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biochemistry

biochemistry
Biochemistry

CURRICULUM

The Biology and Chemistry departments offer a joint major to those students interested in both biology and chemistry. This is a rigorous major that is designed for students that are truly interested in biology and chemistry.

The Biochemistry major consists of core courses from the biology and chemistry departments, cognates in math and physics, and a capstone seminar experience.

The required biology courses include BIOL 167, 212, one cell/molecular biology course (BIOL 220, BIOL 232, or BIOL 220), one 200-level biology elective, and and two 300-level cell/molecular biology courses (BIOL 302, BIOL 327, BIOL 340, BIOL 341, BIOL 380). The required chemistry courses include CHEM 110, 240, 241, 120, 320, 348 and 449. Calculus (MATH 131) and calculus-based physics (PHYS 150) are also required. The required senior seminar capstone course is BCHE 460.  

Course List

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Requirements for the Major (B.S.)

disciplinary, 17 courses

The required biology courses are BIOL 167, 212, one cell/molecular biology course (BIOL 220, BIOL 232, or BIOL 220), one 200-level biology elective, and two 300-level cell/molecular biology courses (BIOL 302, BIOL 327, BIOL 340, BIOL 341, BIOL 380). The required chemistry courses include CHEM 110, 240, 241, 120, 320, 348 and 449. Calculus (MATH 131) and calculus-based physics (PHYS 150) are also required. All Biochemistry majors take a capstone senior seminar (BCHE 460).

Courses

Biology Courses BIOL 167 Introductory Topics in Biology BIOL 212 Biostatistics BIOL 220 General Genetics BIOL 222 Microbiology BIOL 232 Cell Biology BIOL 302 Immunology BIOL 327 Cancer Biology BIOL 340 Neurobiology BIOL 341 Developmental Biology BIOL 380 Genomics Chemistry Courses CHEM 110 Introduction to General Chemistry CHEM 120 Intermediate General Chemistry CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry I CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry II CHEM 320 Physical Chemistry CHEM 348 Biochemistry I CHEM 449 Biochemistry II Additional Courses MATH 131 Calculus II PHYS 150 Introduction to Physics I Biochemistry Courses BCHE 460 Senior Seminar