Biochemistry Sample Curriculum

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

First Year
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CHEM 10181 General Chemistry I 4 CHEM 10182 4
MATH 10550 Calculus I 4 MATH Calculus II 4
BIOS 10171 Biological Sciences I 3 BIOS Biological Sciences II 3
BIOS 11173 Biological Sciences lab 1 BIOS Biological Sciences lab 1
University Requirement 3 University Requirement 3
University Requirement 3 University Requirement 3
First Year Experience 1 First Year Experience 1
Total: 19 Total: 19
 
Sophomore Year  
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CHEM 20283 Organic Chemistry II 3 CHEM 20284 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 21283 Organic Chemistry II lab 1 CHEM 21284 General Chemistry II lab 1
CHEM 23201 Chemistry seminar 0 CHEM 20262 Mathematical methods 3
BIOS 30341 Cellular Biology 3 BIOS 20303 Funds. of Genetics 4
Language 3 Language 3
University Requirement 3    
Total: 14 Total: 13
 
Junior Year
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
    CHEM 30338 Phys. Biochemistry 3 3
CHEM 30341 Funds. of Biochemistry 3 CHEM 30342 Intermediary Metabolism 3
CHEM 31341 Funds. of Biochemistry Lab 2 PHYS 20220 4
CHEM 23203 Chemistry Seminar 1 University Requirement 3
PHYS 20210 4 Elective 3
Elective (or Language) (4) 3    
Total: 13 Total: 16
 
Senior Year
Fall Semester   Spring Semester  
CHEM 30333 Analytical Chemistry I 2 CHEM 23202 Chemistry Seminar 1
CHEM 31333 Analytical Chemistry I Lab 2 University Requirement 3
BIOS/CHEM 50531 2 Electives 9
University Requirement 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.