Biochemistry Bachelor of Science Checklist

Suggested First Year Courses:
CHEM 111 GENERAL I done need
MATH 118/119 or 121 CALCULUS I done need
CHEM 112 GENERAL II done need
MATH 122 CALCULUS II done need
BIOL 120 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY done need
Suggested Second Year Courses:
CHEM 221 ORGANIC I done need
CHEM 222 ORGANIC II done need
BIOL 210 CELL BIOLOGY done need
CHEM 280 SOPHOMORE SEMINAR (1/2 Unit) done need

Required before taking Physical Chemistry (CHEM 331):
One year of Calculus (MATH 118/119 or 121 and 122), as shown above:
AND
One year of Physics:
Either PHYS 201 GENERAL I done need
AND
PHYS 202 GENERAL II (sequence starts in spring and is calculus based) done need
OR
PHYS 103 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I done need
AND
PHYS 104 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II (sequence starts in fall and is algebra based) done need

Additional Required Courses:
CHEM 331 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I done need
CHEM 341 BIOCHEMISTRY I done need
CHEM 342 BIOCHEMISTRY II done need
BIOL 315 GENETICS done need
Either BIOL 380 ADVANCED GENETICS or BIOL 400 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY done need

One of these two options:

a) One unit of research in BIOL or CHEM culminating in a formal paper and oral defense

b) One additional unit of CHEM chosen from courses numbered 250 or higher

CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE COURSES:
CHEM 260 DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY done need
CHEM 270 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY done need
CHEM 299 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
CHEM 332 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II done need
CHEM 350 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS done need
CHEM 405 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH (1/2 unit) done need
CHEM 406 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 unit) done need
CHEM 407 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1/2 unit) done need
CHEM 420 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY done need
CHEM 430 ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY done need
CHEM 460 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY done need
CHEM 495 HONORS PROJECT (1/2 unit) done need
CHEM 496 HONORS PROJECT done need
CHEM 497 HONORS PROJECT (1/2 unit) done need
CHEM 499 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
All biochemistry majors are strongly encouraged to do research, either during the academic year or during the summer. Stipends may be available to support summer research.
BIOL 390 and BIOL 400, as well as CHEM 270, 350, 420, and 460 are offered on an alternating year schedule. Students should work with their advisors in scheduling these courses as well as physics.
Students Planning graduate work may wish to strengthen their program of study by including a second semester of physical chemistry (CHEM 332), a semester of analytical chemistry (CHEM 350), and additional courses in cell or molecular biology.
 

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