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  • B.S. Degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology with Emphasis in Biological Chemistry
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry

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  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.S. Degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Biological Chemistry (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    Core Requirements:
    Students must also complete an emphasis in either Biological Chemistry or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.
    Bioscience Core Requirements (23-24cr)
    BIOL 111/111L Cell Biology with lab (4cr) 
    BIOL 115/115L Organismal Biology with lab (4cr)
    BIOL 341/341L Genetics with lab (4cr) 
    BIOL 385/385L Molecular Biology with lab (4cr)
    Physiology Elective (choose 1)
       BIOL 347 Plant Physiology with lab (4cr) or
       BIOL 349 Human Physiology with lab (4cr) or
       BIOL 360 Cellular and Moelcular Physiology with lab (4cr)
    Restricted Biology Elective (Choose 1)
       BIOL 323 Human Anatomy with lab (4cr) or
       an additional physiology elective (BIOL 347 or BIOL 349 or BIOL 360, 4cr) or
       BIOL 350 Microbiology with lab (4cr) or
       BIOL 365 Developmental Biology with lab (4cr) or
       BIOL 430 Immunobiology (3cr)
    Chemistry Core Requirements (23cr)
    CHEM 150/150L General Chemistry I with lab (4cr) 
    CHEM 210/210L General Chemistry II with lab (4cr) 
    CHEM 350/355 Organic Chemistry I with lab (4cr) 
    CHEM 360/365 Organic Chemistry II with lab (4cr) 
    CHEM 400/405 Biochemistry I with lab (4cr) 
    CHEM 410 Biochemistry II (3cr) 
    BCBT Core Requirements (9cr)
    BCBT 120 Introduction to Biochemistry and Biotechnology Careers (1cr)
    BCBT 220 Survey of BCBT Research and Methodology (1cr)
    BCBT 360 Team-based BCBT Research (3cr)
    BCBT 460 BCBT Literature Review and Presentation (1cr)
    Biotechniques elective (Choose 1)
       BCBT 461 Nucleic Acids & Bioinformatics (3cr)
       BCBT 462 Cell Culture & Immunochemistry (3cr)
       BCBT 463 Proteomics & Advanced Chromatography (3cr)
    Related Core Requirements (12cr)
    MATH 261 Calculus I (4cr)
    Physics I elective (Choose 1)
       PHYS 160/160L College Physics I with lab (4cr) or
       PHYS 200/200L General Physics I with lab (4cr)
    Physics II elective (Choose 1)
       PHYS 161/161L College Physics II with lab (4cr) or
       PHYS 201/201L General Physics II with lab (4cr)
    TOTAL CORE REQUIREMENTS = 67-68cr

    Students must also complete an emphasis in either Biological Chemistry or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

    BIOL 111/BIOL 111L Cell Biology with lab (4)
    BIOL 115/BIOL 115L Organismal Biology with lab (4)
    BIOL 341/BIOL 341L Genetics with lab (4) 
    BIOL 385/BIOL 385L Molecular Biology with lab (4)
    CHEM 150/CHEM 150L General Chemistry I with lab (4)
    CHEM 210/CHEM 210L General Chemistry II with lab (4)
    CHEM 350/CHEM 355 Organic Chemistry I with lab (4)
    CHEM 360/CHEM 365 Organic Chemistry II with lab (4) 
    CHEM 400/CHEM 405 Biochemistry I with lab (4)
    CHEM 410 Biochemistry II (3)
    BCBT 120 Introduction to Biochemistry and Biotechnology Careers (1)
    BCBT 220 Survey of BCBT Research and Methodology (1)
    BCBT 360 Team-based BCBT Research (3)
    BCBT 460 BCBT Literature Review and Presentation (1)
    MATH 261 Calculus I (4)

    Physiology (choose one course)

    BIOL 347/BIOL 347L Plant Physiology with lab (4) or
    BIOL 349/BIOL 349L Human Physiology with lab (4) or
    BIOL 360/BIOL 360L Cellular and Molecular Physiology with lab (4)

    Biology (choose one course)

    BIOL 323/BIOL 323L Human Anatomy with lab (4) or
    an additional physiology elective (BIOL 347, BIOL 349, or BIOL 360) (4) or
    BIOL 350/350L Microbiology with lab (4) or
    BIOL 365/365L Developmental Biology with lab (4) or
    BIOL 430 Immunobiology (3)

    Biotechniques (choose one course)

    BCBT 461 Nucleic Acids & Bioinformatics (3) or
    BCBT 462 Cell Culture & Immunochemistry (3) or
    BCBT 463 Proteomics & Advanced Chromatography (3)

    Physics I (choose one course)

    PHYS 160 College Physics I with lab (4) or
    PHYS 200 General Physics I with lab (4)

    Physics II (choose one course)

    PHYS 161 College Physics II with lab (4) or
    PHYS 201 General Physics II with lab (4)


    Requirements

    CHEM 300 Inorganic Chemistry (3cr)
    CHEM 380 Analytical Chemistry with lab (4cr)
    CHEM 450/455 Physical Chemistry I with lab (4cr)
    BCBT 450 Biophysical Chemistry (3cr)
    BCBT 497 Senior Research Thesis (1cr)
    BCBT elective - at least 3 additional credits
       Additional Biotechnique elective (BCBT 461, BCBT 462, BCBT 463)
       BCBT Certificate course (BCBT 420, BCBT 425, BCBT 430, BCBT 435)
       Vaccinology Seminars (BCBT 210, BCBT 410)
       BCBT 397 BCBT Research
       Additional Restricted Biology Elective (BIOL 323, BIOL 347, BIOL 349, BIOL 350, BIOL 360, BIOL 365, BIOL 430)
       Open Chemistry elective (Any 300+ level CHEM course EXCEPT 304, 440)
    MATH 262 Calculus II (4cr)
    TOTAL BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS = 22cr

    CHEM 300 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
    CHEM 380 Analytical Chemistry with lab (4)
    CHEM 450/CHEM 455 Physical Chemistry I with lab (4)
    BCBT 450 Biophysical Chemistry (3)
    BCBT 497 Senior Research Thesis (1)
    MATH 262 Calculus II (4)


    Restricted Electives

    At least three additional credits of a BCBT restricted elective; at least three additional credits of a BIOL restricted elective; and one open Chemistry elective (Any 300+ level CHEM course EXCEPT 304, 440).

    BCBT 210 Introduction to Vaccinology Seminar (1)
    BCBT 397 BCBT Research (1-3)
    BCBT 410 Vaccinology Senior Seminar (1)
    BCBT 420 Introduction to Working in a Regulated BCBT Industry (4)
    BCBT 425 Introduction to Validation in the BCBT Industry (4)
    BCBT 430 Introduction to Quality Assurance and Control in BCBT Industry (4)
    BCBT 435 Ethics in the BCBT Industry (3)
    BCBT 461 Biotechniques: Nucleic Acids and Bioinformatics (3)
    BCBT 462 Cell Culture and Immunochemistry (3)

    BIOL 323/BIOL 323L Human Anatomy with lab (4)
    BIOL 347/BIOL 347L Plant Physiology with lab (4)
    BIOL 349/BIOL 349L Human Physiology with lab (4)
    BIOL 350/BIOL 350L Microbiology with lab (4)
    BIOL 360/BIOL 360L Cellular and Molecular Physiology with lab (4)
    BIOL 365/BIOL 365L Developmental Biology with lab (4)
    BIOL 430 Immunobiology (3)