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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
Texas Tech University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, B.S.


About the Biochemistry Bachelor's Program


The B.S. in Biochemistry degree requires 120 credit hours for graduation and will prepare an undergraduate student for graduate study in biochemistry and related disciplines, for entry into medical or dental school, or for employment in industrial or governmental laboratories in which graduate training is not required. A biology minor may be earned by completing one biology course in addition to those specifically required for the B.S. in Biochemistry degree (see the biological sciences undergraduate advisor for specific requirements). This additional biology course may be selected from the advanced electives needed to fulfill the bachelor’s degree.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 16


Second Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 14


Third Year


Fall


  • CHEM 3311 - Biological Chemistry I 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • MBIO 3401 - Principles of Microbiology 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • English 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Creative Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours *
    (Can also be multicultural; if one of these is not, you will need an additional 3 hour multicultural course.)
  • Personal Fitness and Wellness 1 Semester Credit Hours *

Total: 14


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Total Hours: 120


* Select from Arts and Sciences General Requirements  for B.S. degree.

Taking CHEM 3251 , CHEM 4105 , and either CHEM 3301  or CHEM 4309  will complete American Chemical Society requirements.

For those who wish to pursue teacher certification, the university is implementing a new teacher education program that includes a full year of student teaching (two semesters of the senior year) for students beginning their teacher education program in spring 2013 or later.

Biology


Failure to complete BIOL 1403  and BIOL 1404  in the first year will make the B.S. degree difficult to complete in four years without taking courses during summer sessions.

Calculus


Adequate training in algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry is a prerequisite for calculus. A score of 7 on the Math Placement Exam is necessary to take calculus the first year. Scores below 7 will require additional coursework.

Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Requirements  for further explanation.

Advanced Elective


Six advanced elective hours: