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The requirements for the BS degree in Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry consist of the general College of Science requirements:  completion of at least 120 semester credit hours, a minimum of 37 of which must be in upper division coursework, and completion of the University's General Education Core, which includes mathematics requirements MATH 1411 and either MATH 1312 or STAT 2480.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120

Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry Prerequisites (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1106Laboratory for CHEM 13061
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
CHEM 1306General Chemistry (C)3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
Math Requirement:
Select one of the following:3
Calculus II
STAT 2182
STAT 2380
STAT 2381
Elementary Statistical Methods
Physics Elective:
Select one of the following:8
General Physics I (C)
and General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
and Introductory Electromagnetism
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry Core
Required Courses:
CHEM 2124Lab for Organic Chemistry 2324 C1
CHEM 2125Lab for Organic Chemistry 2325 C1
CHEM 2324Organic Chemistry C3
CHEM 2325Organic Chemistry C3
CHEM 3131Lab for Chemistry1
CHEM 3330Biochem I:Struc & Function3
CHEM 3332Biochem II: Dynam & Bioenerg3
Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry Major
Required Courses:
BIOL 1107Topics in Study of Life I C1
BIOL 1108Organismal Biology Laboratory C1
BIOL 1305General Biology C3
BIOL 1306Organismal Biology C3
BIOL 3320Genetics3
CBCH 3316Membrane Biology3
CBCH 4310Techniques in Mol Biochem3
CBCH 4320Adv Topics in Mil Biochem3
CBCH 4414Cellular Biochemistry4
MICR 3449Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics4
4
Molecular Cell Biol Laboratory
and Molecular Cell Biology
Prescribed Course Electives:
Select five hours of the following:5
Professional Development Sem.
Histology
Special Problems
Trans Electron Microscopy
Special Problems
Biol Ultrastruc Interpretation
Mammalian Physiology
Special Problems
Mechanisms of Cellu Toxico
Structural Biochemistry Lab
Introduction to Research
Structural Biochemistry
Introduction to Research
Pathogenic Microbiology Lab
Pathogenic Microbiology
General Virology
Medical Mycology
Neurobiology
4
Gen Microbiology Laboratory
and General Microbiology
4
Microbial Physiology Lab
and Microbial Physiology
Immunology Laboratory
and Immunology
Additional Electives:
Select five hours of the following:5
Professional Development Sem.
Histology
Special Problems
Trans Electron Microscopy
Special Problems
Biol Ultrastruc Interpretation
Mammalian Physiology
Special Problems
Mechanisms of Cellu Toxico
Structural Biochemistry Lab
Introduction to Research
Structural Biochemistry
Introduction to Research
Pathogenic Microbiology Lab
Pathogenic Microbiology
General Virology
Medical Mycology
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 137
Total Hours120
C

Course requires a grade of C or better.

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A total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework is required for all Bachelor of Science degrees.

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Differential Equations
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
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Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History (C)
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6