BSc Specialization in Biochemistry

Program Requirements

Specialization in Biochemisty (69 credits)

45credits from the Core Component for Biochemistry
18

credits:

CHEM 312 Intermediate Analytical Chemistry (3.00)
CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry IV: Organic Structure and Stereochemistry (3.00)
CHEM 335 Biophysical Chemistry (3.00)
CHEM 477 Advanced Laboratory in Biochemistry (3.00)
BIOL 367 Molecular Biology (3.00)
BIOL 466 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology (3.00)

Note: CHEM 477 or BIOL 466 plus a non‑biochemistry program elective can be replaced by CHEM 419 or CHEM 450.

6

credits of 400-level courses in the Biochemistry area chosen from:

CHEM 470 Environmental Biochemistry (3.00)
CHEM 471 Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism (3.00)
CHEM 472 Chemical Toxicology (3.00)
CHEM 474 Chemical Biology of Natural Products (3.00)
CHEM 475 Protein Engineering and Design (3.00)
CHEM 476 Structure and Function of Biomembranes (3.00)
CHEM 481 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3.00)

Students may also choose CHEM 498 when appropriate.

Three of these six credits may be replaced by a 400-level course in Chemistry or a 400-level course in Cell and Molecular Biology chosen from:

BIOL 443 Plant Molecular Genetics (3.00)
BIOL 461 Advanced Genetics (3.00)
BIOL 462 Immunology (3.00)
BIOL 463 Comparative Genomics and Genome Evolution (3.00)
BIOL 467 Advanced Cell Biology (3.00)
BIOL 468 Gene Structure (3.00)
BIOL 472 Virology (3.00)

Students may also choose BIOL 498 when appropriate.

Notes

  • Students in the specialization program must maintain a GPA of 2.00 or better in the core program, to be evaluated annually.
  • Students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements.

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