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Biochemistry Major, B.A. and B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees
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Program Requirements

Chemistry Foundation I (29 hours)

 

CHM 131General Chemistry I

4(3-3)

CHM 132General Chemistry II

4(3-3)

CHM 211QRQuantitative Analysis

4(2-6)

CHM 343Organic Chemistry I: Foundations

4(4-0)

CHM 348Organic Chemistry II: Bioorganic

2(2-0)

CHM 349Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2(0-6)

CHM 521Biochemistry I

3(3-0)

CHM 522Biochemistry II

3(3-0)

CHM 527Biochemistry Laboratory

1(0-4)

CHM 528Bioanalytical Techniques Laboratory

2(1-3)

Chemistry Foundation II (3-5 hours)

Select one of the following:

CHM 353Physical Chemistry

5(5-0)

CHM 355Biophysical Chemistry

3(3-0)

Chemistry Research (3 hours)

CHM 491WIUndergraduate Research

1-3(Spec)

Required Courses I (23 hours)

BIO 111Foundations of Evolution and Diversity

4(3-3)

BIO 112Foundations of Cell Biology

4(3-3)

BIO 211Foundations of Genetics

4(3-3)

BIO 325Biotechnology

3(1-5)

MTH 132Calculus I

4(4-0)

MTH 133Calculus II

4(4-0)

Required Courses II (10 hours)

Select one of the following options:

Option A (10 hours)

PHY 130QRCollege Physics I

4(4-0)

PHY 131College Physics II

4(4-0)

PHY 170College Physics Laboratory I

1(0-2)

PHY 171College Physics Laboratory II

1(0-2)

Option B (10 hours)

PHY 145QRUniversity Physics I

4(4-0)

PHY 146University Physics II

4(4-0)

PHY 175University Physics Laboratory I

1(0-2)

PHY 176University Physics Laboratory II

1(0-2)

Electives (0-6 hours)

Sufficient 300 or greater CHM, BIO, or other courses, selected in consultation with program advisor, to meet the required 71 hours.

Select from the following:

BIO 320Biology of Microorganisms

4(3-3)

BIO 325Biotechnology

3(1-5)

BIO 337Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4(3-3)

BIO 392Mammalian Physiology

4(3-3)

BIO 397Special Topics in Biology

1-6(Spec)

BIO 497Special Topics in Biology

1-9(Spec)

BIO 500Biological Statistics

3(2-2)

BIO 501Evolution

3(3-0)

BIO 524Molecular Biology

3(3-0)

BIO 534Endocrinology

3(3-0)

BIO 536Histology

3(2-3)

BIO 537Immunology

3(3-0)

BIO 539Virology

3(3-0)

BIO 544Developmental Biology

4(3-3)

BIO 545Molecular Genetics

3(3-0)

BIO 546Molecular Genetics Laboratory

1(0-3)

BIO 570Medical Cell Biology

3-4(Spec)

BIO 571Cellular Dynamics Laboratory

1(0-3)

BIO 575Applied Bioinformatics

4(3-3)

BIO 576WIMammalian Cell Culture

3(1-5)

BIO 580Medical Microbiology

4(2-4)

BIO 585Conservation Medicine

3(3-0)

BIO 590Cardiovascular Physiology

3(3-0)

BIO 591Neurophysiology

3(3-0)

BIO 597Special Topics in Biology

1-9(Spec)

CHM 331Inorganic Chemistry

3(2-4)

CHM 333Bioinorganic Chemistry

3(3-0)

CHM 511Advanced Analytical Chemistry

4(2-4)

CHM 531Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

3(3-0)

CHM 541Intermediate Organic Chemistry

3(3-0)

CHM 547Advanced Synthesis Laboratory

2(1-3)

CHM 551Materials Chemistry: Inorganics and Nanomaterials

3(3-0)

CHM 555Advanced Physical Chemistry

3(3-0)

CHM 561Polymer Chemistry

3(3-0)

CHM 562Industrial Chemistry

3(3-0)

CHM 566Introduction to Biomaterials

3(3-0)

CHM 567Polymer Science Laboratory

2(1-3)

CHM 568Pharmaceutical Chemistry

3(3-0)

CHM 571Topics in Chemistry

1-9(Spec)

CHM 583Seminar in Chemistry

1-2(Spec)

Suggestions for electives based on career goals are given below:

Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinarian, and Pre-Dental: CHM 568, BIO 337, BIO 392, BIO 500, BIO 580, BIO 536, BIO 537, BIO 544.

Pre-Pharmacy (Note: Please check with websites of pharmacy schools you are applying since pre-requisites vary considerably): CHM 568, CHM 337, CHM 500.

Pre-Graduate School: CHM 333, BIO 545, BIO 546, BIO 575, BIO 576.

Total: 71 semester hours

Note: A minor in Chemistry is not allowed with a Biochemistry major.