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-183||General Biology I 1||3|
|BI-185||General Biology I Lab||1|
|BI-184||General Biology II 1||3|
|BI-185||General Biology I Lab (II Laboratory)||1|
|BI-240||Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|BI-240L||Cell and Molecular Biology Lab||0|
|BC/CH-421||Instrumental Analysis for Biochemistry||2|
|For Capstone, choose from one of the following||3|
|Special Topics: Biological Chemistry (Capstone)|
|Research in Chemistry|
|Honors Thesis: Independent Study|
|CH-131||General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I||4|
|CH-131L||General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab||0|
|CH-132||General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II||4|
|CH-132L||General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Lab||0|
|CH-251||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CH-251L||Organic Chemistry I Lab||0|
|CH-252||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|CH-252L||Organic Chemistry II Lab||0|
|CH-365||Physical Chemistry I||4|
|CH-366||Physical Chemistry II||4|
|BC/CH-442L||Biochemistry I Lab||1|
|BC/CH-443L||Biochemistry II Lab||1|
|MA-143||Differential Calculus 2||4|
|MA-144||Integral Calculus 2||4|
|MA-273||Multivariable Calculus I||4|
|PC-185||General Physics I||3|
|PC-187||General Physics Laboratory I||1|
|PC-186||General Physics II||3|
|PC-188||General Physics Laboratory II||1|
May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.
May count towards the Core Mathematics Requirement.
Special Notes on Major Requirements
Students in Capstone must make a formal oral and written presentation of their research.
BC-390. Special Topics: Biological Chemistry. 3 Credits.
BC-399. Tutorial. 1 Credit.
BC-420. Instructional Methods: Biochemical Analysis I. 2 Credits.
BC-421. Instrumental Analysis for Biochemistry. 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-442. Biochemistry I. 3 Credits.
Protein structure and function, enzymes, enzyme kinetics and mechanism, metabolism, techniques in protein chemistry.
BC-443. Biochemistry II. 3 Credits.
Biosynthesis, hormone regulation, RNA and DNA metabolism, Regulation of gene expression, Techniques in nucleic acid chemistry.
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.