Biochemistry is the study of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and the processes of these molecules in the body. A rapidly developing and relatively new discipline within the sciences, biochemistry intersects with physiology, medicine, cell biology, genetics, etc. In recent years the pace of biochemical discovery has accelerated due to the profound transformation wrought by recombinant DNA technology. Biochemistry majors will be well prepared to enter the work force or pursue graduate degrees, medical school, or other professional training. The degree is granted upon completion of 125 credits as specified in the catalog (40 credits must be in 3000- or 4000-level courses).
Natural World courses in core curriculum: MAT2025 or MAT2121 (Note: If MAT2121 is taken, the elective in the major must be MAT2122); PHY1101/1101L or PHY1201/1201L.
Biology majors and minors must receive a “C-” or better in all prerequisite courses. In addition, biochemistry majors must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all courses with BIO, CHE, and PHY prefixes in order to graduate.
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Career Competencies Seminar
Senior Seminar (WCE, OCE)
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Fundamentals of Physics II
Selected from courses with BIO (excludes BIO1009), CHE (excludes CHE1006), or MAT prefixes.
Note: WCE=Written Communication Emphasis; OCE=Oral Communication Emphasis. See the catalog for explanation and prerequisites.
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