B.S in Biochemistry

B.S in Biochemistry


Subash Jonnalagadda

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The B.S. Degree in Biochemistry, an interdisciplinary program, is designed to prepare students for a career in biochemistry or graduate studies. Completion of the degree requirements can also increase a student's chances of success in medical, dental or other related health programs by helping students develop a strong academic foundation needed for success in such professional schools. The program combines the value of a liberal education with appropriate classroom and laboratory training in chemistry, biology, math and physics. The focus is on a molecular approach to studying living systems. The biochemistry major can choose to specialize in related areas of chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or structural biology, pre-med, allied health sciences or biomedical sciences by a careful selection of elective courses. The emphasis in all courses is on the acquisition of a solid knowledge base combined with hands-on laboratory work using modern equipment. Each student is expected to carry out a laboratory-based research project.

Required Courses:

PHIL09.369 Philosophy of Science-WI
MATH01.130 Calculus I
MATH01.131 Calculus II
CS01.104 Intro to Scientific Programming or CS01.200 Computing Environments or CS01.102 Intro to Programming
PHYS00.220 Introductory Mechanics
PHYS00.222 Introductory Electricity & Magnetism
CHEM06.100 Chemistry I and CHEM06.101 Chemistry II or CHEM06.105 Advanced Chemistry I and CHEM06.106 Advanced Chemistry II
CHEM07.200 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM07.201 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM07.348 Biochemistry
CHEM09.250 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM08.305 Introduction to Biophysical Chemistry
BIOL01.203 Biology 3
CHEM07.408 Advanced Biochemistry
CHEM07.409 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory
CHEM05.440 Research I or CHEM05.435 Co-op
CHEM05.450 Seminar I


List of Approved Restricted Electives:

CHEM07.410 Medicinal Chemistry
CHEM09.410 Instrumental Methods (Lecture and Lab)
CHEM06.300 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM06.301 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM06.400 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lecture
CHEM06.401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM08.401 Physical Chemistry II (Lecture)
CHEM07.470 Organic Spectroscopic Analysis (Lecture and Lab)
CHEM07.431 Advanced topics in Biochemistry
CHEM07.405 Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
CHEM05.430 Advanced Topics in Chemistry
CHEM07.357 Chemical Biology
CHEM07.492 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
CHEM08.410 Survey of Molecular Modelling Methods
CHEM07.399 Bioinformatics - Biochemical Applications
CHEM09.300 Environmental Chemistry
CHEM09.411 Electrochemistry
CHEM09.420 Supramolecular Chemistry
BIOL11.330 Microbiology
BIOL01.430 Immunology
BIOL22.335 Genetics
BIOL01.430 Cell Biology
BIOL01.428 Developmental Biology
BIOL22.410 Concepts in Human Genetics
BIOL22.450 Molecular Genetics


Free Electives:

Chosen with the help of advisor and with consideration for future educational and career plans.