Biochemistry, B.S.Chm.

Program Overview and Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Biochemistry track is certified by the American Chemical Society which requires a commitment to institutional and professional excellence. This track has a strong focus on undergraduate research and combines foundational courses in chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics with advanced chemistry and biochemistry electives that emphasize the study and analysis of biological molecules and their systems. Students who graduate with this professional degree will be especially prepared for a graduate education in biochemistry and medicine, and for careers in biochemistry and related disciplines.

Prerequisite Courses:

(These courses are prerequisites to required upper-level chemistry courses)

Requisite Courses
MTH 245Calculus I4
MTH 246Calculus II 14
or MTH 249 Modeling the Physical World I
PHY 201General Physics for the Life Sciences 13
or PHY 213 General Physics for the Physical Sciences I
or PHY 221 Advanced General Physics I:Modeling the Physical World
PHY 202General Physics for the Life Sciences II 23
or PHY 214 General Physics for the Physical Sciences II
or PHY 222 Advanced General Physics II:Modeling the Physical World
PHY 205General Physics Laboratory I1
or PHY 223 Project Physics Laboratory I
PHY 206General Physics Laboratory II1
or PHY 224 Project Physics Laboratory II
BIO 201General Biology: Organismal and Population3
BIO 205General Biology: Organismal and Population Laboratory1
BIO 202General Biology: Cellular and Molecular3
BIO 206General Biology: Cellular and Molecular Laboratory1

 Prerequisite for CHM 341.


 Prerequisite or co-requisite for CHM 341.

B.S.Chm., Biochemistry Track Requirements: 43 Credits

CHM 315Quantitative and Statistical Analysis 14
CHM 321Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 322Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHM 323Organic Chemistry II3
CHM 324Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHM 341Physical Chemistry I3
CHM 342Physical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHM 343Physical Chemistry II3
CHM 382Biochemistry Laboratory2
CHM 383Biochemistry I3
CHM 384Biochemistry II3
CHM 451Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHM 456Instrumental Analysis3
CHM 466Instrumental Analysis Laboratory2
CHM 497Directed Independent Research II1
CHM 496Directed Independent Research I2
or CHM 498 Directed Independent Research - Special
CHM 499Chemistry Seminar1
Select one of the following:3
Forensic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry: Synthetic Organic Methods
Bioorganic Chemistry
Organic Spectroscopic Analysis
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Protein Biochemistry
Total Credits43

Waived for students who have completed CHM 285 Advanced General Chemistry II and CHM 286 Chemical and Statistical Analysis Laboratory.