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Biochemistry Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours: 75+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

CHEM 111

Principles of Chemistry (3) PR: MATH 111 or equivalent; CO: CHEM 111L

CHEM 111L

Principles of Chemistry Lab (1) CO: CHEM 111

 

 

CHEM 112

Principles of Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 111, CHEM 111L or HONS 153, HONS 153L or HONS 191, HONS 191L; CO: CHEM 112L

CHEM 112L

Principles of Chemistry Lab (1) CO: CHEM 112

 

 

CHEM 220

Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 112, CHEM 112L or HONS 154, HONS 154L or HONS 294, HONS 294L; CO: CHEM 220L

CHEM 220L

Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2) CO: CHEM 220

 

 

CHEM 231

Organic Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 112, CHEM 112L or HONS 154, HONS 154L; CO: CHEM 231L

CHEM 231L

Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory Techniques (1) CO: CHEM 231

 

 

CHEM 232

Organic Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 231, CHEM 231L; CO: CHEM 232L

CHEM 232L

Organic Synthesis and Analysis (1) CO: CHEM 232

 

 

CHEM 311

Inorganic Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 232, CHEM 232L

 

 

CHEM 341

Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics (3) PR: CHEM 220, CHEM 220L, MATH 229; CO: CHEM 341L

CHEM 341L

Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics Laboratory (1) CO: CHEM 341

 

 

CHEM 342

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (3) PR: CHEM 220, CHEM 220L, MATH 229 CO: CHEM 342L

CHEM 342L

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy Laboratory (1) CO: CHEM 342

 

 

CHEM 351

Biochemistry (3) PR: CHEM 232, CHEM 232L

CHEM 352

Biochemistry II (3) PR: CHEM 351

CHEM 354L

Biochemistry Lab (1) PR or CO: CHEM 351

 

 

CHEM 490

Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar (1) PR: Junior or senior standing

CHEM 492

Senior Seminar (1) PR: CHEM 341 and senior standing

Select two of the following courses for a minimum of three lab credit hours:

CHEM 312L

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1) CO: CHEM 311

CHEM 355

Research Methods in Biochemistry (2) PR: CHEM 354L

CHEM 371

Chemical Synthesis Character (3) PR: CHEM 220, CHEM 220L, CHEM 232, CHEM 232L

CHEM 481

Introductory Research (2) PR: Instructor permission

CHEM 482

Introductory Research II (2) PR: Instructor permission

CHEM 421L

Instrumental Lab (1) CO: CHEM 421

CHEM 422L

Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (1) CO or PR: CHEM 422

Select one course from the following:

CHEM 353

Chemical Biology (3) PR: CHEM 351

CHEM 356

Biochemical Basis of Disease (2) PR: CHEM 351

CHEM 421

Instrumental Methods of Analysis (3) PR: CHEM 220, CHEM 220L; CO: CHEM 421L

CHEM 422

Environmental Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 220, CHEM 220L

CHEM 431

Advanced Organic Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 232, CHEM 232L

Biology Requirement

BIOL 111

Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3) PR: None; CO: BIOL 111L

BIOL 111L

Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (1) CO: BIOL 111

OR

 

HONS 151

Honors Biology I (3) PR: None; CO: HONS 151L

HONS 151L

Honors Biology I Lab (1) CO: HONS 151

 

 

BIOL 112

Evolution, Form, and Function of Organisms (3) PR: BIOL 111 and 111L; CO: BIOL 112L

BIOL 112L

Evolution, Form, and Function of Organisms Lab (1) CO: BIOL 112

OR

 

HONS 152

Honors Biology II (3) PR: HONS 151 and 151L; CO: HONS 152L

HONS 152L

Honors Biology II Lab (1) CO: HONS 152

 

 

BIOL 312

Molecular Biology (3) PR: BIOL 111 and 111L or HONS 151and 151L and BIOL 112 and 112L or HONS 152 and 152L; BIOL 211 and 211D and BIOL 305 or CHEM 232 and 232L; and CHEM 111 and 111L and CHEM 112 and 112L; PR or CO: MATH 250 or instructor permission for biochemistry majors

BIOL 312L

Molecular Biology Laboratory (1) PR or CO: BIOL 312 and MATH 250 or instructor permission for biochemistry majors

Physics Requirement

PHYS 111

General Physics I (3) PR or CO: MATH 120 or equivalent or instructor permission; CO: PHYS 111L

PHYS 111L

General Physics I Lab (1) CO: PHYS 111 or instructor permission

 

 

PHYS 112

General Physics II (3) PR: PHYS 111 and 111L or HONS 157 and 157L; PR or CO: MATH 220 or equivalent or instructor permission; CO: PHYS 112L

PHYS 112L

General Physics II Lab (1) CO: PHYS 112 or instructor permission

Mathematics Requirement

MATH 120

Introductory Calculus (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 111 or placement

MATH 229

Vector Calculus with Chemical Applications (5) PR: Placement or C- or better in MATH 120 or HONS 115

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