Biochemistry- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 160 Hughes Laboratories (513-529-2813).

This program is for students interested in a career in the life or health sciences or biochemistry. Students who anticipate graduate study in biochemistry should elect the B.S. Biochemistry program. Chemistry and required related courses cannot be taken on a credit/no-credit basis.

Program Requirements (38-39 semester hours)

All of these:

CHM 141, 141H or CHM 141R and

CHM 142, 142M or 142H College Chemistry (3, 3)

CHM 144M or 144H or with approval CHM 144 College Chemistry Laboratory (2)

CHM 145M or 145H or with approval CHM 145 College Chemistry Laboratory (2)

CHM 251, 252 Organic Chemistry for Chemistry Majors (3, 3)

CHM 254, 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Chemistry Majors (2, 2)

CHM 432 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (4)

CHM 438 Biochemistry Laboratory (2)

CHM 451 Physical Chemistry for Chemistry Majors (3) or

CHM 471 Biophysical Chemistry I (3) and

CHM 452 Physical Chemistry for Chemistry Majors (3) or

CHM 472 Biophysical Chemistry I II (3)

CHM 491 Chemistry in Societal Issues (3) or

CHM 492 Independent Research Capstone in Chemistry (3)

Related Hours (25-26 required)

All of these:

BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

BIO 305 Human Physiology (4)

BIO 342 Genetics (3)

MTH 151, 251 Calculus I, II (5, 4) or equivalents

PHY 181 General Physics (4)

PHY 183 General Physics Laboratory (1)

STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)

Three credit hours at the 200 level or above in one of the following departments: BIO, CHM, CPE, GLG, MBI, PHY and STA. Choices can also be made from MTH 222 (3), MTH 231 (3), MTH 245 (3) and MTH 252 (4).

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: CHM 255, 375 and 491 or 492.

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