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 2013; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Orientation for the Chemical Sciences
Principles of Chemistry I, II
Principles of Chemistry Lab I, II
Introductory Biology I, II
Mathematical Analysis I, II
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Physical Education I, II

Second Year

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

Third Year

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

Fourth Year

Cell Biology
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Seminar in Chemistry I, II
Physical Chemistry Lab I
Biochemistry Electives including Research
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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