Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Biochemistry

 

Freshman Fall Credits Spring Credits
First Year Seminar 101 1 First Year Seminar 102 1
D.E.C. A 3 D.E.C. A 3
CHE 131 4 BIO 201 or BIO 202 3
CHE 133 1 CHE 132 4
MAT 125 or MAT 131       3-4 CHE 134 1
D.E.C. 3 MAT 126 or MAT 132        3-4
    D.E.C. 3
Total  15-16 Total   18-19
       
Sophomore Fall Credits Spring Credits
BIO 203 3 BIO 201 or BIO 202 3
CHE 321 4 CHE 326 4
MAT 127 (if MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127 sequence taken) 3 CHE 327 2
BIO 204 2 BIO 205 or BIO 207 2
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
Total 15 Total 14
       
Junior Fall Credits Spring Credits
BIO 361* 3 BIO 362* 3
BIO elective**** or BIO 365 or 311***       2-3 BIO 320 3
PHY 121/PHY 123 4 PHY 122/PHY 124 4
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
D.E.C. 3 BIO elective**** 3
Total  15-16 Total 16
       
Senior Fall Credits Spring Credits
CHE 301** 3 BIO 310 3
BIO 365 or BIO 311***      2-3 CHE 312** 3
D.E.C. 3 BIO elective**** 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
D.E.C. or BIO elective**** 3 D.E.C. or Elective 3
Total   14-15 Total 15

 

*BIO 361 and 362 should be taken in sequence.

**Physical Chemistry I (CHE 301) or Physical Chemistry (short course) (CHE312) may be taken to fulfill the one semester Biochemistry Major physical chemistry requirement. CHE 301 is offered only in the fall; CHE 312 is offered only in the spring.

***BIO 365 is 2 credits; BIO 311 is 3 credits

****BIO electives for the major must be chosen from the approved list. Electives not on the list must be approved by a Biochemistry advisor