective (3 credits)
X
 
BCH403: Biochemistry (4 credits)
X
 
PHY205: Principles of Physics I (4 credits)
X
 
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
 
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X
BCH404: Advanced Biochemistry (4 credits)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
CHM410: Topics in Chemistry and Research Capstone (3 credits)
X
 
Elective (3 credits)
X
 
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
CHM Requirement: CHM425, CHM430, CHM435, CHM440, CHM445, CHM450, CHM455, CHM460, or CHM465 (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X
 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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