BS in Biochemistry

The major in Biochemistry is designed to meet the needs of students preparing for graduate study in biochemical sciences such as: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunochemistry and Toxicology, or professional careers in biochemical or life-science industries, hospitals or medical schools.

Recommended Course Schedule

Freshman Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 109 General Chemistry I 5
BIO 101 General Biology I 4.5
MTH 135 or
MTH 231
Pre-Calculus or
Calculus I
3 or
4
COL 150 Columba Seminar 4

Total

 

16.5-17.5


Freshman Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 110 General Chemistry II 5
BIO 102 General Biology II 4.5
MTH 231 or
MTH 232
Calculus I or
Calculus II
4
ENG 120 English Composition 3

Total

 

17.5


Sophomore Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 209 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 220 Organic Lab I 2
CHM 222 Analytical Chemistry 3
PHY 101 or 
College Core
General Physics I or
College Core
4 or
3
MTH 232 or
College Core
Calculus II or
College Core
4

Total

 

15-17


Sophomore Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 210 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 221 Organic Lab II 2
BIO 211 Genetics 5
PHY 102 or
College Core
General Physics II or
College Core
4 or 
3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

17-18


Junior Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 321 Biochemistry I 3
CHM 420 Biochemistry Lab 2
PHY 101 or 
College Core
General Physics I or
College Core
4 or
3
BIO 399 Cell Biology 3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

17-18


Junior Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 322 Biochemistry II 3
CS 201 Computer Science I 4
PHY 102 or 
College Core
General Physics II or
College Core
4 or
3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

16-17


Senior Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 450 Seminar 2
CHM 309 Physical Chemistry I 3
BIO 480 Molecular Biology 3
BIO 481 Molecular Biology Lab 2
CHM elective or
College Core
Chemistry elective or
College Core
3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

16


Senior Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 322 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHM 310 Physical Chemistry 3
CHM elective or
College Core
Chemistry elective or
College Core
3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

15


*PSY 201/202 or SOC 101/102 recommended as College Core for those interested in medicine/dentistry