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 142 Integrated Chemistry: Principles I 3   N  
CH 143 Integrated Chemistry: Principles Lab I 1 Corequisite CH 105 N QS
CH 144 Integrated Chemistry: Principles II 3 CH 142, minimum grade C N  
CH 145 Integrated Chemistry: Principles Lab II 1 CH 143; corequisite CH 142 N QS
CH 230 Introduction to Bioinorganic Chem. 3 CH 144 or permission N  
CH 250 Analytical Chemistry (lab included) 5 CH 230 or CH 115 N  
CH/BI 289 Chemistry or Biology Seminar 1   N  
CH 305 Physical Chemistry I 3 PC 203 & MA 230 quantitative experience in MA, PC and/or CH N  
CH 301 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology I 3 CH 144, CH 230, CH 250 & BI 222 N  
CH 416 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology III 3 CH/BI 301, BI 316 or permission N CW
BI 111 Biology I 3   N  
BI 113 Biology II 3   N  
BI 222 Cell Biology 3 CH 106 N  
BI 210 Genetics 3 BI 222 or BI 222X; corequisite BI 212 or BI 212X N  
BI 212 Genetics & Cell Biology Lab 1 BI 222, corequisite BI 210 N  
BI 307 Molecular Techniques 3 CH 250, BI 222 & BI 210, corequisite BI 316 N CW
BI 316 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology II 3 BI 210 & BI 222 & CH 301 N CW
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 Intro Physics  Lab I 1 Corequisite PC 202 N  
PC 203 Intro Physics II 3 Corequisite PC 203L N QM
PC 203L Intro Physics Lab II   Corequisite PC 203 N  
CH/BI 3OO level Elective 3 Variable N  

Total credit hours = 61 (18 upper level)

Possible schedule for a POE in Biochemistry

Year Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman College Writing Seminar Organic Chemistry Concepts II
  Information Access Organic Chemistry Lab II
  Organic Chemistry Concepts I Calculus II
  Organic Chemistry Lab I Biology II
  Calculus I language
Sophomore Bioinorganic Chemistry Analytical Chemistry
  Intro Physics I & Lab Intro. Physics II & Lab
  Cell Biology Cultural Analysis I
  Language Genetics & Lab
  Chemistry Seminar  
Junior (may be spent abroad) BMB I BMB II
  Physical Chemistry I* Molecular Techniques
  Electives Cultural Analysis II
Senior BMB III Upper-level biology or chemistry
  Research Research
  Electives Electives

*Could be postponed a year

Note: Biochemistry and related subjects can be studied at the Catholic University in Lille, France, or at the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany.

Calculus I and II might be taken in summer school to provide an opportunity for language preparation. Alternatively, language might be studied abroad during the summers prior to the junior year.