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Biochemistry Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours: 72+

"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 221

Quantitative Analysis (4) PR: CHEM 112, CHEM 112L or HONS 154, HONS 154L or HONS 294, HONS 294L; CO: CHEM 221L

CHEM 221L

Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (0) CO: CHEM 221

 

 

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 341

Physical Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 221 and MATH 220; CO: CHEM 341L (MATH 221 is strongly recommended.)

CHEM 341L

Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1) CO: CHEM 341

 

 

CHEM 342

Physical Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 341, CHEM 341L; CO: CHEM 342L

CHEM 342L

Physical Chemistry 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: 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

CHEM 511

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3) PR or CO: CHEM 341, CHEM 341L and CHEM 342, CHEM 342L

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

Select 4 credit hours from the following Biology courses:

BIOL 305

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

AND

 

BIOL 305L

Genetics Lab (1) PR: BIOL 111 and 111L or HONS 151 and 151L and BIOL 112and 112L or HONS 152 and 152L; PR or CO: BIOL 211 and 211D,. BIOL 305 and MATH 250 or instructor permission for biochemistry majors

 

 

BIOL 310

General Microbiology (4) PR: BIOL 111 and 111L or HONS 151 and 151L and BIOL 112 and 112L or HONS 152 and 152L and BIOL 211 and 211D or CHEM 232 and 232L and CHEM 111 and 111L and CHEM 112 and 112L; PR or CO: BIOL 305 or CHEM 232 and 232L and MATH 250 or instructor permission for biochemistry majors

 

 

BIOL 313

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

AND

 

BIOL 313L

Cell Biology Laboratory (1) PR or CO: BIOL 313 and MATH 250 or instructor permission for biochemistry majors

 

 

BIOL 321

General and Comparative Physiology (4) PR: BIOL 111 and 111L or HONS 151 and 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

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 220

Calculus II (4) PR: MATH 120 or HONS 115

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