Biochemistry Sample Curriculum

The biochemistry sample curriculum below was published in the 2015-2016 Bulletin of Information.

First Year
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CHEM 10181 4 CHEM 10182 4
CHEM 11181 0 CHEM 11182 0
MATH 10550 4 MATH 10560 4
BIOS 10161 3 BIOS 10162 3
BIOS 11161 1 BIOS 11162 1
WR 13100. Writing and Rhetoric 3 Philosophy (2,3) 3
History (2) 3 Social Science (2) 3
First Year Experience 1 First Year Experience 1
Total: 19 Total: 19
 
Sophomore Year  
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CHEM 20283 3 CHEM 20284 3
CHEM 21283 1 CHEM 21284 1
CHEM 23212 0 CHEM 20262 3
PHYS 30210 4 PHYS 30220 4
Language 3 Language 3
Theology 3    
Total: 15 Total: 14
 
Junior Year
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CHEM 30321 3 CHEM 30322 3
CHEM 30341 3 CHEM 30342 3
CHEM 31341 2 BIOS 20303 3
CHEM 23203 (5) 1 Philosophy 3
BIOS 30341, BIOS 31341 3 Elective 3
Elective (or Language) (4) 3    
Total: 15 Total: 16
 
Senior Year
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CHEM 30333 2 CHEM 23202 (5) 1
CHEM 31333 2 Fine Arts or Literature 3
BIOS/CHEM 50531 2 Electives 9
Theology 3    
Elective 3    
Total: 13 Total: 13

Notes:

1. Substitution with permission only.

2. The student should take three general requirement courses during the first year, including one course that is designated a University Seminar. Economics is required for the Chemistry with Business program.

3. One course in theology and philosophy should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. These courses may be taken in either semester of the first or second year.

4. Undergraduate research, CHEM 48498, is a recommended science elective in all programs beginning in the sophomore year with typically one or two credits per semester.

5. In all the programs, one chemistry seminar is generally taken in each of the sophomore, junior and senior years.