Biochemistry Major, BS

(NYC, PLV)

Prepares students for medical school, graduate school, or employment in the industry. This program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

University Core – (44-55)

See "Auxiliary courses" listed below for required courses in the major that satisfy University Core requirements in Math, Biology and Physics (36 credits).

Auxiliary Courses

The following courses satisfy 36 credits of University Core requirements and/or Open Elective Requirements as follows:

Foundation Math and Science core (8 credits); Area of Knowledge 5: Analysis of Human, Social and Natural Phenomena (4 credits); and Inquiry and Experience (24 credits).

BIO 101General Biology I

4 credits

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

BIO 264Microbiology

4 credits

BIO 231Genetics

4 credits

or

BIO 335Molecular and Cellular Biology

4 credits

MAT 131Calculus I

4 credits

MAT 132Calculus II

4 credits

MAT 236Multivariable Calculus

4 credits

PHY 111General Physics I

4 credits

PHY 112General Physics II

4 credits

Major Courses – (55-57)

Required Courses: (49 credits)

CHE 111General Chemistry I

4 credits

CHE 112General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 221Analytical Methods and Techniques

4 credits

CHE 223Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

CHE 224Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

CHE 301Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics

4 credits

CHE 302Physical Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 326Biochemistry

4 credits

CHE 328Advanced Biochemistry

3 credits

CHE 329Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory

2 credits

CHE 331Instrumental Analysis

4 credits

CHE 480Research in Chemistry

3 credits

CHE 392Chemistry Seminar I

1 credits

CHE 492Chemistry Seminar II

1 credits

Note that for CHE 302, both CHE 301 and MAT 236 are prerequisites

Major Electives: (7 credits)

CHE Advanced CHE course

4 credits

BIO Advanced BIO course

3 credits

or

CHE Advanced CHE Course 3-4 Credits

3-4 credits

Note:  Advanced CHEM course may be 3 or 4 credits.

Moreover, for ACS certification, CHE 330 is required.

Open Electives – (18-29)

Total Credit Hours: 128

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