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Degree Requirements for Classes of 2014 and 15

biochemistry major

Classes of 2014 and 2015:

BI 200  Molecules & Cells (3 credits)

BI 204 Investigations in Molecular Cell Biology Lab (3 credits)

Three Additional Biology Courses - two options (9 credits)

  • OPTION 1:  
    • BI 201 Ecology & Evolution or BI 303 Intro Physiology
    • Two courses from the intermediate list
  • OPTION 2:
    • Three courses from the intermediate list

Intermediate Biology courses:

CH 109-111 (or CH 117-119) General Chemistry 1 and Lab (4 credits)

CH 110-112 (or CH 118-120) General Chemistry 2 and Lab (4 credits)

CH 231-233 (or CH 241-243) Organic Chemistry 1 and Lab (4 credits)

CH 232-234 (or CH 242-234) Organic Chemistry 2 and Lab (4 credits)

CH 351 and CH 353 Analytical Chemistry with Lab (4 credits)

CH 473 Physical Chemistry (3 credits)

CH 561-562  Biochemistry 1 and 2 OR

           BI 435  Biological Chemistry and BI 440 Molecular Biology (6 credits)

PH 211-203 Physics 1 (calculus-based) and Lab (5 credits)

PH 212-204 Physics 2 (calculus-based) and Lab (5 credits)

MT 101 (or MT 105) Calculus 2 (4 credits)

Two Advanced Electives from the following list ** (6 credits):

  • BI 420  Introduction to Bioinformatics*
  • BI 429  Medical Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • BI 451  Cancer Biology
  • BI 483  Research in Molecular Biology Lab
  • BI 484  Research in Biochemistry Lab
  • BI 487  Research in Molecular Genetics Lab
  • BI 488  Lipid Research in Health & Disease
  • BI 506  Recombinant DNA Technology
  • BI 528  Biotechnology Research Topics
  • BI 529  Biomolecules:  Molecular Driving Forces
  • BI 535  Structural Biochemistry of Neurological Disease
  • BI 536  Viruses, Genes & Evolution
  • BI 539  Synthetic Biology
  • BI 570  Biology of the Nucleus
  • CH 564  Physical Methods in Biochemistry
  • CH 565  Chemical Biology:  Nucleic Acids
  • CH 566  Metallopharmaceuticals
  • CH 567  Chemical Biology:  Structure & Function
  • CH 569  Chemical Biology:  Enzyme Mechanisms
  • CH 570  Introduction to Biological Membranes
  • CH 582  Advanced Topics in Biochemistry
  • BI 463-464  Research in Biochemistry***
  • BI 498  Advanced Independent Research in Biochemistry***
  • CH 497-498  Advanced Research in Biochemistry***
  • CH 593-594  Introduction to Biochemical Research***

* BI 420 cannot be used to satisfy both an intermediate course and an advanced elective.

** Additional electives may sometimes be announced in this category, depending upon advanced course offerings in the Biology and Chemistry Departments.

***With Biology or Chemistry Department approval, two semesters of Undergraduate Research may be substituted for ONE advanced elective

 

Advanced Placement

Biochemistry majors who have a 5 on the AP Biology exam in their senior year may substitute BI 200 and BI 201 with any two Biology courses level 300 or above.