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This recommended four-year plan is designed to provide a blueprint for students to complete their degrees within four years. These plans are the recommended sequences of courses. Students must meet with their Major Advisor to develop a more individualized plan to complete their degree. This plan assumes that no developmental courses are required. If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill which are not listed in the plan and degree completion may take longer.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2017-2018 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Total Credits Required: 128 credits
GPA: 2.0

* Lecture Only, ** Lab Only, *** Lecture & Lab

+ Offered in both Spring and Fall Semesters

# Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 443) must be taken to be certified by the American Chemistry Society

RE Biochemistry Program strongly recommended taking recommended electives (check list of the recommended elective courses from requirements on the major)

$ Biochemistry I (CHEM 426) and Biochemistry II (CHEM446) can be taken in 3rd or 4th year.  It is recommended to take  Biochemistry I (CHEM 426) and Biochemistry II (CHEM 446) continuously in the same academic year.

C Biochemistry II (CHEM 446) capstone course is designed to draw from and build on content and skills learned during a student’s progression through the major.  The course includes both a lecture and laboratory component, with a significant writing component.  In undertaking this course, students will demonstrate: a thorough understanding of the relevant biochemistry material, an ability to apply problem-solving strategies, expertise in laboratory procedures and instrumentation, oral and written communication skills, an ability to comprehend and critically evaluate scientific literature.  Requires prerequisite CHEM 426

Biochemistry Program strongly recommends to attend TAS Research Honor courses (SRSH 301, 302, 401 and 402) during 3rd and 4th year for hands-on research experience.  Students who completed all of TAS Research courses (SRSH 301, 302, 401, and 402) will graduate with TAS Research Honor Distinction.  Requires prerequisite CHEM 212

WI: Writing Intensive-3 required in the major