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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry - Requirements

The Undergraduate Biochemistry program leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) is intended for students who have an aptitude for the quantitative sciences and whose primary goal is to become a professional biochemist. The B.S. program in Biochemistry provides students with a strong background in both the fundamental aspects of modern biochemistry and in the quantitative physical sciences. For classes starting before F2005, the program may include, but does not require, a student's participation in an undergraduate research project in one of the many laboratories at CWRU engaged in biochemical research. The revised curriculum for the class entering in Fall, 2005 (formal approval pending) requires undergraduate research as a prerequisite to the SAGES capstone experience.

Partial Course List

BS program of study for students matriculating in Fall 2005 and later (pending formal approval).
See the registrar's office for a complete listing of classes.

Biochemistry - 23-29 credits

Course Name Hours
BIOC 307 General Biochemistry 4
BIOC 308 Genes and Genetic Engineering 4
BIOC 312 Proteins and Enzymes 3
BIOC 334 Structural Biology 3
BIOC 373 Biochemistry SAGES Seminar 3
BIOC 391 Undergraduate Research 3-6
BIOC 393 Biochemistry Capstone 3
  Approved technical elective in Biochemistry 3

Biology - 8 credits

Course Name Hours
BIOL 214 Genes and Evolution (lab and lecture) 4
BIOL 215 Cells and Proteins (lab and lecture) 4

Chemistry - 24 credit

Course Name Hours
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHEM 106 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry Lab 2
CHEM 223 Introductory Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 224 Introductory Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 233 Introductory Organic Chemistry Lab I 2
CHEM 234 Introductory Organic Chemistry Lab II 2
CHEM 301 Introductory Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 302 Introductory Physical Chemistry II 3

Mathematics - 14 credits

Course Name Hours
MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I 4
MATH 122 Calculus for Science and Engineering II 4
MATH 223 Calculus for Science and Engineering III 3
MATH 224 Elementry Differential Equations 3

Physics - 11 credits

Course Name Hours
PHYS 121 General Physics I (lab and lecture) - Mechanics 4
PHYS 122 General Physics II (lab and lecture) - Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHYS 221 General Physics III - Moder Physics 3

Statistics - 3 credits - one of the following courses

Course Name Hours
PHYS 250 Mathematical Physcs and Computing 3
ECES 251 Numerical Methods I 3
STAT 312 Statistics for Engineering and Science 3
STAT 313 Statistics for Experimenters 3