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B.S. Degree in Biochemistry & Biotechnology {19-20}

B.S. Degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Description
To receive the B.S. Degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program and complete one of two emphases. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of experimental and theoretical biochemistry, molecular biology, and biotechnology.
  • Demonstrate skills in analytical thinking, problem solving and application of scientific methods to experimental data.
  • Demonstrate skills in laboratory operations including techniques, instrumentation, experimental design, interpretation and reporting of experimental results.
  • Demonstrate ability to design and conduct biochemical research projects.
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.

Core Requirements ( 67 credits )

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/BIOL 350L Microbiology with lab (4) or
BIOL 365/BIOL 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)

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

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Emphasis in Biological Chemistry

Program Requirements ( 18 credits )

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

Restricted Electives ( 3 credits )

At least three additional credits of a restricted elective from the list below

BCBT 397 BCBT Research (1)
BCBT 461 Biotechniques: Nucleic Acids and Bioinformatics (3)
BCBT 462 Cell Culture and Immunochemistry (3)
BCBT 463 Proteomics and Advanced Chromatography (3)

BIOL 275 Quantitative Biology (4)
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)
BIOL 430L Immunobiology Lab (1)

CHEM 397 Undergraduate Research (1)
CHEM 420 Inorganic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 425 Inorganic Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHEM 460 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry & Kinetics (3)
CHEM 465 Physical Chemistry Lab (1)
CHEM 469 Internship (1-12)
CHEM 480 Analytical Chemistry II (4)
CHEM 498 Senior Seminar (1)


Emphasis in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Program Requirements ( 13 credits )

Chemistry (choose one)
CHEM 300 Inorganic Chemistry (3) or
CHEM 380 Analytical Chemistry with lab (4)

Physical Chemistry (choose one)
CHEM 450 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics (3) or
BCBT 450 Biophysical Chemistry (3)

Biology
Any 300-level Biology course except for Biology 300, 346, 370, 406, or 440

Math (choose one)
MATH 262 Calculus II (4) or
BIOL 275 Quantitative Biology (4)

Restricted Electives ( 3 credits )

At least three additional credits of a restricted elective from the list below

BCBT 397 BCBT Research (1)
BCBT 450 Biophysical Chemistry (3)
BCBT 461 Biotechniques: Nucleic Acids and Bioinformatics (3)
BCBT 462 Cell Culture and Immunochemistry (3)
BCBT 463 Proteomics and Advanced Chromatography (3)
BCBT 497 Senior Research Thesis (1)

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)
BIOL 430L Immunobiology (1)

CHEM 300 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 380 Analytical Chemistry with lab (4)
CHEM 397 Undergraduate Research (1)
CHEM 420 Inorganic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 425 Inorganic Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHEM 450 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics (3)
CHEM 460 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry & Kinetics (3)
CHEM 465 Physical Chemistry Lab (1)
CHEM 469 Internship (1-12)
CHEM 480 Analytical Chemistry II (4)
CHEM 498 Senior Seminar (1)