Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Biochemistry

A course planning guide for this major may be found  hereThe major course planning guides are not part of the official Undergraduate Bulletin, and are only updated periodically for use as an advising tool. The Undergraduate Bulletin supersedes any errors or omissions in the major course planning guides.  

FRESHMAN

FALL Credits
First Year Seminar 101 1
WRT 101 3
CHE 131/CHE 133 5
MAT 125 or MAT 131 3-4
SBC 3
   
Total 15-16
 
SPRING Credits
First Year Seminar 102 1
WRT 102  3
BIO 201 or BIO 202 3
CHE 132/CHE 134 5
MAT 126 or MAT 132 3-4
SBC  3
 Total  18-19
 
SOPHOMORE

FALL Credits
BIO 203 3
CHE 321 4
MAT 127 (if MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127 sequence taken) 3
BIO 204 2
SBC 3
 Total  15
 
SPRING Credits
BIO 201 or BIO 202  3
CHE 322  4
CHE 327 2
BIO 205 or BIO 207 2
SBC  3
 Total  14
 
JUNIOR

FALL Credits
BIO 361*  3
BIO elective**** or BIO 365 or 311***  2-3
PHY 121 4
BIO 458 0
SBC  3
SBC  3
 Total  15-16
 
SPRING Credits
BIO 362*  3 
BIO 320  3
PHY 122 4
BIO 459 0
SBC  3
BIO elective****  3
 Total  16
 
SENIOR

FALL Credits
CHE 301** 3
BIO 365 or BIO 311*** 2-3
SBC or BIO elective****
SBC
SBC 3
 Total 14-15
 
SPRING Credits
BIO 310 3
CHE 312** 3
BIO elective**** 3
SBC  3 
SBC  3
 Total 15 

 *BIO 361 and 362 should be taken in sequence.

**Physical Chemistry I (CHE 301) or Physical Chemistry (short course) (CHE 312) 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