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Sample Curriculum Biochemistry Track

 

Major in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Overview

The Biochemistry and Chemical Biology major tracks share fundamental core elements, but have a distinct set of foundational courses, track-specific electives, and laboratory requirements. All students are required to complete a set of basic science and mathematics courses. The major consists of 32 credit hours beyond these basic science and mathematics courses. All students complete 12 credit hours of core courses, 14 credit hours of either Biochemistry or Chemical Biology track, and 6 credit hours of general electives.

BCB Course Requirements 

I. Required Pre-Requisites

Biological Sciences
BSCI 1510 & 1510 L (Introduction to Biological Sciences) Fall (1st or 2nd)
BSCI 1511 & 1511l or 1512L Spring

Chemistry
CHEM 2221 & 2221L (Organic Chemistry) Fall (1st or 2nd)
CHEM 2222 &2222L Spring
PREQ: CHEM 1602

Physics
PHYS 1501 or 1601 and 1501L or 1601L Fall (3rd)
PHYS 1502 or 1602 and 1502L or 1602L Spring
*1600 courses are engineering
PREQ: MATH 1300 

Mathematics
MATH 1200 or 1300 (Single Variable Calculus) Fall (1st or 2nd)
MATH 1201 or 1301 Spring

II. Foundational Classes for all BCB students

BSCI 2520 Biochemistry [3] F / S (3rd)
PREQ: CHEM 2221 or 2221 and BSCI 1510 or CHBE 2150

CHEM 3310 Biophysical Chemistry [3] Spring (3rd/4th)
PREQ: PHYS 1501 or 1601 and MATH 1201 or 1301

CHEM 3710 Bioorganic Chemistry [3] Fall (3rd /4th)
PREQ: CHEM 2222 or 2212 (BSCI 1510 advised) 

BCB 4965 Advanced Integrated Lab [3] Fall (4th)
PRE or CoREQ: CHEM 3710 / BSCI 2520
Two semesters of BCB 4999 Honors can be used to replace BCB 4965

III. General Electives [6 credits]

General Elective 1 [3]

General Elective 2 [3]
(a second semester of BCB 3201 can be used to replace one General Elective)

IV. Biochemistry Track

REQUIRED: [6]

BSCI 4265 Biochemistry II [3] Spring (3rd or 4th)
PREQ: CHEM 2221 & BSCI 2520

BCB 3201 Independent Laboratory Research [2] F/S
PREQ: CHEM 1602 & BSCI 1510

CHOOSE 3: [9]

BSCI 2201 Introduction to Cell Biology [3] Spring
PREQ: CHEM 2221 & BSCI 1510 

BSCI 2210 Principles of Genetics [3] F/S
PREQ: BSCI 1511

CHEM 2100 Analytical Chemistry [3] Fall (2nd or 3rd)
*lab not required
PREQ Advised: CHEM 1602 

CHEM 4720 Drug Design & Development [3] Spring (3rd or 4th)
PREQ: BSCI 2520 or CHEM 3710 

BCB 4320 Advanced Chemical Biology [3] Spring (4th)
PREQ: CHEM 3710 

V. Chemical Biology Track

REQUIRED: [5]

BCB 2101 Chemical Biology Focus [1] Fall (3rd or 4th)
*offered every other year
PREQ: CHEM 2221 & BSCI 1510

CHEM 2100 Analytical Chemistry [3] Fall (2nd or 3rd)
CHEM 2100L Analytical Chemistry Lab [1]
PREQ Advised: CHEM 1602

CHOOSE 2: [6]

BCB 4320 Advanced Chemical Biology [3] Spring (4th)

BSCI 4265 Biochemistry II [3] Spring (3rd or 4th)

CHEM 4720 Drug Design & Development [3] Spring (3rd or 4th)

CHOOSE 1: [3] 

BCB 4966 Advanced Integrated Lab [3] Spring (4th)
PREQ: BCB 4965 or instructor permission 

BCB 3201 Independent Laboratory Research [3] F/S