May 20, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022

Chemistry and Physics, Biochemistry Option (Non-Teaching), B.S.


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This interdisciplinary program offers students a mix of coursework grounded in both chemistry and biology. This curriculum is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in biochemistry or other biomedical sciences or a professional degree in medicine, pharmacy and other, or work as laboratory biochemists. The program explores the chemical processes and reactions taking place within living organisms at the molecular level by giving emphasis on molecular approach to the study of biological processes.

Goals

To provide:

  1. A thorough knowledge of chemical processes and reactions taking place within living organisms at the molecular level for those majors or minors in biochemistry;
  2. The necessary course work, content, and laboratory experience to adequately prepare students for graduate or professional schools;
  3. The necessary course work, content, and laboratory experience to prepare students for careers as professional biochemists;
  4. An introduction to modern chemical laboratory methods and instrumentation; and
  5. Present students with opportunities to engage in biochemical research or other self-directed projects.

Note


Sixteen (16) hours in Biology are required that includes BIOL 1455 - Principles of Biology (ACTS BIOL 1014) , BIOL 1456 - Principles of Biology II , BIOL 3480 - Cell Biology  and one other 4.0 credit hour course which can be Biology BIOL 3440 , BIOL 3460 , BIOL 3470  or BIOL 3490 .

Mathematics requirements are MATH 2510 - Calculus I . Students entering without the proper background (a minimum score of 20 in mathematics section of ACT and grades of B or better in Algebra II, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus in High School) would be required to take MATH 1330 - College Algebra (ACTS MATH 1103)  and MATH 1340 - College Trigonometry (ACTS MATH 1203)  before beginning calculus.

Physics requirements are General Physics I and (2110 , 2310 , 2120  and 2320 ). At least six semester hours of computer science courses must be taken. CPSC 2322 - Special Topics/Visual Basic  must be included among these hours.

At least six hours of a foreign language must be taken.

Suggested Course Sequence


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 14-15

Total Hours: 120


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