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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Biochemistry, B.S.


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

A Biochemistry degree can not only prepare students for professional careers as chemists; it may also serve as the basis for work in areas outside pure chemistry, such as materials science, medicine and other health-related fields, nutrition, pharmacology, patent law, business, and environmental science, to name a few.

Academic Map


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

Biochemistry, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education courses are required for this major:

  • MATH 1910 (Math)
  • BIOL 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)
  • CHEM 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)

Major Requirements (55 hours)


Supporting Courses (12 hours)


Electives (23 hours)


  • 8 credit hours must be 3000/4000 level

Total hours in program: 120


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


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 .

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