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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Biochemistry - ACS Certified (BS)


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  • Program Prerequisite: Students are eligible for admission to the Biochemistry (BS) Program upon completion of the requirements for the Chemical Technician (AAS) degree, the requirements of which are a subset of the Biochemistry (BS) requirements.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: Average GPA of 2.00 or better in courses within the major.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation.  A minimum of 56 credit hours of chemistry and chemistry related course work are required with a further 18 credits in required cognate courses outside of chemistry.  A total of 40 upper division credit hours (in courses numbered 3000 and above) are required for all Biochemistry majors to fulfill University graduation requirements; 36 upper division credit hours are earned while completing the Biochemistry program requirements.

Advisement

All Biochemistry majors should meet with their assigned faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. Initial advisement is with the Chemistry Department Chair.  Call 801-626-6952 for information and to arrange an appointment.

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). Students are eligible for admission to the Biochemistry (BS) program upon completion of the requirements for the Chemical Technician (AAS) degree, the requirements of which are a subset of the in Biochemistry (BS) requirements.

General Education Requirements

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Biochemistry major also satisfy general education requirements for the physical sciences: CHEM 1210  and PHYS 2210  or PHYS 2010 .

Biochemistry-ACS Certified (BS)

Students applying for the Biochemistry Major will first complete the requirements for the Chemical Technician AAS.  Courses for the AAS are included here for completeness.

Required Introductory and Foundation Courses (32 credit hours)


The following are introductory and foundation level courses that are required for the Biochemistry major.

Required In-Depth Courses (16 credit hours)


The following are required courses beyond the foundation and include either ZOOL 3200 - Cell Biology , or MICR 4154 - Microbial Genetics .

Elective In-Depth Courses (select at least 8 credit hours)


Students will complete 8 hours of elective credits from the list below including courses from the chemistry, botany, microbiology or zoology departments.  At least two hours of CHEM Laboratory are required. One hour of laboratory credit is embedded in most in-depth CHEM courses. Please consult the course description for more details.

Note:


CHEM 2600 - Laboratory Safety  recommended.

Students planning to attend graduate school should take PHYS 2210 /2220  and CHEM 3420 .

Additional courses should be chosen to support career plans.

Required Cognate Courses (18 credit hours)


Students must complete a minimum of two semesters of calculus and two semesters of physics with laboratory.

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