Dec 11, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Biochemistry, B.A.


About the Biochemistry Bachelor’s Program


The B.A. in Biochemistry degree requires 120 credit hours for graduation and is primarily designed to prepare an undergraduate student for entry into medical school or other medically related professional schools. Graduates with a B.A. in Biochemistry are also qualified for industrial employment in areas in which a strong biochemistry background is an asset, such as technical sales or management. The B.A. degree provides sufficient background in biochemistry and chemistry for admission to a graduate program in biochemistry or biotechnology.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Chemistry & Biochemistry majors must complete three Communication Literacy courses (one of which must be CHEM 4101 ). Courses that fulfill the CL requirement are CHEM 3107 , CHEM 3108 , CHEM 3141 , CHEM 3251 , CHEM 3313 , CHEM 4114 , and CHEM 4101 . See individual degree plans for specific courses required for each major.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 15


Second Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 15


Third Year


Fall


Total: 17


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


  • CHEM 4101 - Chemistry and Communication 1 Semester Credit Hours  ‡
  • English 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Philosophy, & Culture Elective 6 Semester Credit Hours † #
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Semester Credit Hours † #

Total: 13


Total Hours: 120


* Select from Arts and Sciences General Requirements  for B.A. degree.
Can substitute CHEM 3351  and CHEM 3251  for CHEM 3341  and CHEM 3141  
Communication Literacy Course
§ BIOL 3416   and BIOL 3320 , plus the 3000-level BIOL minor course will complete a minor in the biological sciences
# At least one should also be multicultural. If not, students must complete an additional course from the university’s Multicultural list.

 

Biology


Failure to complete BIOL 1403  and BIOL 1404  in the first year will make the B.A. 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 Degree Requirements for further explanation.