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BS in Biochemistry Courses

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry major requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15-16 hours based on eight semesters (Biochemistry suggested four-year plan).

General Education Requirements – 42 credit hours

BIO 114 Principles of Biology I
CH 104 General Chemistry I
CH 114 General Chemistry II
CH 202 Introduction to Chemical Literature and Communication
ENG 103 English Composition I

ENG 113 English Composition II
 OR ENG 133 Technical Communication

ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
MA 134 Calculus I
MA 253 Statistics
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
SP 203 Effective Speaking
 OR COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
Social Sciences Elective - 3 credit hours

Program Requirements – 46 credit hours

Biochemistry Core

CH 204 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory
CH 214 Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory
CH 234 Quantitative Chemical Analysis and Laboratory
CH 302 Professional Practice in Science
CH 324 Chemical Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory
CH 434 Biochemistry I and Laboratory
CH 444 Biochemistry II and Laboratory
BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory
BIO 343 Cell Biology
BIO 364 Toxicology and Laboratory
BIO 414 Genetics and Laboratory
BIO 454 Molecular Biology and Laboratory
UE 101 University Experience

Choose one of the following tracks in addition to the Biochemistry Core

Traditional Track - 32 credit hours
CH 351 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
CH 353 Physical Chemistry I
MA 164 Calculus II
MA 213 Calculus III
PH 224 University Physics I and Laboratory
PH 234 University Physics II and Laboratory
SCI 412 Senior Research Seminar
SCI 422 Senior Research Project
Science electives - 4 credit hours
Unrestrictive electives - 5 credit hours

Physician Assistant Track - 32 credit hours
BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Laboratory
BIO 163 Medical Terminology
BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Laboratory
BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II & Laboratory
*SCI 434 Science Internship
**Science Elective - 8 credit hours
Unrestrictive electives - 5 credit hours

*Must give students experience in a health science field
**For students in the accelerated 3 year program, these credits will be their first year in the Trine Physician Assistant program.

Pre-Medical Track - 32 credit hours
MA 164 Calculus II
MA 213 Calculus III
CH 351 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
CH 353 Physical Chemistry I
PH 224 University Physics I and Laboratory
PH 234 University Physics II and Laboratory
SOC 103 - Principles of Sociology
PHL 313 - Ethics
SCI 412 Senior Research Seminar
   and SCI 422 Senior Research Project
 OR SCI 434 Science Internship
Science Elective - 3 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.