Biochemistry B.S. - Health Professions

The Biochemistry Program is a joint program between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Division of Biological Sciences. Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary science that integrates chemistry and biology to understand the molecular basis of life. The program offers a B.S. in Biochemistry, a B.S. in Computational Biochemistry, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry & Biophysics. The Biochemistry Program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

A Health Professions option is offered within the B.S. in Biochemistry for students whose career goals are in fields related to biochemistry, particularly medical school. This option is designed so that students can complete all coursework necessary for the MCAT and other exams required for health-related professional schools by the end of their third year.

Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry; Health Professions Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 96

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Lower-Division Core

51

Biochemistry

Biology

General and Organic Chemistry

Physics

Mathematics

Upper-Division Core

32

Biochemistry

Microbiology

Biology - Human

Allied Health - Human Science

Analytical Chemistry

Advanced Electives

7

Social Science - Sociology and Psychology

6

Total Hours

96


Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 51 total credits required.

Biochemistry

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

BCH 294

Seminar/Workshop

1

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Biology

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

3

BIOB 161N

Prncpls of Living Systems Lab

1

BIOB 260

Cellular and Molecular Biology

4

BIOB 272

Genetics and Evolution

4

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

General and Organic Chemistry

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 141N
& CHMY 142N

College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab

5

CHMY 143N
& CHMY 144N

College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab

5

CHMY 221
& CHMY 222

Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab

5

CHMY 223
& CHMY 224

Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab

5

Total Hours

20

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PHSX 215N
& PHSX 216N

Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc

5

PHSX 217N
& PHSX 218N

Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc

5

Total Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 171

Calculus I

4

M 172

Calculus II

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 32 total credits required.

Biochemistry

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BCH 480

Advanced Biochemistry I

3

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

3

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Microbiology

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOM 360

General Microbiology (equiv to 260)

3

BIOM 361

General Microbiology Lab

2

Total Hours

5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Biology - Human

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOH 365
& BIOH 366

Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions I Laboratory

4

BIOH 370
& BIOH 371

Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions II Laboratory

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Allied Health - Health Science

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

AHHS 391

Special topics (Pre-Medical Science 101 Honors)

2

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Analytical Chemistry

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 311

Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis

4

CHMY 421

Advanced Instrument Analysis

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced Electives

Note: No more than 3 credits combined of BIOB 490, CHMY 490, CHMY 498 and BCH 490. No more than 3 credits combined of CHMY 397 and CHMY 494.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 7 credits from the following courses:

7

BCH 490

Undergraduate Research

BIOB 301

Developmental Biology

BIOB 375

General Genetics

BIOB 410

Immunology

BIOB 411

Immunology Laboratory

BIOB 425

Adv Cell & Molecular Biology

BIOB 486

Genomics

BIOB 490

Adv Undergrad Research

BIOH 405

Hematology

BIOH 462

Principles Medical Physiology

BIOM 410

Microbial Genetics

BIOM 411

Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab

BIOM 427

General Parasitology

BIOM 428

General Parasitology Lab

BIOM 435

Virology

CHMY 371

Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy

CHMY 373

Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs

CHMY 397

Teaching Chemistry

CHMY 401

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHMY 402

Advanced Inorganic Chem Lab

CHMY 442

Aquatic Chemistry

CHMY 465

Organic Spectroscopy

CHMY 466

FT-NMR Optn for Undrgrd Rsrch

CHMY 490

Undergraduate Research

CHMY 494

Seminar/Workshop

CHMY 498

Internship/Cooperative Educ

PHAR 421

Medicinal Chem I

PHAR 422

Medicinal Chem II

STAT 451

Statistical Methods I

Total Hours

7

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Social Science - Sociology and Psychology

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SOCI 101S

Introduction to Sociology

3

PSYX 100S

Intro to Psychology

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced College Writing Requirement

Rule: To complete the Advanced College Writing Requirement, Biochemistry students may take the following courses or any other stand-alone advanced writing course.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

3

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-