Biochemistry Option: Pre-Med Track

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpring
BCH 194 - Seminar/Workshop11  
BIOH 185 - Integrated Physiology I4  
Please take one of the following4  
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I
& CHMY 142 - College Chemistry I Lab
CHMY 151 - Honors College Chemistry I
& CHMY 152 - Honors College Chemistry I Lab
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics3  
University Core3  
BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology  4
Please take one of the following  4
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II
& CHMY 144 - College Chemistry II Lab
CHMY 153 - Honors College Chemistry II
& CHMY 154 - Honors College Chemistry II Lab
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus
or M 171Q - Calculus I
  4
University Core  3
Year Total: 15 15
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpring
Please take one of the following4  
CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry I
& CHMY 322 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHMY 331 - Honors Organic Chemistry I
& CHMY 332 - Honors Organic Chemistry I Lab
PHSX 205 - College Physics I
or PHSX 220 - Physics I with Calculus
4  
Biological Science Elective33  
University Core3  
BCH 294 - Seminar/Workshop  1
CHMY 311 - Fundamental Analytical Chem2  4
Please take one of the following  4
CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II
& CHMY 324 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHMY 333 - Honors Organic Chemistry II
& CHMY 34 -
PHSX 207 - College Physics II
or PHSX 222 - Physics II with Calculus
  4
Biological Science Elective3  3
Year Total: 14 16
Junior YearCredits
FallSpring
BCH 394 - Seminar/Workshop1  
BCH 441 - Biochemistry of Macromolecules3  
BCH 490R - Undergraduate Research3  
CHMY 361 - Elements of Physical Chemistry
& CHMY 362 - Elements of Physical Chemistry Lab
5  
Biological Science Elective3  
BCH 442 - Metabolic Regulation  3
BCH 444R - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Methods  3
BCH 490R - Undergraduate Research  3
Biological Science Elective  3
University Electives  3
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
FallSpring
Biological Science Elective3  
University Core/Electives12  
BCH 494 - Seminar/Workshop  1
Biological Science Elective  3
University Core/Electives  11
Year Total: 15 15
Total Program Credits: 120

1BCH 194: Students who transfer into Chemistry from another major or institution may skip BCH 194

2 CHMY 311 should be taken either in the spring of the sophomore year or the fall of the junior year.

3Recommended Biological Sciences Electives

BIOH 320Biomedical Genetics3
or BIOB 375 General Genetics
And
Preferably take either:
BIOB 410Immunology3
or BIOH 323 Human Developmental Biology
As a less desirable alternative, take: *
BIOH 201
BIOH 211
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
5/4

*these 2 courses do not count towards the 18 credits of 300+ electives

Additional Biological Sciences Electives

A total of 18 credits of physical and biological science electives numbered 300 or above are required.  The following courses may also be substituted for any of the biology courses above, but do not match medical school prerequisites as closely:

BIOB 425Adv Cell & Molecular Biology3
BIOH 422Genes and Cancer3
BIOM 360General Microbiology5
BIOM 400Medical Microbiology3
BIOM 431Medical Bacteriology3
BIOM 435Virology3
NEUR 313Neurophysiology3
NEUR 455Molecular Medicine3

Recommended University Core & Electives

PSYX 100ISIntro to Psychology4
SOCI 101ISIntroduction to Sociology3
WRIT 101WCollege Writing I3

NOTE: Medical schools with a writing or literature requirement will not waive it for students who placed out of WRIT 101W