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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Of all areas of modern science, the disciplines at the interface of biology and chemistry are developing most rapidly. Advances in the related fields of biochemistry and molecular biology have an enormous potential for promoting human knowledge in such diverse fields as medicine and agriculture. Thus the departments of biology and chemistry offer a major in biochemistry and molecular biology to students wishing to enter this exciting area. This program provides excellent preparation for graduate study in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and related fields.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major (B.S.)
Course Descriptions

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major (B.S.)
(73 semester hours)

Required:
BIOL 112      (3)    Introduction to Cells
BIOL 113      (1)    Introductory Laboratory Techniques
BIOL 205      (3)    Genetics
BIOL 228      (4)    Microbiology
BIOL 342      (4)    Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 344      (2)    Experimental Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology
CHEM 131    (3)    General Chemistry
CHEM 141    (1)    General Chemistry Lab
CHEM 231    (3)    Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 232    (4)    Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 233    (1)    Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 234    (1)    Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 252    (4)    Introduction to Quantitative and Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 253    (1)    Introduction to Quantitative and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 321    (3)    Biochemistry I
CHEM 322    (3)    Biochemistry II
CHEM 331    (3)    Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
CHEM 332    (3)    Physical Chemistry: Kinetics and Thermodynamics
CHEM 341    (3)    Intermediate Laboratory I
CHEM 342    (3)    Intermediate Laboratory II
MATH 123    (4)    Calculus I
MATH 124    (3)    Calculus II
MATH 223    (3)    Calculus III
PHYS 171    (4)    General Physics I
PHYS 172    (3)    General Physics II

Senior Exercise:
Choose 1 of the following courses:
BIOL 351      (3)    Independent Research
CHEM 451    (3)    Senior Research


Course Descriptions

BIOL 112

| Introduction to Cells

BIOL 113

| Introductory Laboratory Techniques

BIOL 205

| Genetics

BIOL 228

| Microbiology

BIOL 342

| Cell and Molecular Biology

BIOL 344

| Experimental Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology

BIOL 351

| Independent Research

CHEM 131

| General Chemistry

CHEM 141

| General Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 231

| Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 232

| Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 233

| Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 234

| Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 252

| Introduction to Quantitative and Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 253

| Quantitative and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 321

| Biochemistry I

CHEM 322

| Biochemistry II

CHEM 331

| Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy

CHEM 332

| Physical Chemistry: Kinetics and Thermodynamics

CHEM 341

| Intermediate Laboratory I

CHEM 342

| Intermediate Laboratory II

CHEM 451

| Senior Research

MATH 123

| Calculus I

MATH 124

| Calculus II

MATH 223

| Calculus III

PHYS 171

| General Physics I

PHYS 172

| General Physics II