Biochemistry Program

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/CH-421Instrumental Analysis for Biochemistry2
For Capstone, choose from one of the following3
Special Topics: Biological Chemistry (Capstone)
Research in Chemistry
Honors Thesis: Independent Study
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
BC/CH-442Biochemistry I3
BC/CH-442LBiochemistry I Lab1
BC/CH-443Biochemistry II3
BC/CH-443LBiochemistry II 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 Credits69

Special Notes on Major Requirements

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. 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.