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B.A. in Biochemistry

Degree Plan

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Degree Requirements

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Biochemistry, B.A.

General Education Curriculum (36)

For the full General Education Curriculum Policy and Requirements, refer to the GEC listed in this catalog.

MAT 1302 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement.

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Complete Graduation Requirements are listed in this catalog.

Language Literacy (12)

English (9)

ENG 1301 Composition I 3 Credits
ENG 1302 Composition II 3 Credits
one of the following courses:
ENG 2324 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Credits
ENG 2326 Exploring American Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2327 Exploring World Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2328 Exploring British Lit 3 Credits

Speech (3)

 
SPC 1301 Fund of Speech 3 Credits

Analytic Literacy (7)

 

Mathematics (3)

MAT 1302, MAT 1304 (if allowable by major), or any math course with MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 or higher as a prerequisite.

Note: MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Arts and Sciences except for the programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Education. MAT 1304 is not acceptable for any program in the School of Business and Professional Programs.

Science (4)

Choose 1 of the following courses with accompanying lab:

BIO 1403 Fundamentals of Science 4 Credits
BIO 1406 Contemporary Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1407 Animal Life 4 Credits
BIO 1408 Plants & Human Affairs 4 Credits
BIO 1409 Cracking the Code: A User's Guide to Human Genetics 4 Credits
BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1413 Local Spring Flora 4 Credits
BIO 1414 Cats, Chromosomes & Codons 4 Credits
BIO 1415 Exploring Human Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
CHE 1403 Nature of Physical Science 4 Credits
CHE 1404 Physical Science & Environment 4 Credits
CHE 1405 Forensic Science I 4 Credits
CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHE 1418 Chemistry in Context 4 Credits
NSC 1402 Introductory Astronomy 4 Credits
PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1402 University Physics II 4 Credits
PHY 1410 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 Credits

Cultural Literacy (9)

HIS 2324 Fundamentals of Modern American History 3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from one of the following:

FAR, MUS, or THA

Choose (3) hours from any of the following:

REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits
REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits

Social Literacy (8)

EXS 1220 Basic Concepts of Wellness 2 Credits

Choose any two of the following courses with at least two different academic areas represented:

BUA 1301 Introduction to Business 3 Credits
ECO 2305 Principles of Economics I 3 Credits
FIN 1325 Personal Finance 3 Credits
GEG 2304 World Geography 3 Credits
GEG 2305 Human Geography 3 Credits
HUM 2340 The Human Experience I 3 Credits
HUM 2341 The Human Prospect 3 Credits
IST 2300 Introduction to International Studies 3 Credits
MCO 1302 Mass Media & Society 3 Credits
POL 2311 American Government I 3 Credits
PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 2342 Psychology of Everyday Life 3 Credits
SSC 2360 Social Justice 3 Credits
SOC 1302 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
SOC 2301 Intro to Sociology 3 Credits
SOC 2302 Social Problems 3 Credits
SOC 2390 Minority Groups 3 Credits
WSP 2304 Hon Sem Social Literacy 3 Credits
WSP 2340 Hon Lang/Lit Interdiscip Integrative 3 Credits

Major Requirements

Biochemistry Core Courses

BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
BIO 2424 Evolution & Ecology 4 Credits
BIO 2441 Microbiology 4 Credits
CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHE 2416 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 2417 Organic Chemistry II 4 Credits

BIO 1410, BIO-1420, CHE 1415, CHE 1416* may be used to satisfy the GEC.

Advanced Requirements

BIO 3431 Molecular Genetics 4 Credits
CHE 3101 Seminar in Chemistry 1 Credit

CHE 3142 Research Methods 1 Credit

CHE 3251 Introduction to Chemical Research 2 Credits
CHE 4248 Applied Research Methods 2 Credits
CHE 4251 Senior Research in Chemistry I 2 Credits
CHE 4426 Biochemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 4427 Biochemistry II 4 Credits

Concentrations

General Concentration

MAT 1324 Calculus I 3 Credits
MAT 1325 Calculus II 3 Credits
CHE 3405 Physical Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 3418 Analytical Chemistry 4 Credits
MAT 1324* may be used to satisfy the GEC.

Pharmaceutical Science Concentration

ATR 2205 Medical Terminology 2 Credits
ATR 3210 Basic Pharmacology 2 Credits
BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
CHE 3405 Physical Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 3418 Analytical Chemistry 4 Credits
HIS 2321 Fundamentals of Early American History 3 Credits
MAT 1324 Calculus I 3 Credits
MAT 1325 Calculus II 3 Credits
PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
POL 2311 American Government I 3 Credits
SPC 1301 Fund of Speech 3 Credits
BIO 2320 Biostatistics 3 Credits
or

MAT 3311 Intro Prob & Stat 3 Credits
SPC 1301, MAT 1324, PHY 1401, HIS 2321, POL 2311, BIO 2401, BIO 2402* may be used to satisfy the GEC. 

Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration

ATR 2205 Medical Terminology 2 Credits
ATR 3210 Basic Pharmacology 2 Credits
BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
BIO 4412 Molecular Cell Biology 4 Credits
or

BIO 4426 Infection and Immunity 4 Credits
BIO 2320 Biostatistics 3 Credits
or

MAT 3311 Intro Prob & Stat 3 Credits
CHE 3405 Physical Chemistry I 4 Credits
MAT 1324 Calculus I 3 Credits
MAT 1325 Calculus II 3 Credits
PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits
SOC 2301 Intro to Sociology 3 Credits
PSY 1301, MAT 1324, PHY 1401, SOC 2301, BIO 2401, BIO 2402* may be used to satisfy the GEC. 

Forensic Science Concentration

BIO 4412 Molecular Cell Biology 4 Credits
CHE 3418 Analytical Chemistry 4 Credits
CHE 4412 Advanced Instrumental Analysis 4 Credits
CRJ 1301 Intro Crim Justice 3 Credits
CRJ 1316 Criminal and Forensic Procedure 3 Credits
CRJ 3315 Comparative Criminal Justice 3 Credits
CRJ 3396 Stats for Social Sciences 3 Credits
CRJ 4494 Internship 4 Credits
PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits
SOC 2301 Intro to Sociology 3 Credits
PSY 1301 and SOC-2301* may be used to satisfy the GEC. 

Electives

Electives will be required if the student has not met a minimum of 120 hours in the program.


Total Hours (120)