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2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, B.S.

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Department of Chemistry  
Paul Kline, program coordinator

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.


Subtotal: 28 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours

Total hours in program: 120


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   

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