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

Credits Needed to Graduate

Students completing this curriculum are eligible for a minor in Computer Science and a Certificate in Bioinformatics.

  • General Education: 18 credits (Ethics Gen Ed satisfied by CSCI 315E)
  • Writing: 6 credits (BCH 482/486 satisfy advanced writing requirement)
  • Advanced CS Elective: 3 credits
  • Advanced Science Elective: 6 credits
  • Required Courses: 87 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 135: Fund of Computer Science I (3 credits)

Total credits: 16

Spring

  • CHMY 144N: College Chemistry II with lab (5 credits)
  • M 172: Calculus II (4 credits)
  • CSCI 136: Fund of Computer Science II (3 credits)
  • Writ 101: Composition* (3 credits)

Total credits: 15

*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)
  • PHSX 215N: Fundamentals of Physics I with Calc (5 credits)
  • CSCI 232: Data Structures and Algorithms (4 credits)
  • Intermediate Writing Course (May Fulfill a Gen. Ed. Area, too)** (3 credits)

Total credits: 17

**See approved Writing courses.

Spring

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

Total credits: 15

Third Year

Autumn

  • BCH 480: Advanced Biochemistry I (3 credits)
  • BIOB 486: Genomics (3 credits)
  • CSCI 451: Computational Biology (3 credits)
  • CHMY 373: Physical Chemistry-Kntcs &Thrmo (4 credits)
  • CSCI 315E: Computers, Ethics and Society (3 credits)

Total credits: 16

Spring

  • BCH 482: Advanced Biochemistry II (3 credits)
  • BCH 486: Biochemistry Research Lab (3 credits)
  • General Education (9 credits)

Total credits: 15

Fourth Year

Autumn

  • CHMY 311: Analytical Chemistry-Quantitative Analysis (4 credits)
  • Advanced Science Elective ( approved Chem/Biochem/Bio)*** (6 credits)
  • General Education (3 credits)

Total credits: 13

Spring

  • CHMY 421: Advanced Instrumental Analysis (4 credits)
  • Advanced Computer Science Elective*** (3 credits)
  • General Education (6 credits)

Total credits: 13

***CSCI 332 - Design/Analysis of Algorithms; CSCI 340 - Database Design ; CSCI 447 - Machine Learning; CSCI 444 - Data Visualization; CSCI 464 - Applications Mining Big Data (others, as approved by Advisor).

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