Biochemistry Option

Freshman YearCredits
BCH 194 - Seminar/Workshop1  
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I
or CHMY 151 - Honors College Chemistry I
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics3  
University Core and Electives7  
BCH 294 - Seminar/Workshop  1
BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology  4
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II
or CHMY 153 - Honors College Chemistry II
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus1  4
University Core and Electives  3
Year Total: 15 16
Sophomore YearCredits
PHSX 205 - College Physics I
or PHSX 220 - Physics I (w/ calculus)
CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry I
or CHMY 331 - Honors Organic Chemistry I
University Core and Electives6  
CHMY 311 - Fundamental Analytical Chem  4
CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II
or CHMY 333 - Honors Organic Chemistry II
PHSX 207 - College Physics II
or PHSX 222 - Physics II (w/ calculus)
University Core and Electives  3
Year Total: 14 15
Junior YearCredits
CHMY 361 - Elements of Physical Chemistry24  
CHMY 362 - Elements of Physical Chemistry Lab1  
BCH 394 - Seminar/Workshop1  
BCH 441 - Biochemistry of Macromolecules3  
BCH 490R - Undergraduate Research33  
Physical and Biological Science Electives43  
CHMY 490R - Undergraduate Research3  3
BCH 442 - Metabolic Regulation  3
BCH 444R - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Methods  3
Physical and Biological Science Electives4  3
University Core and Electives  3
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
Physical and Biological Science Electives46  
University Core and Electives9  
BCH 494 - Seminar/Workshop  1
BCH 499 - Senior Thesis/Capstone5  1
Physical and Biological Science Electives4  6
University Core and Electives  7
Year Total: 15 15
Total Program Credits: 120

Instead of taking M 161Q students can choose to take a full year of calculus by taking M 165Q and M 166Q (Calculus for Technology I and II) or  M 171Q and M 172Q (Calculus I and II).  Note:  M 171Q, M 172Q, and M 273Q must be taken in order to take the full year of Physical Chemistry (CHMY 371, CHMY 372 and CHMY 373) in Junior year (see footnote 2).


Students should consider taking the full year of Physical Chemistry sequence (CHMY 371 and CHMY 372 in the fall and CHMY 373 in the spring) instead of the one-semester overview, particularly if planning to go to graduate school.  As noted in footnote 1, this sequence requires more calculus as prerequisite coursework.


Six (6) credits of  Undergraduate Research BCH 490R are tabulated.  Students are encouraged to fulfill additional credits of research


A minimum of 18 credits of physical and biological science electives are required.

BCH 499 (Senior Year) is required for majors who are writing a thesis for Departmental Honors consideration.

All students are encouraged to take a 200 level English writing course. Please note that this course would be in addition to the core requirement.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Acceptable Physical and Biological Sciences Electives Include

BIOB 375General Genetics3
BIOB 410Immunology3
BIOB 412Hybridomas2
BIOB 413Flow Cytometry1
BIOB 414Advanced Microscopy1
BIOB 415Adv Immunology Methods1
BIOB 420Evolution3
BIOB 425Adv Cell & Molecular Biology3
BIOB 428Molecular Evolution3
BIOB 430Plant Biotechnology3
BIOB 438Developmental Mechanisms3
BIOB 476RGene Construction4
BIOH 313Neurophysiology3
BIOH 323Human Developmental Biology4
BIOH 405Hematology3
BIOH 406Hematology Laboratory1
BIOH 411Adv Human Anatomy4
BIOH 422Genes and Cancer3
BIOH 425Sensory Neurophysiology3
BIOH 455Molecular Medicine3
BIOM 360General Microbiology5
BIOM 400Medical Microbiology3
BIOM 410Microbial Genetics3
BIOM 415Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution3
BIOM 421Concepts of Plant Pathology3
BIOM 430Applied and Environmental Microbiology4
BIOM 431Medical Bacteriology3
BIOM 432Med Bacteriology Lab2
BIOM 435Virology3
BIOM 441Eukaryotic Pathogens4
BIOM 450Microbial Physiology3
BIOM 452Soil & Envirnmntl Microbiology3
BIOM 455Research Mthds in Microbiology4
BIOO 310Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
BIOO 412Animal Physiology3
BIOO 433Plant Physiology3
BIOO 437Plant Development3
BIOO 458Plant Cell Physiology3
BIOO 460Plant Metabolism3
CHMY 401Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHMY 421Advanced Instrument Analysis3
EBIO 438Bioprocess Engin3
NUTR 421Macronutrient Metabolism3
NUTR 422Micronutrient Metabolism3