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2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Biochemistry - BS


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College of Science

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

REQUIREMENTS TO REMAIN IN THIS PROGRAM;

  • No CHEM prefix course may be applied toward graduation with a major in Biochemistry with an earned grade of less than C-.  
  • No CHEM prefix course may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.
  • No CHEM prefix course may be repeated more than one time to improve the grade to a C- or better.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.2 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4     CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1     CHEM 1225: Chemical Principles Laboratory II   1    
CHEM 1990: Introduction to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Professions   1     MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)   4    
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   4     University Studies courses 6-7  
University Studies courses 6        
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1610: Biology I /BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   3 /1     BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS)   3    
CHEM 2310: Organic Chemistry I   4     CHEM 2320: Organic Chemistry II   4    
CHEM 2315: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I   1     CHEM 2325: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II   1    
PHYS 2110: General Physics - Life Sciences I  OR PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)   4  OR 4     PHYS 2120: General Physics - Life Sciences II (BPS)  OR PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/QI)   4  OR 4    
University Studies course(s) 3   University Studies courses 3  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 3000: Quantitative Analysis (QI)   3     CHEM 5710: General Biochemistry II   3    
CHEM 3005: Quantitative Analysis Laboratory   1     CHEM 5720: Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory (CI)   3    
CHEM 5700: General Biochemistry I   3     STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3    
Advanced Biology Electives (Approved by Dept.) 3-4   Advanced Biology Electives (Approved by Dept.) 3-4  
University Studies courses 4-7   University Studies courses 4-7  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 4890: Undergraduate Biochemistry Seminar (CI)   2     Advanced elective coursework 6-12  
CHEM 5070: Biophysical Chemistry   3     University Studies course(s) 1-3  
Advanced elective coursework 6-12        
University Studies course(s) 1-3        
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The following curriculum is required for the BS degree in Biochemistry. To complete the degree in eight semesters (four academic years), students must register for an average of 15-16 credits per semester. (Note: Biochemistry Majors cannot declare a Chemistry Minor.)

Note: Students may satisfy the CHEM 1210  requirement with an AP score of 3 or 4. Both CHEM 1210  and CHEM 1220  may be satisfied with an AP score of 5.

 

Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

  •   will fulfill the Physical Sciences (BPS) breadth requirement
  •   and/or   will fulfill the Exploration requirement
  •   will fulfill the Life Science (BLS) breadth requirement
  • MATH 1210  will fulfill the Quantitative Literacy (QL) requirement

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS)

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