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Dr. Luke Burke
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Dr. Georgia Arbuckle-Keil
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Mrs. Mary R. Craig
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Biochemistry Requirements

Courses

50:160:115    (3)    Chemical Principles I
50:160:125    (1)    Chemical Principles Lab I
50:160:116    (3)    Chemical Principles II
50:160:126    (1)    Chemical Principles Lab II
50:160:335    (4)    Organic Chemistry I
50:160:339    (1)    Organic Chemistry Lab I
50:160:336    (4)    Organic Chemistry II
50:160:340    (1)    Organic Chemistry Lab II
50:160:326    (3)    Instrumental Analysis
50:160:330    (1)    Instrumental Analysis Lab
50:160:345    (3)    Physical Chemistry I
50:160:347    (1)    Physical Chemistry Lab I
50:160:346    (3)    Physical Chemistry II
50:160:348     (1)    Physical Chemistry Lab II       
50:160:491 or 492 (1)   Competence in Chem (Exit exam)
50:115:403    (3)     General Biochemistry I
50:115:407    (1)     General Biochemistry Lab I
50:115:404    (3)    General Biochemistry II
50:115:408    (1)     General Biochemistry Lab II

Either: Two Chemistry courses from:
50:160:343    (3)    Structure and Bonding
50:160:435    (3)     Advanced Organic Chemistry I
56:160:509    (3)    Mechanism in Organic Chemistry I
56:160:510    (3)    Mechanism in Organic Chemistry II

or: One Chemistry course (from above) and one Biology course from

50:120:307     (3)     Genetics
50:120:338     (3)     Immunology and Serology
50:120:341     (3)     General Physiology
50:120:480     (3)     Recombinant DNA technology
(Accompanying lab courses are recommended but not required)
                              
(45 Biochem credits)

Outside of Department
50:120:101    (3)    General Biology I
50:120:107    (1)    General Biology Lab I
50:120:102    (4)     General Biology II
50:120:305    (3)    Molecular Biology
50:640:121    (4)    Unified Calculus I
50:640:122    (4)    Unified Calculus II
50:750:131    (3)     Elements of Physics I
50:750:133    (1)    Elements of Physics Lab I
50:750:132    (3)    Elements of Physics II
50:750:134    (1)    Elements of Physics Lab II        (27 credits)
(50:750:131-134 can be substituted by 50:750:203-206, but the 131-134 sequence is preferred)
               
(45 + 27 = 72 credits )               

Notes
1) You are only allowed one D grade in your Chem/Biochem lecture courses. The rest must be C or better.

2) We are currently not offering the Biochem II lab, and this can be substituted by one of the following:
Mol Bio lab; Genetics lab; Gen Phys lab; Research credit; something else PRIOR approved by the Chair.

3) A typical sequence of classes is:

Fall Freshman year:
Chemical principles I (with lab)
Unified Calculus I
General Biology I (with lab)

Spring Freshman year:
Chemical principles II (with lab)
Unified Calculus II
General Biology II (with lab)

Fall Sophomore year:
Organic Chemistry I (with lab)
Unified Calculus III**
Physics I (with lab)

Spring Sophomore year:
Organic Chemistry II (with lab)
Physics II (with lab)

Fall Junior Year:
Physical Chemistry I (with lab)
General Biochemistry I (with lab)

Spring Junior Year:
Physical Chemistry II (with lab)

Fall Senior Year:
Chemistry Seminar / Exit Exam
Molecular Biology (with lab)
Biology/Chemistry elective

Spring Senior Year:
Instrumental Analysis (with lab)
Chemistry elective

**VERY highly recommended before taking Physical Chemistry, but not required.