Biochemistry (BS) (11BIOCHBS)

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BCH 103 Intro to Biochemistry10
BIO 181 Intro Biology ECO/DIV1
CH 101 Chemistry-Molecular Science1
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E
LSC 101 Critical Creative Thinking Life Sci
MA 141 Calculus I
Or MA 131 Calculus A1,2
1
4
3
1
1
2
3-4

 

15-16

BIO 183  Introductory Biology – Cell/Molecular1
CH 201  Chemistry – Quantative Science1
CH 202  Quantative Chemistry Lab1
ENG 101  Academic Writing and Research
MA 241  Calculus II
Or  MA 231  Calculus B1,2
4
3
1
4
3-4

 

15-16

SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 221 Organic Chemistry I1
CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Lab1
MA 242 Calculus III
or  ST 311 Intro Statistics
or  ST 380 Probability and Stat for Phys Sci 1,2
PY 211 College Physics I1,3
or PY 205  Physics for Engr & Sci I and PY 206 Physics for Engr & Sci I Lab
Life Science Elective 1,4
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE
3
1
3-4
4
3-4
1

 

15-17

CH 223 Organic Chemistry II1
CH 224 Organic Chemistry II Lab1
MB 351  Gen Microbiology1
MB 352  Gen Microbiology Lab1
PY 212  College Physics II1,3
or PY 208   Physics for Engr & Sci II
and PY 209 Physics for Engr & Sci II Lab
Computer, Math, Statistics1 or Free elective 5
3
1
3
1
4
3

 

15

JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BCH 451  Principles of Biochemistry1
BCH 452  Introductory Biochemistry Lab1,6
GN 311  Principles of Genetics1
GEP Humanities ElectiveC
GEP Social Sciences Elective D
4
2
4
3
3

 

16

BCH 453 Biochemistry Gene Expression1
BCH 454 Advanced Biochemistry Lab
or Research Elective1,6
ENG 331 Communications for Eng. & Tech.
or ENG 333  Communications for Sci & Resch
GEP Social Sciences Elective D
GEP  IP Elective G
3
3-4
3
3
3

 

15-16

SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Cell Biology or physiology elective1,8
CH 431 Physical Chemistry I
Or CH 331  Introductory Physical Chemistry1,7
Free Elective
GEP  Humanities Elective C

3-4

3-4
4
6

16-18

CH 433  Physical Chemistry II
Or advised elective 1,7
BCH 455  Proteins and  Molecular Mechanisms1
GEP Additional Breadth Elective F
Lab Analysis9
Free elective
3-4
3
3
3-4
3

 

15-18

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 122

 Major/Program Footnotes:

1 A minimum grade of C- is required for these courses.

2  There are two sequences for mathematics:  MA 131, MA 231, ST 311 [ST 380], and a math/ST/CSC elective  OR MA 141, MA 241, and MA 242.  The three semester sequence (MA 141,241 and 242) is the prerequisite for PY 205 and 208 and for CH 431 and 433. This sequence is strongly recommended for those students who plan on graduate studies in Biochemistry and is required for honors in Biochemistry and the BS/MS program. If a student elects to start with MA 141, the sequence of 241 and 242 must be taken.   If a student elects to start with MA 131 and MA 231, the sequence of ST 311 [ST 380] and a math/ST/CSC elective must be taken.   ST 311 or ST 380 is not a substitute for MA 242.

The calculus based physics sequence (PY 205 and 208) is strongly recommended for those students who plan on graduate studies in Biochemistry and is required for honors in Biochemistry and the BS/MS program. If a student chooses PY 205, PY 208 must be taken. .

4 This course is an advised elective in the life sciences.  BIO 212 or BIO 250 is recommended for those students who are interested in applying to the health related professions. This requirement can also be satisfied by an advised elective from upper level life science courses.

5 If a student has chosen the Math sequence of MA 13l, MA 231, and ST 311, another course in computer science, mathematics or statistics must be chosen except CSC 200.  Students who are planning to take the two semester Physical Chemistry sequence are encouraged to enroll in MA 341.

6  Students must select a minimum of two from these three courses: BCH 452, BCH 454 and a research elective.  Research elective must be at least 3 hours and may be selected from BCH 492, BCH 493, or ALS 499 (research option).   If BCH 452 and the research elective combination is chosen, BCH 454 can be used as the Laboratory Analysis elective. See footnote 9 below.

7  The two semester Physical Chemistry course sequence (CH 431 and 433) is strongly recommended for those students who plan on graduate studies in Biochemistry and is required for honors in Biochemistry and the BS/MS program.  If CH 431 is chosen, CH 433 must be taken. If CH 331 is chosen, a student must choose an advised elective from courses offered in either PAMS or CALS.

8 Cell Biology/Physiology electives include BIO 414, BIO 421, PB 414 and PB 421 .

9  Laboratory Analysis electives include BCH 454, BIT 4** (except BIT 410, 492, 493, 495), CH 315, CH 428, or any other course which focuses on laboratory analytical procedures for a minimum of three credit hours. This requirement cannot be fulfilled by a research elective. If a student chooses BCH 454 to fulfill this requirement, at least three credit hours of research elective experience must be taken in addition.  See footnote 6 above.

10. ALS 103 may substitute for BCH 103. Please consult with your advisor.

 *General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes:
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  This GEP is met through the Major course requirements.
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  This GEP is met through the Major course requirements.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:       
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:       
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list. 
F. Additional Breadth  – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or        Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:      
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better )

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements:

I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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