Chemistry: Biochemistry Track Course Sequence

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Chemistry: Biochemistry Track

Students who are planning on taking Principles of Chemistry I should have the equivalent of a 23 on their ACT Math subscore OR have completed a college level mathematics course (either Functions or its equivalent ) to enhance their mathematical skills.

First Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CHEM 1055 Chemistry I CHEM 1065 Chemistry II  
  MATH 1324 Calculus II  

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CHEM 2155 Organic Chemistry I CHEM 2165 Organic Chemistry II  
  MATH 1324 Calculus II  

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CHEM 3022 Advanced Experimental Techniques I OR CHEM 3032 Advanced Experimental Techniques II in Winter Term CHEM 3032 Advanced Experimental Techniques II (If CHEM 3022 not taken in Fall)  

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CHEM 4412- Senior Research Seminar 1/2 unit CHEM 4422 Senior Research in Chemistry I (1/2 unit)  

CHEM 3084 Biochemistry, CHEM 3115 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry, CHEM 3165 Physical Chemistry I: Core Concepts, BIO 3034 Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes OR BIO 3044 Molecular Genetics of Bacteria, and the biology/chemistry elective should be taken during the Sophomore, Junior or Senior year. 
Student should complete MATH 1304 Calculus I and MATH 1324 Calculus II sequence prior to the end of their sophomore year. 
Students can complete the PHYS 2115 University Physics I and PHYS 2125 University Physics II sequence in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year. 
Students who begin the major sequence after their first year or those interested in studying abroad are encouraged to consult with a faculty member in the Chemistry program to develop a personalized sequence. 
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