Bachelor Of Science - Biochemistry

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Biochemistry, from the Natural Sciences Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for all semesters. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

MATH REQUIREMENT

Students are expected to complete MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I by the end of the second year of study. Depending upon the Math background, a student may be required to complete lower-level Math courses as a prerequisite to the required MTH144. Therefore, students should begin their Math studies in Year 1.

First Semester

  • BIO109/L General Biology I (4)
  • CHE 110/L Chemistry I (4)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • BIO110/L General Biology II (4)
  • CHE 111/L Chemistry II (4)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)  
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

Year 2

First Semester

  • CHE301/L Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • PHY101/L Physics I OR 151/L General Physics I (4)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (14)

Second Semester

  • CHE302/L Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • NSC231 Natural Science: Scientific Language and Literacy (3)
  • PHY102/L Physics II OR 152/L General Physics II (4)
  • Science Elective (selected from allowed Science electives) (3-4)
  • Total Credits (14-15)

Year 3

First Semester

  • BCH313/L General Biochemistry (4)
  • CHE303/L Introduction to Physical Chemistry* OR CHE311/L Contemporary Chemical Analysis (4)
  • NSC331 Natural Science Literature Survey (2)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

*Course offered in alternate years and may be taken in the third or fourth years.

Year 4

First Semester

  • CHE303/L Introduction to Physical Chemistry* OR CHE311/L Contemporary Chemical Analysis (4)
  • Science Electives (2) (selected from allowed Science electives) (6-8)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (13-15)

Second Semester

  • BCH401 Biological Organic Chemistry* (3)
  • NSC443 Natural Science Research Seminar (2)
  • Science Electives (2) (selected from allowed Science electives) (6-8)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (14-16)

*Course offered in alternate years and may be taken in the third or fourth years.

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