The Biochemistry BA Program: Academic Requirements

To declare biochemistry as a major, students are required to have passed General Chemistry I and II (or the equivalent courses for transfer students) with grades of C or higher. Other courses required for the biochemistry major, including support courses but excluding the senior project, must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, all biochemistry majors must complete the following requirements (83.5–85.5 credits):

Biology Courses (17.5–19.5 credits)

  1. BIO 1550/General Biology I: 4 credits
  2. BIO 1551/General Biology I Lab: 1.5 credits
  3. BIO 3530/Cell Biology: 4 credits
  4. BIO 4620/Molecular Biology: 4 credits
  5. One advanced elective in biology: 4–6 credits

Chemistry Courses (37 credits)

  1. CHE 1550/General Chemistry I: 4 credits
  2. CHE 1551/General Chemistry I Lab: 1 credit
  3. CHE 1560/General Chemistry II: 4 credits
  4. CHE 1561/General Chemistry II Lab: 1 credit
  5. CHE 3150/Chemical Instrumentation and Analytical Methods: 5 credits
  6. CHE 3310/Organic Chemistry I: 4 credits
  7. CHE 3311/Organic Chemistry I Lab: 1 credit
  8. CHE 3320/Organic Chemistry II: 4 credits
  9. CHE 3321/Organic Chemistry II Lab: 1 credit
  10. CHE 3510/Physical Chemistry I: 4 credits
  11. CHE 3510.01/Physical Chemistry I Lab: 2 credits
  12. CHE 4610/Biochemistry: 4 credits
  13. CHE 4611/Biochemistry Lab: 2 credits

Support Courses (18 credits)

  1. MAT 1500/Calculus I: 4 credits
  2. MAT 1510/Calculus II: 4 credits
  3. PHY 1510/Introductory Physics I: 4 credits
  4. PHY 1511/Introductory Physics I Lab: 1 credit
  5. PHY 1520/Introductory Physics II: 4 credits
  6. PHY 1521/Introductory Physics II Lab: 1 credit

Biochemistry Courses (12 credits)

  1. BCM 3880/Biochemistry Junior Seminar: 2 credits
  2. BCM 4880/Biochemistry Senior Seminar I: 1 credit
  3. BCM 4890/Biochemistry Senior Seminar II: 1 credit
  4. BCM 4990/Biochemistry Senior Project: 8 credits


For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/
Departments/AcademicPrograms/las/sciences/Biochemistry/
Requirements.aspx
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