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Major in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Sample Curriculum Biochemistry Track

Sample Curriculum Chemical Biology 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.

Required Math and Science Courses for Both Tracks (38 credit hours)

Biological Sciences – BSCI 1510, 1511, 1510L, and either 1511L or 1512L [8]
Chemistry – CHEM 2221 or 2211; CHEM 2222 or 2212; and CHEM 2221L and 2222L [8]
Mathematics – MATH 1200 or 1300 and MATH 1201 or 1301 [6 or 8]
Physics – PHYS 1501 or 1601; PHYS 1502 or 1602; PHYS 1501L or 1601L; and PHYS 1502L or 1602L [8]

Fundamental Biochemistry & Chemical Biology Courses for all Tracks (12 credit hours)

BSCI 2520 Biochemistry I [3]
CHEM 3310 Biophysical Chemistry [3]
CHEM 3710 Chemical Biology I [3]
BCB 4965 Advanced Integrated Laboratory [3]

Tracks (14 credit hours)

Biochemistry Track
     Biochemical Foundations (3 credit hours)
         
BSCI 4265 Biochemistry II [3]

     Biochemistry Electives (9 credit hours)
         
BCB 4320 Advanced Chemical Biology [3]
          BSCI 2201 Introduction to Cell Biology [3]
          BSCI 2210 Principles of Genetics [3]
          CHEM 2100 Analytical Chemistry [3]
          CHEM 4720 Drug Design and Development [3]

     Laboratory (2 credit hours)
         
BCB 3201 Independent Research [2-6]

Chemical Biology Track
     Chemical Biology Foundations (5 credit hours)
         
BCB 2101 Chemical Biology Focus [1]
          CHEM 2100 and 2100L Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory [4]

     Chemical Biology Electives (6 credit hours)
         
BCB 4320 Advanced Chemical Biology [3]
          BSCI 4265 Biochemistry II [3]
          CHEM 4720 Drug Design and Development [3]

     Chemical Biology Laboratory Electives (3 credit hours)
         
BCB 3201 Independent Research [3]
          BCB 4966 Advanced Integrated Laboratory [3]

General Electives (6 credit hours)

BCB 3101 Special Topics in Chemical Biology [3]
BCB 4320 Advanced Chemical Biology [3]
BME 2200 Biomedical Materials [3]
BME 3000 Physiological Transport [3]
BME 4400 Foundations of Medical Imaging [3]
BME 4410 Biological Basis of Imaging [3]
BME 4500 Bionanotechnology [3]
BSCI 2201 Introduction to Cell Biology [3]
BSCI 2210 Principles of Genetics [3]
BSCI 3230 Biological Clocks [3]
BSCI 3234 Microbiology [3]
BSCI 3243 Genetics of Disease [3]
BSCI 3245 Biology of Cancer [3]
BSCI 3247 Molecular Evolution [3]
BSCI 3252 Cellular Neurobiology [3]
BSCI 3256 Molecules of the Brain [3]
BSCI 3270 Statistical Methods in Biology [3]
BSCI 4265 Biochemistry II [3]
BSCI 4266 Advanced Molecular Genetics [3]
BSCI 4274 Proteins [3]
CHEM 2100 Analytical Chemistry [3]
CHEM 3020 Bioinorganic Chemistry [3]
CHEM 3220 Macromolecular Chemistry [3]
CHEM 3300 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mech, Spectroscopy and Kinetics [3]
CHEM 3310 Biophysical Chemistry: Thermodynamics in Chem. and Biol. [3]
CHEM 4230 Physical Organic Chemistry [3]
CHEM 4720 Drug Design and Development [3]
BCB 4966 Advanced Integrated Laboratory [3]
CS 1101 Programming and Problem Solving [3]
CS 1103 Introductory Programming for Engineers and Scientists [3]
CS 2204 Program Design and Data Structures for Scientific Computing [3]
NSC 2201 Neuroscience [3]
NSC 3260 Psychopharmacology [3]
NSC 3269 Developmental Neuroscience [3]
NSC 3274 Neuroanatomy [3]
NSC 3891 Special Topics in Cellular and Mo
lecular Neuroscience [3]
NSC 4961 Integrative Neuroscience [3]