Biochemistry- Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 160 Hughes Laboratories, 513-529-2813.

This major is usually chosen by students who want to enter the chemical industry or graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry, or related areas. Chemistry and required related courses cannot be taken on a credit/no-credit basis.

Program Requirements

(46-47 semester hours, plus 28-29 related hours)

Core Courses
Select one of the following:3
College Chemistry
College Chemistry
College Chemistry
Select one of the following:3
College Chemistry
College Chemistry for Majors
College Chemistry
Select one of the following:2
College Chemistry Laboratory for Majors
College Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry Laboratory (with approval)
Select one of the following:2
College Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry Laboratory (with approval)
Select the following:
CHM 251
CHM 252
Organic Chemistry for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry for Chemistry Majors
6
CHM 254
CHM 255
Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Chemistry Majors
4
CHM 375Analytical Chemistry for Majors3
CHM 432/CHM 532Fundamentals of Biochemistry4
CHM 438Biochemistry Laboratory2
CHM 471/CHM 571Biophysical Chemistry I 13
or CHM 451/CHM 551 Physical Chemistry for Chemistry Majors
CHM 472/CHM 572Biophysical Chemistry II 13
or CHM 452/CHM 552 Physical Chemistry for Chemistry Majors
CHM 491Chemistry in Societal Issues3
or CHM 492 Independent Research Capstone in Chemistry
Advanced Chemistry Coursework
An additional six (6) advanced credit hours in CHM courses are required, of which at least 4 credit hours (2 offerings) should be from CHM 430, Special Topics in Biochemistry6
Topics in Biochemistry
The remaining topics can be chosen from:
Learning Theories in Chemistry
Misconceptions in Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Synthesis Lab
Advanced Experimental Techniques in Structural and Functional Genomics
Spectroscopic Identification of Structure
Polymer Chemistry
Topics in Organic Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Chemical Measurements II
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
Topics in Physical Chemistry
Related Hours (28-29 required)
MTH 151
MTH 251
Calculus I
and Calculus II (or equivalents)
9
or MTH 249 Calculus II
PHY 191General Physics with Laboratory I5
PHY 192General Physics with Laboratory II5
Additional Courses
Select a minimum of three credit hours in mathematics or statistics from the following:3
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Elements of Discrete Mathematics
Differential Equations for Engineers
Calculus III
Differential Equations
Applied Statistics
Nonparametric Statistics
Introduction to Statistical Modeling
Bioinformatics Computing Skills
Select a minimum of six hours of the following:6
Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
Introduction to Cell Biology
Genetics
Bioinformatics Principles
Molecular and Cellular Biophysics
Physics for Medicine and Biology
Total Credit Hours72
1

CHM 471/CHM 571 & CHM 472/CHM 572 are preferred