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The curriculum requirement to obtain a BS in Biochemistry consists of the general College of Science curriculum requirements and the following specific requirements:

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120

Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses: 1
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
MATH 1411Calculus I4
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Biochemistry Major
Required Courses:
CHEM 3131Lab for Chemistry1
CHEM 3330Biochem I:Struc & Function3
CHEM 3332Biochem II: Dynam & Bioenerg3
CHEM 4134Structural Biochemistry Lab1
CHEM 4176Introduction to Research1
CHEM 4334Structural Biochemistry3
or CHEM 4335 Biophysical Chemistry
CHEM 4376Introduction to Research3
Required Chemistry Courses
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
General Chemistry (C)
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
The Periodic Table
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I Lab
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
Analytical Chemistry
and Lab for Chemistry 3310
Physical Chemistry
and Lab for Chemistry 3351
Other Required Courses
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
BIOL 1306
BIOL 1108
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
BIOL 3314
BIOL 3115
Molecular Cell Biology
and Molecular Cell Biol Laboratory
4
BIOL 3320Genetics3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MICR 2340
MICR 2141
General Microbiology
and Gen Microbiology Laboratory
4
Prescribed Elective Courses
Select Three Hours:
BIOL 4223
BIOL 4322
Trans Electron Microscopy
and Biol Ultrastruc Interpretation
5
BIOL 4388Mammalian Physiology3
CHEM 3152
CHEM 3352
Lab for Chemistry 3352
and Physical Chemistry
4
CHEM 4176Introduction to Research1
CHEM 4211
CHEM 4212
Instrumental Meths Analyt Chem
and Lab for Chemistry 4211
4
CHEM 4328Advanced Topics Organic Chem3
CHEM 4362Structure of Matter3
CHEM 4365Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 4376Introduction to Research3
CHEM 4380Polymer Chemistry3
MICR 3328Microorganisms in Ecosystems3
MICR 3144
MICR 3343
Pathogenic Microbiology Lab
and Pathogenic Microbiology
4
MICR 3146
MICR 3345
Microbial Physiology Lab
and Microbial Physiology
4
MICR 4329Epidemiology3
MICR 4351General Virology3
MICR 4355Medical Mycology3
ZOOL 4181Vertebrate Physiology Methods1
ZOOL 4380Vertebrate Physiology3
ZOOL 4384Neurobiology3
Total Hours120
1

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

2

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

C

Course requires a grade of C or better.

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
1

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