Biochemistry Concentration

Below is a sample of a bio chemistry program in Comprehensive Science, subject to variation at the discretion of the student and the student's advisor:

Freshmen Year

First Semester Crs. Second Semester Crs.
MAT 1500 - Calculus I 4 MAT 1505 - Calculus II 4
BIO 2105 - General Biology I 4 BIO 2106 - General Biology II 4
ACS 1000 - Traditions in Conversation 3 ACS 1001 - Modernity & Its Discontents 3
CHM 1151 - General Chemistry I , CHM 1103 - General Chemistry Lab I 5 CHM 1152 - General Chemistry II , CHM 1104 - General Chemistry Lab II 5
Core Language 3 Core Language 3
Total Credits 19 Total Credits 19

Sophomore Year

First Semester Crs. Second Semester Crs.
MAT 2500 - Calculus III 4 MAT 2705 - Diff Equation with Linear Alg 4
CHM 2201 - Organic Chemistry Lab I , CHM 2211 - Organic Chemistry I 4 CHM 2202 - Organic Chemistry Lab II , CHM 2212 - Organic Chemistry II 4
PHY 2410 - University Phy:Mechanics , PHY 2411 - Lab: Mechanics 4 PHY 2412 - Univ Physics: Elec & Mag , PHY 2413 - Lab: Elec & Magnetism 4
ENG 1050 - The Literary Experience 3 THL 1050 - Christian Theology: An Intro or THL 1051 - Christianity in History 3
PHI 1050 - Intro to Philosophy 3 HIS 1050 - Themes in Modern World History or HIS 1040 - Themes Pre Mod World History 3
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 18

Junior Year

First Semester Crs. Second Semester Crs.
CHM 3401 - Physical Chem Lab I
CHM 3411
- Physical Chemistry I
4 CHM 3403 - Physical Chem Lab for Majors,
CHM 3412
- Physical Chemistry II
5
BIO 3351 - Genetics 3 CHM 4601 - Survey Biochemistry Lab, CHM 4611 - Survey of Biochemistry 4
Advanced Philosophy 3 Advanced Literature 3
ETH 2050 - Eth Trad & Contemp Life 3 Advanced History 3
CSC 1051 - Algorithms & Data Struc I 4 Social Science 3
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 18

Senior Year

First Semester Crs. Second Semester Crs.
BIO 5100 - Senior Seminar 3 Advanced Social Science 4
Social Science 3 Fine Arts 3
Humanities 3 Elective 3
Advanced Theology 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16

Special Notes

Qualified students are encouraged to request permission to substitute CHM 4621 - Biochemistry I: Structure , CHM 4622 - Biochemistry II: Metabolism.

Students desiring a more intensive introduction to analytical chemistry may substitute CHM 1502 - Quant Anal Lab + CHM 1512 - Quantitative Analysis , and CHM CHM 3501 - Instrumental Analysis Lab + CHM 3511 - Instrumental Analysis . Such students will fulfill both the analytical chemistry requirement and one science elective course.

Approved science electives are as follows:

BIO 4505 - Molecular Biology

BIO 4285 - Developmental Biology

BIO 3055 - Animal Physiology

BIO 3801 - Plant Physiology

BIO 3802 - Plant Physiology Lab

CSC 1051 - Algorithms & Data Struc I

CSC 1052 - Algorithms & Data Struc II

CHM 4623 - Biochemistry III

MAT 4310 - Stat Methods

PHY 2413 - Lab: Elec & Magnetism

PHY 2415 - Lab: Thermodynamics

BSC majors must:

Plan their academic program in accord with the requirements set forth in the Villanova University Bulletin Undergraduate Full-Time Studies.

Satisfy the requirements of the Core Program of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sample four-year plan for taking the required courses for the BSC major are available for the various concentrations offered through the program.

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