Biochemistry Curriculum

The BS program in biochemistry at University of the Sciences will introduce you to the essentials of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics in your first two years. During the following two years, you will take advanced courses that integrate biology and chemistry and be able to select specialty electives to strengthen a particular area of interest or to gain the skills to utilize the tools needed to investigate or model complex biological phenomena, such as instrumental analysis or computer-aided drug design.

In addition, you will complete the General Education Curriculum, a collection of interdisciplinary, humanities and social sciences courses that enhance critical writing and speaking skills and add breadth to your educational experience.

The following is a typical curriculum for biochemistry students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2014; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Introductory Biology I, II
Principles of Chemistry I, II
Principles of Chemistry Lab I, II
Orientation for the Chemical Sciences
Mathematical Analysis I
Mathematical Analysis II or Calculus I (with approval)
Physical Education I, II
Writing and Rhetoric I, II

Second Year

Principles of Organic Chemistry I, II
Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Basic Inorganic Chemistry
Mathematical Analysis III
Physics I, II
Intellectual Heritage I, II
Mathematical Analysis IV or Introduction to Biostatistics

Third Year

Discussions in Chemistry
Physical Chemistry I
Molecular Structure in Biochemistry
Analytical Chemistry Lab
Principles of Analytical Chemistry
Biochemistry Lab I, II
Intermediary Metabolic Biochemistry
Literature of Chemistry
Public Speaking
Biochemistry or General Education Requirement

Fourth Year

Cell Biology
Seminar in Chemistry I, II
Physical Chemistry Lab I
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Biochemistry Program Electives
Free Electives
General Education Requirements

Additional general education courses are required as part of this program.

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the biochemistry curriculum, see the University Catalog.

University Catalog
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