Sep 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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.

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: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Second Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 16


Third Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 14


Total Hours: 120


* Select from Arts and Sciences General Requirements  for B.S. degree.
BIOL 3416 , MBIO 3401 , plus the biology-related major-related elective will complete a minor in the biological sciences
 Communication Literacy Course
§ Chosen from ENGL 2305 , ENGL 2306 , ENGL 2307 , ENGL 2308 , ENGL 2351 , ENGL 2388 , ENGL 2391  
# At least one should also be multicultural. If not, students must complete an additional course from the university’s Multicultural list.

Note: Taking 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’s teacher education program includes a full year of student teaching (two semesters of the senior year).

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 3 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.

Major-Related Electives


Nine elective hours: 1 course from BIOL 3320 , MBIO 4402 , or MBIO 4404 ; and 2 courses from CHEM 3000  (3), CHEM 3301 , CHEM 4300 , CHEM 4306 , CHEM 4309 , CHEM 4314  or ENGL 2311