Dec 13, 2019  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, B.S.


Department of Chemistry  
615-898-5466
Paul Kline, program coordinator
Paul.Kline@mtsu.edu

The major in Biochemistry consists of 55 semester hours in chemistry (36 hours) and biology (19 hours). The 36 semester hours in chemistry include CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111 CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121 , CHEM 3010 /CHEM 3011 , CHEM 3020 /CHEM 3021 CHEM 4330 /CHEM 4331 CHEM 4500 CHEM 4510 , CHEM 4550 /CHEM 4551 , and 6 semester hours of upper-division chemistry electives. The 19 semester hours in Biology include BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111 BIOL 1120 /BIOL 1121 BIOL 2230 /BIOL 2231 BIOL 3250 /BIOL 3251  and 3 semester hours of upper-division biology electives. Also required are MATH 1910 PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2011 PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2021 , and fulfillment of University General Education requirements. A minimum of 12 upper-division semester hours in the biochemistry major must be taken at MTSU. No minor is required.

Curriculum: Biochemistry


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 28 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Total hours in program: 120


NOTE:


Included in the electives will be the hours necessary for the completion of the required 42 upper-division hours for graduation requirements and the necessary hours to satisfy the 120-hour graduation requirement.

NOTE 1: A student who has had little or no high school chemistry or is not satisfied with his/her high school chemistry should first take CHEM 1010 /CHEM 1011  before taking CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111 .

NOTE 2: A student who has a sufficiently high score on the ACT Mathematics test may begin with MATH 1910 . If the background in math is weak, MATH 1710  should be taken before MATH 1730 .

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Biochemistry, B.S., Academic Map