Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Biochemistry

 
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/PHY 123 4
BIO 458 0
SBC  3
SBC  3
 Total  15-16
 
SPRING Credits
BIO 362*  3 
BIO 320  3
PHY 122/PHY 124 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