Bachelors (BS) in Biochemistry Course Plan

Catalog Year 2020-2021

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

General Chemistry I (CHEM 211 ) 4 credits
General Biology I (BIOL 211) 4 credits
Calculus I (MATH 201) 4 credits
Knowing and Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
I Believe (THEO 101) 3 credits
Semester Total 18 credits
Cumulative Total 18 credits

Spring Semester

General Chemistry II (CHEM 212) 4 credits
General Biology II (BIOL 212) 4 credits
Calculus II (MATH 202) 4 credits
I Believe (THEO 102) 3 credits
Lifelong Fitness (HHPA 120) 2 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 35 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 331) 4 credits
General Physics or General Physics w/Calculus (spring semester) (PHYS 201 or 212 ) 4 credits
Social Science GE Requirement 3 credits
Introduction to Communication (COMM 100) 3 credits
Semester Total 14 credits
Cumulative Total 49 credits

Spring Semester

Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 332) 4 credits
General Physics or General Physics w/Calculus (spring semester) (PHYS 202 or 211) 4 credits
HUMA 205 or Alternate Philosophy & Literature GE Requirement 3 credits
Bible Elective GE Requirement (THEO 215 or 315) 3 credits
History/Political Science/International Studies GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 66 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

Biochemistry I (CHEM 341 ) 4 credits
Thermodynamics (CHEM 440**) 4 credits
HUMA 290 or Alternate Fine Arts GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective Credits 3 credits
Semester Total 14 credits
Cumulative Total 80 credits

Spring Semester

Biochemistry II (CHEM 342) 4 credits
Required Chemistry Elective 3 credits
Intercultural GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective Credits 6 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 96 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 310**) 4 credits
Chemistry Seminar (CHEM 461) 1 credits
Required Biology Elective 4 credits
Engaging Christ in Transition (LIBA 400) 3 credits
Elective Credits 4 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 112 credits

Spring Semester

Experimental Chemistry (CHEM 462) 2 credits
Elective Credits 12 credits
Semester Total 14 credits
Cumulative Total 126 credits

Notes

PHYS 211 is only offered in the spring semester and PHYS 212 is only offered in the fall semester.

**Class offered on alternate years. Adjust schedule as necessary. See department advisor for additional information.