Biochemistry, BS

REQUIREMENTS:

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE B.S. DEGREE IN BIOCHEMISTRY

(Note: Biochemistry majors may not double-major with Biology or Chemistry or minor with Biology or Chemistry)

Course Number Course Title Credits
BIOCHM 383O +384S Biochemistry Lecture I & II 6
BIOCHM 385F+386S Biochemistry Laboratory I & II 6
BIOL 111-112O General Biology I & II  8
BIOL 212 (or 210) Cell Biology (lecture) (or lecture & laboratory) 3 (4)
BIOL 254 (or 252) Genetics (lecture) (or lecture & laboratory) 3 (4)
BIOL 372 (or 370)S Molecular Biology (lecture) (or lecture & laboratory) 3 (4)
CHEM 115 & 117+116 & 118O Chemical Principles lecture I & II + lab I & II 10
CHEM 251&252+255 & 256O Organic Chemistry lecture I & II + lab I & II  10
CHEM 311F Analytical Chemistry  4
CHEM 313F Analytical Chemistry Laboratory  2
CHEM 312S Physical Chemistry (lecture)  4
MATH [140O or145S ]+[141O or146F] Calculus I & II  8
PHYSIC 113-114O Fundamentals of Physics I & II 8
PHYSIC 181-182O Physics Laboratory I & II 4
   

Total: 79-82

 

GPA:

A final GPA of 2.0 or better in select Biochemistry, Biology, and Chemistry courses is required for the Biochemistry BS degree.

TRANFER COURSES:

BIOCHM 383-386 and a minimum of 15 additional credit hours of non-400 level Biochemistry/Biology/Chemistry courses must be completed at UMass Boston.

PASS/FAIL:

One of the Mathematics or Physics courses required for the major may be taken on a pass/fail basis. No Biochemistry, Biology, or Chemistry course required for the major may be taken on a pass/fail basis. Elective courses (including Biology and Chemistry courses) may be taken P/F.

ELECTIVE COURSES:

Possible electives for qualified students (many other Biology and Chemistry courses are also pertinent):

 
HONORS (elective):

A Biochemistry major may receive Honors if all of the following criteria are met:

ALTERNATIVE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Students may alternatively/also enroll for research experience in:

EXAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE:

Year   1 Fall BIOL 111, CHEM 115+117, First Year Seminar, ENG 101 15 credits
  Spring BIOL 112, CHEM 116+118, MATH 140 or 145 (or lower level Math course),ENG 102 16 credits
Year   2 Fall BIOL 212, CHEM 251 + 255, MATH 141 or 146, PHYSIC 113,  PHYSIC 181 16 credits
  Spring BIOL 254, CHEM 252 + 256, PHYSICS 114, PHYSICS 182, Intermediate Seminar 15 credits
Year   3 Fall BIOCHM 383, BIOCHM 385, CHEM 311 & 313, Distribution course 15 credits
  Spring BIOCHM 384, BIOCHM 386, CHEM 312, 2 Distribution courses  16 credits
Year   4 Fall BIOCHM 491 (elective), Distribution courses, other electives  15 credits
  Spring BIOCHM 492 (elective), BIOL 372, Distribution courses 15 credits

 

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information see  Dr. Jason Evans, Biochemistry Program Director (Chemistry, ISC-3410, jason.evans@umb.edu, 617-287-6149)