B.S. Degree in Biochemistry: Four Year Graduation Schedule

Credits Needed to Graduate

  • General Education: 21 credits
  • Writing: 6 credits (BCH 482 and BCH 486 satisfy advanced writing requirement)
  • Advanced Electives: 12 credits
  • Required Courses: 81 credits

Total credits: 120

First Year

Autumn

  • CHMY 141N: College Chemistry I  with Lab (5 credits)
  • M 171: Calculus I (4 credits)
  • BIOB 160/161: Principles of Living Systems with Lab (4 credits)
  • CSCI 100: Intro to Programming (SCI section) (3 credits)

Total Credits: 16

Spring

  • CHMY 144N: College Chemistry II with Lab (5 credits)
  • M 172: Calculus II (4 credits)
  • Writ 101 Composition* (3 credits)
  • General Education (3 credits)

Total credits: 16

*Students with last names A–L have priority for the course in the fall, M–Z have priority in spring.

Second Year

Autumn

  • CHMY 221: Organic Chemistry I with Lab (5 credits)
  • BIOB 260: Cellular and Molecular Biology (4 credits)
  • PHSX 215N: Fundamentals of Physics with Calc I (5 credits)
  • Intermediate Writing Course (May Fulfill a Gen. Ed. Area, too)** (3 credits)

Total credits: 15

**See approved General Education courses.

Spring

  • CHMY 224: Organic ChemistryII with Lab (5 credits)
  • BIOB 272: Genetics and Evolution (4 credits)
  • PHSX 218N: Fundamentals of Physics with Calc II (5 credits)
  • BCH 294: Introductory Biochemistry Seminar (1 credit)

Total credits: 15

Third Year

Autumn

  • BCH 480: Advanced Biochemistry I
  • CHMY 311: Analytical Chemistry-Quantitative Analysis
  • CHMY 373: Physical Chemistry-Kntcs &Thrmo
  • General Education

Total credits: 14

Spring

  • BCH 482: Advanced Biochemistry II (3 credits)
  • BCH 486: Biochemistry Research Lab (3 credits)
  • CHMY 421: Advanced Instrumental Analysis (4 credits)
  • General Education (6 credits)

Total credits: 16

Fourth Year

Autumn

  • CHMY 401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
  • General Education (6 credits)
  • Advanced Electives*** (6 credits)

Total credits: 15

***Double dip Gen Ed’s can increase the # of Advanced electives a student can take. See Courses that satisfy more than one Group.

Spring

  • BIOB 425 Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology (3 credits)
  • General Education (3 credits)
  • Advanced Electives*** (6 credits)

Total credits: 12