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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Biochemistry - Major


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The Bachelor of Science program in biochemistry is designed for students interested in a strong chemistry background and with a specific emphasis on biological systems at the molecular level. The goal of this program is to prepare students for: a career in medicine, dentistry, and other health professions, graduate studies in biochemistry and other medical science areas, or immediate employment in industrial laboratories requiring expertise in biotechnology techniques. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students completing courses in CAS at Nazareth College will communicate effectively through critical reading, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  2. Students completing the program in chemistry or biochemistry at Nazareth College will demonstrate the ability to communicate the concepts and results of experiments through effective written and oral communication skills.
  3. Students completing the program in chemistry or biochemistry at Nazareth College will be able to understand the objective of experiments, properly execute experiments, and accurately record and analyze results.
  4. Students completing the program in chemistry or biochemistry at Nazareth College will be able to demonstrate mastery of core principles within the major sub-disciplines of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical (SLO #1 for dept).

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Required Courses for Biochemistry Majors


In addition to the 55 credit core listed above, all Biochemistry majors are required to take the following courses:

Elective Courses for Biochemistry Majors seeking American Chemical Society approval


Biochemistry Senior Experience


This course seeks to integrate the technical aspects of chemistry with the ability to communicate scientific information effectively. To achieve this goal, students are assigned a topic of current scientific interest that combines chemistry with other disciplines in order to answer some fundamental question. Students demonstrate their ability to independently research and communicate their findings in a professional manner to an audience of their peers and faculty.

Sample Program for Biochemistry Major


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 SCI 120 Introduction to Scientific Communication   2
First Year Seminar (FYS)  PEQ (1) 3 CHM 225 Analytical Chemistry /CHM 226L   4
CHM.Q 140 General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter And Mayhem /CHM.Q 140L   4 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
CHM 155 General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter and Mayhem Workshop    0 MTH.Q 113 Calculus I  PEQ (3) 3
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 PEQ (4) 3
BIO.Q 103 Biological Systems I /BIO.Q 103L  PEQ (2) 4    
SCI 090 Laboratory Safety Workshop I   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I /CHM 253L    4 CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II /CHM 254L   4
CHM 255 Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshop for Organic Chemistry   0 CHM 255 Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshop for Organic Chemistry   0
PHY.Q 207 Introductory Physics I /PHY.Q 203L   4 PHY 208 PII Introductory Physics II /PHY 204L   4
PHY 209 Physics Workshop for Algebra-Based Physics Courses   0 PHY 209 Physics Workshop for Algebra-Based Physics Courses   0
MTH 212 PII Calculus II with Multivariable Calculus   3 PEQ (6) 3
PEQ (5) 3 PEQ (7) 3
    PEQ (8) 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SCI 091 Laboratory Safety Workshop II   0 CHM 245 Inorganic Chemistry /CHM 246L   or CHM 360 Physical Chemistry /CHM 360L   4
BCH 421 Biochemistry I /BCH 421L   4 BIO 310 Genetics /BIO 310L   4
BIO 410 Cell Biology /BIO 410L  or alternate course (junior or senior year) 4 BCH 422 Biochemistry II/Molecular Biology /BCH 422L   4
Elective 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3    
       
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
CHM xxx Advanced Elective (ACS Only) 3 CHM 245 Inorganic Chemistry /CHM 246L   or CHM 360 Physical Chemistry /CHM 360L   4
SCI 420 Advanced Scientific Communication   2 Elective 3
BIO 410 Cell Biology /BIO 410L  or alternate course (junior or senior year) 4 Elective 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16

 

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