Program in Biochemistry

Leonard Sciorra, Ph.D., Coordinator

The Biochemistry Program is housed within the Department of Applied Science and Technology. The Department offers a major in Biochemistry in collaboration with the Biol­ogy and Chemistry Departments.

Requirements for Biochemistry Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

Twelve of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

BI-183General Biology I 13
BI-185General Biology I Lab1
BI-184General Biology II 13
BI-185General Biology I Lab (II Laboratory)1
BI-240Cell and Molecular Biology4
BI-240LCell and Molecular Biology Lab0
BC-420Instructional Methods: Biochemical Analysis I2
BC-421Instructional Methods: Biochemical Analysis II2
BC-390Special Topics: Biological Chemistry (Capstone)3
CH-131General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I4
CH-131LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab0
CH-132General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II4
CH-132LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Lab0
CH-251Organic Chemistry I4
CH-251LOrganic Chemistry I Lab0
CH-252Organic Chemistry II4
CH-252LOrganic Chemistry II Lab0
CH-365Physical Chemistry I4
CH-366Physical Chemistry II4
CH-442Biochemistry I3
CH-442LBiochemistry I Lab1
MA-143Differential Calculus 24
MA-144Integral Calculus 24
MA-273Multivariable Calculus I4
PC-185General Physics I3
PC-187General Physics Laboratory I1
PC-186General Physics II3
PC-188General Physics Laboratory II1
Total Credits67
1

May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.

2

May count towards the Core Mathematics Requirement.

Special Notes on Major Requirements

1

Students are strongly encouraged to take BI-350 Genetics and BI-350L Genetics Lab.

2

Students in BC-390 must make a formal oral and written presentation of their research.

Courses

BC-390. Special Topics: Biological Chemistry. 3 Credits.

Conferences and literature research directed to the study of a particular area of biological chemistry. Area selected must coincide with faculty expertise. Prerequisites: BI-240 CH-366.

BC-399. Tutorial. 1 Credit.

BC-420. Instructional Methods: Biochemical Analysis I. 2 Credits.

Modern instrumental techniques in qualitative and quantitative studies of biochemical systems exposure to a broad range of instrumental methods. Prerequisites: BI-240 CH-366.

BC-421. Instructional Methods: Biochemical Analysis II. 2 Credits.

Modern instrumental techniques in qualitative and quantitative studies of biochemical systems exposure to a broad range of instrumental methods. Prerequisites: BC-420.

BC-490. Biochemical Research. 3 Credits.

Conferences and laboratory directed to the study of a particular research problem in biological chemistry. Area selected must coincide with faculty expertise. Prerequisites: BI-240 CH-366.

BC-492. Biological Chemistry. 3 Credits.

The chemistry and metabolism of biological compounds, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics and cellular organization. Expression and processing of biological information including replication of DNA, transcription, translation, regulation and recombinant DNA technology. Prerequisites: BI-240.