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 2018-2019 academic year.
Total Credits Required: 128 credits
GPA Required: overall GPA 2.0 and major GPA 2.0
**Offered in both fall and spring semesters
# For biochemistry major students, there are two different options to follow to be certified by the American Chemistry Society (ACS):
- Option 1: Complete Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lecture (CHEM 451), Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab (CHEM 451L) and more than one semester of TAS Research Honors as electives
- Option 2: Complete Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lecture (CHEM 451), Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab (CHEM 451L), Instrumental Analysis Lecture (CHEM 427) and Instrumental Analysis Lab (CHEM 427L) as electives
RE Biochemistry Program strongly recommends taking optional recommended electives (see list of the recommended elective courses from biochemistry major requirements)
Biochemistry Program strongly recommends taking TAS Research Honors courses (SRSH 301, 302, 401 and 402) during the 3rd and 4th year for hands-on research experience. Students who complete all of TAS Research courses (SRSH 301, 302, 401, and 402) will graduate with TAS Research Honors Distinction.
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 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, oral and written communication and presentation skills, an ability to comprehend and critically evaluate scientific literature. Senior presentation for biochemistry major will be one of the requirements for this course. Requires prerequisite CHEM 425
WI: Writing Intensive – 3 courses required in the major