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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

B.S. Biochemistry Program

The following courses are required by the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Department for the B.S. degree in Biochemistry. Additional College of Arts & Sciences requirements and K-State 8/UGE requirements are listed below the Departmental requirements.

Departmental requirements

Suggested Term Class Chart (pdf)

Biochemistry courses

BIOCH 110 - Biochemistry & Society (3 credits)
BIOCH 521 - General Biochemistry (3 credits)
BIOCH 522 - General Biochemistry Lab (3 credits)
BIOCH 755 - Biochemistry 1 (3 credits)
BIOCH 756 - Biochemistry 1 Laboratory (2 credits)
BIOCH 765 - Biochemistry 2 (3 credits)
BIOCH 775 - Molecular Biophysics (3 credits)

Chemistry courses

CHM 210 - Chemistry 1 (4 credits)
CHM 230 - Chemistry 2 (4 credits)
CHM 371 - Chemical Analysis (4 credits)
[CHM 220 & CHM 250 - Honors Chemistry 1 & 2 (10 credits) may be substituted for CHM 210, 230 & 371]

CHM 350 - General Organic Chemistry (3 credits)
CHM 351 - General Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)
[CHM 531, 532, 550 - Organic Chem 1, Organic Chem Lab & Organic Chem 2 (8 credits) may be substituted for CHM 350, 351. CHM 550 (3 credits) will count toward electives.]

CHM 500 - General Physical Chemistry (3 credits)

Biology courses

BIOL 198 - Principles of Biology (4 credits)
BIOL 450 - Modern Genetics (4 credits)
BIOL 455 - General Microbiology (4 credits)
BIOL 541 - Cell Biology (3 credits)

Physics courses

PHYS 113 - General Physics 1 (4 credits)
PHYS 114 - General Physics 2 (4 credits)
[PHYS 213 & 214 Engineering Physics 1 & 2 (10 credits) may be substituted for PHYS 113 & 114]

Mathematics courses

MATH 220 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (4 credits)
MATH 221 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (4 credits)

Statistics course

STAT 703 - Statistical Methods for Natural Sciences (3 credits)

Research

BIOCH 799 - Problems in Biochem (Variable) 2 credits required.
[Advanced Biochemistry Labs BIOCH 757 NMR, 758 Protein Structure, 766, 767 Recombinant DNA 1 & 2 MAY be applied toward the research requirement.]

Upper-division electives

12 Credits of BIOCH, BIOL, CHM, CIS, OR STAT 500 to 799,
MATH 222 Analytical Geometry and Calculus 3,
or MATH 340 Differential Equations

GPA requirement in science and mathematics courses

To graduate, a student must have a grade of C or better in all science and mathematics courses required for the degree, including transfer courses, as specified below. In addition, to graduate a student must have a 2.2 GPA in required science and mathematics courses taken at K-State.

Note: The courses in the above list satisfy the natural sciences and quantitative reasoning requirements shown in the general requirements for the B.S. degree.

College of Arts & Sciences course requirements

English and Communication courses

Three courses, 8 credit hours minimum. Purpose: to give students practice in oral presentation and in writing and analyzing expository and argumentative prose.

ENGL 100 - Expository Writing 1 (3 credits)
ENGL 200 - Expository Writing 2 (3 credits)

AND

COMM 105 - Public Speaking 1A (2 credits)
Or
COMM 106 - Public Speaking 1 (3 credits)

Humanities courses

Four courses, one course for each section, 11 credit hours minimum:

Fine arts (one course)
Philosophy (one course)
Western heritage (one course)
Literary or rhetorical arts (one course)

Consult Course Catalog for specific courses in each of these areas.

Social sciences courses

Four courses, 12 credit hours minimum, from at least three disciplines. A wide range of choices available. One of these courses often satisfies the International studies overlay requirement.

Consult Course Catalog for specific courses in each of these areas.

Additional requirements for B.S. degree in Biochemistry

K-State 8 (or UGE requirements for enrollment prior to fall 2011)
Course requirement guidelines

Each student must successfully complete credit-bearing courses/experiences to cover all of the K-State 8 areas (or UGE requirements). Some of the K-State 8 areas/courses may be covered in the student's major.

Note: The humanities and social sciences requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences along with our Biochemistry Major requirements will usually meet the K-State 8 and/or the UGE requirements.

Total hours required for graduation = 120 credit hours