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BA with a Major in Biochemistry

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.
*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
**See Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
BIOC 2000, Vistas of Biochemistry 1
BIOL 1710, Principles of Biology I, or BIOL 1711, Honors Principles of Biology I (may be used to satisfy Natural Sciences requirement*) 3
BIOL 1730, Principles of Biology I Laboratory* 1
CHEM 1410, General Chemistry I, or CHEM 1413, Honors General Chemistry I** 3
CHEM 1430, General Chemistry Laboratory** 1
ENGL 1310, College Writing* 3
MATH 1650, Pre-Calculus 5
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
BIOL 2040, Biology of Microorganisms; or BIOL 1720, Principles of Biology II, or BIOL 1722, Honors Principles of Biology II, and BIOL 1740, Principles of Biology II Laboratory (may be used to satisfy Natural Sciences requirement*) 4
CHEM 1420, General Chemistry II, or CHEM 1423, Honors General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 1440, General Chemistry Laboratory 1
ENGL 2700, Technical Writing 3
MATH 1710, Calculus I 4
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
BIOC 2000, Vistas of Biochemistry 1
CHEM 2370, Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3210, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate, see major requirements)**

3

PHYS 1510, General Physics I with Calculus 3
PHYS 1530, General Physics with Calculus Laboratory I 1
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM 2380, Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3220, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate, see major requirements)** 3
PHYS 1520, General Physics II with Calculus 3
PHYS 1540, General Physics with Calculus Laboratory II 1
PSCI 1050, American Government II* 3
Wellness* 3
Total 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
BIOL 3510, Cell Biology 3
BIOL 3520, Cell Biology Laboratory 1
CHEM 3451/3452, Quantitative Analysis with Laboratory 4
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
Communication** 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
BIOC 4570, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Gene 3
BIOC 4580, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory 2
BIOL (advanced) 4
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
Visual and Performing Arts * 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
BIOC 3621/3622, Elementary Biochemistry with Laboratory 4
BIOL (advanced) 4
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Literature** 3
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM 3530, Physical Chemistry for Life Science 4
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 2
Humanities* 3
Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice or secondary education courses for teacher certification.