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2009-2010 University Catalog 
    
2009-2010 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry – Minor


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The minor in biochemistry is designed to provide the student with a sufficient concentration of chemistry and biology courses such that the student will be able to understand a wide range of biochemical phenomena and appreciate the underlying chemistry responsible for the behavior of living systems. Not counting prerequisites, a minimum of 20 credits, including 19 credits of required courses and at least 1 credit of elective courses, are required for the biochemistry minor.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

General Requirements


  • A minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum.
  • Up to 6 credits of coursework, with an earned grade of “C” or better, taken at another accredited institution may be applied to the course requirements of the minor upon prior approval of the department chair.

Prerequisites


  • CH 101/102 - General Chemistry I and II Credits: 3 each
    or
  • CH 111/112 - Principles of Chemistry I and II Credits: 3 each
  • CH 103/104 - General Chemistry Laboratory I and II Credits: 1 each
    or
  • CH 113/114 - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I and II Credits: 1 each
  • BS 103/104 - General Biology I and II Credits: 4 each
    or
  • BS 130/131 - Introductory Biology I and II Credits: 4 each
  • MA 101/102 - Mathematical Analysis I and II Credits: 3 each
  • PY 201/202 - Introductory Physics I and II Credits: 4 each
    or
  • PY 211/212 - Physics I and II Credits: 4 each

Required Courses


  • CH 201/202 - Organic Chemistry I and II Credits: 3 each
    or
  • CH 211/212 - Principles of Organic Chemistry I and II Credits: 3 each
  • CH 203/204 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II Credits: 1 each
    or
  • CH 213/214 - Principles of Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II Credits: 1 each

Elective Courses


Enough additional credits from the following courses to meet the 12-credit “outside the major” requirement in the general requirements above. Other electives as approved by the department chair.

Footnotes:


  1. BS 466 is a prerequisite for CH 342.
  2. Students who take the CH 346/356 sequence may not apply CH 341, CH 342, or CH 343 as electives toward the minor.
  3. A maximum of 3 credits of CH 450 can be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

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