(This POE applies to students entering fall 2015)

A designated POE for biochemistry requires replacing certain chemistry courses in the Chemistry POE with selected biology courses. Its structure is based on recommendations prepared by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CH 120 or
BI 189
Chemistry Seminar or
Biology Seminar I
1   N CW
CH 142 Integrated Chemistry: Principles I 3 corequisite CH 143 N  
CH 143 Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory I 1 corequisite CH 142 N QS
CH 144 Integrated Chemistry: Principles II 3 CH 142 or permission, corequisite CH 145 N  
CH 145 Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory II 1 CH 143, corequisite CH 144 N QS
CH 242 Integrated Chemistry: Organic 3 CH 144, corequiste CH 243 N  
CH 243 Integrated Chemistry: Organic Laboratory 1 corequisite CH 242 N  
CH 247 Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 CH 145 N QS
CH 342 Integrated Chemistry: Biochemistry 3 CH 242 N  
CH 352 Physical Chemistry I 3 CH 242, PC 203, MA 230 N  
CH 418 Advanced Biochemistry 3 CH 342 N  
BI 105 Biology Diversity & Ecology 3   N  
BI 121 Biology Lab I 1 corequisite BI 105 N QS
BI 106 Functions of Cells & Organisms 3 BI 105 & BI 121 N  
BI 122 Biology Lab II 1 BI 121 & BI 105 N  
BI 207 Dynamics of Biological Processes 4 BI 106, CH 242 N  
BI 316 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology II 3 BI 207 & CH 342 N  
BI 380 Biology Research Methods 4 Instructor permission N CW
CH or BI
3XX/4XX
Chemistry or Biology course (300 or above) 3 variable N  
MA 130 Calculus I 4   N QM
MA 230 Calculus II 4 MA 130 N QM
PC 202 Introductory Physics I 3 corequisite PC 202L & MA 130 N QM
PC 202L Physics Laboratory I 1 corequisite PC 202 N  
PC 203 Introductory Physics II 3 PC 202 & MA 130, corequisite PC 203L N QM
PC 203L Physics Lab II 1 corequisite PC 203 N  
Total credit hours = 61(19 upper level)
1 CW within the POE: BI-189 or, BI-380
Possible schedule for a POE in Biochemistry

Note: It is difficult to complete a Biochemistry POE with a delayed start due to Physical
Chemistry prerequistes and the progressive sequence of BMB I through BMB III.

Year Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Freshman EN 110, College Writing Seminar 4 CH 144, Integrated Chemistry: Principles II 3
  IT 100, Information Access 1 CH 145, Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory II 1
  CH 142, Integrated Chemistry: Principles I 3 BI 122, Biology Lab II 1
  CH 143, Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory I 1 MA 130, Calculus I 4
  BI 105, Biology Diversity & Ecology 3 ##BI 189, Biology Seminar 1
  BI 121, Biology Lab I 1 Electives 6-7
  ##CH 120, Chemistry Seminar 1    
  Electives 1-2    
    15-16   16-17
Sophomore CH 242, Integrated Chemistry: Organic 3 CH 342, Integrated Chemistry: Biochemistry 3
  CH 243, Integrated Chemistry: Organic Laboratory 1 CH 247, Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory 1
  BI 106, Functions of Cells & Organisms 3 BI 207, Dynamics of Biological Processes 4
  MA 230, Calculus II 4 PC 203, Intro. Physics I 3
  PC 202, Intro Physics I 3 PC 203L, Intro. Physics Lab II 1
  PC 202L, Physics Lab 1 1 CA, IC or electives 3-4
    15   15-16
Junior (*may be spent abroad) CH 418, Advanced Biochemistry 3 BI 316, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology II 3
  CH 352, Physical Chemistry I 3 BI 380, Biology Research Methods 4
  CA, IC or electives 9-10 CA, IC or electives 8-9
    15-16   15-16
Senior Upper level Chemistry or Biology (could be research) 3-4 Upper-level Chemistry (could be research) 3-4
  Electives 12 Electives 12
    15-16   15-16

## Students can choose to take either CH 120, Biology Seminar in the spring of the freshman year.

Note: there is substantial flexibility for the sequencing of the CH 352, CH 418, BI 316 and BI 380 courses. They m ay be taken in any order and can be spread between the junior and senior year.