Four Year Plan

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.S. provides training in both biochemistry and molecular biology, which are centered on the molecular events that take place in living cells. The sciences of biochemistry and molecular biology bring together the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and microbiology as they describe how molecules important to life carry out their functions within cells.

Suggested Four Year Plan 

First Year, First Semester

  • CHEM 121--General Chemistry I OR CHEM 201--General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers I, 4 credits
  • MATH 181--Calculus I, 4 credits
  • ENG 101--Composition I, 3 credits
  • Fine Arts (3 credits), 3 credits
  • BCH 110-- Success Strategies in Biochemistry, 2 credits

First Year, Second Semester

  • CHEM 122--General Chemistry II OR CHEM 202--General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II, 4 credits
  • MATH 182--Calculus II, 4 credits
  • ENG 102--Composition II, 3 credits
  • BCH 121--Current Issues in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1 credit
  • BIOL 190--Intro cell and molecular biology, 3 credits

Second Year, First Semester

  • BIOL 191--Introduction to Organismal Biology, 3 credits
  • CHEM 341--Organic Chemistry for Scientists and Professionals I, 3 credits
  • PHYS 151R--General Physics I and Lab, 4 credits
  • APST 270--Introduction to Statistical Methods, 4 credits
  • Elective, 1 credit

Second Year, Second Semester

  • BIOL 300--Principles of Genetics, 3 credits
  • BCH 303--Biochemical Analysis, 3 credits
  • CH 201--Ancient Medieval Cultures, 3 credits
  • CHEM 342--Organic Chemistry for Scientists and Professionals II, 3 credits
  • PHYS 152R--General Physics II and Lab, 4 credits

Third Year, First Semester

  • BCH 400--Introductory Biochemistry, 4 credits
  • BCH 403--Biochemistry Laboratory, 2 credits
  • CH 202--The Modern World, 3 credits , 3 credits
  • CHEM 345--Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 2 credits
  • CHEM 425--Biophysical Chemistry, 3 credits

Third Year, Second Semester

  • BCH 405--Molecular Biology, 3 credits
  • BCH 406--Molecular Biology Laboratory, 3 credits
  • CH 203--American Experience and Constitutional Change, 3 credits
  • BIOL 315R--Cell Biology, 3 credits
  • Elective, 3 credits

Fourth Year, First Semester

  • Any Capstone class outside of your major, 3 credits
  • BCH 407--Senior Thesis I, 3 credits
  • BCH 417--Metabolic Regulation, 3 credits
  • BCH 420--Proseminar, 1 credit
  • Core Curriculum Social Science, 3 credits
  • Elective, 2 credits

Fourth Year, Second Semester

  • BCH 408--Senior Thesis II (Capstone course), 3 credits
  • BCH 421--Proseminar, 1 credit
  • BCH 413--Molecular Biophysics, 3 credits
  • Core Curriculum Diversity course, 3 credits
  • Biological Science elective: Upper division Biol, Chem or BCH (NOT BIOL 395) , 3 credits