Biochemistry Major (B.S.)

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 26
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 31
DIV Diversity 40
Major Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I (and lab)4
BIO 192General Biology II (and lab)4
BIO 218Cell and Molecular Biology (and lab)4
BIO 418Advanced Molecular Biology (and lab)4
CHM 151
151L
Chemical Principles I
and Chemical Principles I Laboratory
4
CHM 152
152L
Chemical Principles II
and Chemical Principles II Lab
4
CHM 223
223L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CHM 224
224L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CHM 280Information in Chemistry and Physical Sciences1
or BIO 380 Information in the Biological Sciences
CHM 311Analytical Chemistry4
CHM 327
CHM 331
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 460Biochemistry I3
CHM 461Biochemistry II3
CHM 462Biochemistry Laboratory2
Select two additional courses from among the following:6-8
Genetics (and lab)
Developmental Biology (and lab)
Histology
Microbiology (and lab)
Parasitology
Introduction to Neurobiology (and lab)
Independent Study in Biology & Environmental Systems
Virology
Toxicology
Immunology
Pathogenic Microbiology (and lab)
Bioinformatics (and lab)
Mammalian Physiology
Stem Cell Biology
Seminar: Biology of Cancer
Seminar: Endocrine Disruptors
Seminar: Current Issues in Genetics
Research in Bio & Environmental Systems (minimum 3 credits total)
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Research in Chemistry (minimum 3 credits total)
Major Support Requirements
PHY 105General Physics Scientists/Engineers I (preferred)3
or PHY 101 Non-Calculus General Physics I
PHY 106General Physics Scientists/Engineers II (preferred)3
or PHY 102 Non-Calculus General Physics II
PHY 103General Physics Laboratory1
PHY 104General Physics Laboratory1
MTH 145Calculus I4
MTH 146Calculus II4
MTH 111Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)4
Electives
Free Electives12
Total Credit Hours133-135
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

 Typical number of credits to fulfill requirement.  However, students may also fulfill this requirement with a semester of study abroad or by demonstrating intermediate language proficiency in an examination accepted by the Department of Foreign Languages.

3

 Students may fulfill this requirement by taking any approved 3-credit course in the appreciation or creation of visual, creative or performing arts; by taking any college course with a "VPA" designation, indicating that it includes 1-credit worth of VPA content; or, by taking an approved 1-credit independent study or special topics in performance or appreciation.

4

While this is a non-credit-bearing requirement, all students must take one course listed with a "DIV" designation from the list of such courses offered throughout the College.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
BIO 191 General Biology I (and lab) 4
CHM 151
151L
Chemical Principles I
and Chemical Principles I Laboratory
4
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
BIO 192 General Biology II (and lab) 4
CHM 152
152L
Chemical Principles II
and Chemical Principles II Lab
4
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
First Semester
BIO 218 Cell and Molecular Biology (and lab) 4
CHM 223
223L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
4
PHY 105
General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
or Non-Calculus General Physics I
3
PHY 103 General Physics Laboratory 1
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CHM 224
224L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CHM 280 Information in Chemistry and Physical Sciences 1
PHY 106
General Physics Scientists/Engineers II
or Non-Calculus General Physics II
3
PHY 104 General Physics Laboratory 1
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
First Semester
CHM 327
CHM 331
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 460 Biochemistry I 3
BIO/CHM Elective 3-4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Social Science 3
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
BIO 418 Advanced Molecular Biology 4
CHM 461 Biochemistry II 3
Religion 3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 1
DIV Diversity 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
First Semester
CHM 311 Analytical Chemistry 4
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Theology 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CHM 462 Biochemistry Laboratory 2
BIO/CHM Elective 3-4
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours17-18
 Total Credit Hours133-135

Note: Courses may be offered in semesters other than indicated.