At the center of the program is undergraduate coursework, designed to provide a firm foundation in the theory and techniques of biochemistry. At the lower division level, students are required to complete two semesters each of general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics with calculus, all of which have corresponding laboratory classes. In addition, two semesters of calculus are required. At the upper division level, students take lecture courses in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, and physical chemistry, most of which also have a corresponding laboratory class. Furthermore, students in this program will pursue academic research and then present their research work in a capstone course, senior seminar, in front of their peers and faculty. The total number of credit hours required for the proposed program is 120. The proposed curriculum will provide training, specifically targeted at future biochemists; one that fully integrates its two core disciplines, chemistry and biology. The program will be accepting application for admission in the Fall 2016 semester.
For more information about the program, contact the Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept. at 305-348-2606.