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Biochemistry

Department: Chemistry

A designated POE for biochemistry requires replacing certain chemistry courses in the Chemistry POE with selected biology courses. Its structure is based on recommendations prepared by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CH 105 Organic Chemistry Concepts I 3   N  
CH 106 Organic Chemistry Concepts II 3 CH 105, minimum grade C N  
CH 116 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 Corequisite CH 106 N  
CH 118 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 CH 106 & CH 116 N  
CH 232 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry 4 CH 105 & CH 116 N  
CH 250 Analytical Chemistry 4 CH 232 N  
BI 189
or
CH 289
Biology Seminar I

Chemistry Seminar
1

1
  N

N
CW (starting 12/sp)


CH 305 Physical Chemistry I 3 PC 203 & MA 230 N  
CH 301 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology I 3 CH 250 & BI 207 N  
CH 416 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology III 3 CH/BI 301 & BI 316 or permission N  
BI 105 Biology Diversity & Ecology 3   N  
BI 121 Biology Lab I 1 Corequisite BI 105 N QS
BI 106 Structure & Function of Cells & Organisms 3 BI 105 & CH 105 N  
BI 122 Biology Lab II 1 BI 121 & BI 105 N  
BI 207 Dynamics of Biological Processes 4 BI 106, CH 106 & CH 232 N  
BI 307 Molecular Techniques 3 BI 207 N CW
BI 316 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology II 3 BI 207 & CH 301 N  
CH or BI 300 level Chemistry or Biology course (300 or above) 3 variable N  
MA 130 Calculus I 4   N QM
MA 230 Calculus II 4 MA 130 N QM
PC 202 Introductory Physics I 3 Corequisite PC 206 & MA 130 N QM
PC 206 Physics Laboratory I 1 Corequisite PC 200 , PC 202 or PC 204 N  
PC 203 Introductory Physics II 3 PC 202 & MA 130, corequisite PC 207 N QM
PC 207 Physics Lab II 1 Corequisite PC 203 or PC 207 N  
Total credit hours = 63 (18 upper level)
1 CW within the POE: BI-189, BI-307
Possible schedule for a POE in Biochemistry

Note: It is difficult to complete a Biochemistry POE with a delayed start due to Physical
Chemistry prerequistes and the progressive sequence of BMB I through BMB III.

Year Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Freshman EN 110, College Writing Seminar 4 CH 106, Organic Chemistry Concepts II 3
IT 100, Information Access 1 CH 116, Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
CH 105, Organic Chemistry Concepts I 3 BI 122, Biology Lab II 1
BI 105, Biology Diversity & Ecology 3 MA 130, Calculus I 4
BI 121, Biology I Lab 1 ##BI 189, Biology Seminar 1
Electives 3 Electives 6-7
15 16-17
Sophomore CH 118, Inorganic Chemistry Lab II 1 CH 250, Analytical Chemistry 4
CH 232, Introductory Inorganic Chemistry 4 BI 207, Dynamics of Biological Processes 4
##CH 289, Chemistry Seminar 1 PC 203, Intro. to Physics II 3
BI 106, Structure & Function of Cells & Organisms 3 PC 207, Intro. to Physics Lab II 1
MA 230, Calculus II 4 CA, IC or electives 3-4
PC 202, Intro Physics I 3    
PC 206, Physics Lab 1 1    
17 15-16
Junior (*may be spent abroad) CH 301, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology I 3 BI 307, Molecular Techniques 3
CH 305, Physical Chemistry I 3 BI 316, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology II 3
CA, IC or electives 9-10 CA, IC or electives 9-10
  15-16   15-16
Senior BI 416, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology III 3 *Upper-level Chemistry (could be research) 3
Upper level Chemistry or Biology (could be research) 3-4 Electives 12
Electives 9    
15-16 15

*Could be postponed a year
## Students can choose to take either BI 189, Biology Seminar in the spring of the freshman year or CH 289, Chemistry Seminar in the fall of the sophomore year.

Note: Biochemistry and related subjects can be studied at the Catholic University in Lille, France, or at the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany.

Calculus I and II might be taken in summer school to provide an opportunity for language preparation. Alternatively, language might be studied abroad during the summers prior to the junior year.

updated 04.12

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