This concentration augments the General Biochemistry Concentration with additional coursework in anatomy and physiology, the biochemistry of disease, and medical internship by requiring an additional 14-15 credits of concentration-specific coursework. The Health and Medical Sciences concentration is geared toward students interested in medical, veterinary, or dentistry careers.

Effective Fall 2016

A minimum grade of C (2.000) must be earned for BC 493 and all biochemistry (BC) and LIFE subject code lecture and laboratory courses at or above the 200-level required in the biochemistry major.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BC 192Biochemistry Freshman Seminar 2
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A4
LIFE 201BIntroductory Genetics: Molecular/Immunological/Developmental (GT-SC2)3A3
LIFE 203Introductory Genetics Laboratory 2
Select one group from the following: 8
Group A:
  
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B 
Group B:
  
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B 
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
BMS 300 or 360Principles of Human Physiology
Fundamentals of Physiology
 4
CHEM 341Modern Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 343Modern Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 344Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
LIFE 210Introductory Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
LIFE 212Introductory Cell Biology Laboratory 2
Select one from the following: 5
General Physics I (GT-SC1)3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A 
Advanced Writing23
AUCC Category 3 courses13B-3E6
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
BC 401Comprehensive Biochemistry I4A3
BC 403Comprehensive Biochemistry II4B3
BC 404Comprehensive Biochemistry Laboratory4B2
Select one from the following: 3
Mentored Research  
Internship  
Independent Study  
BMS 301 or 305Human Gross Anatomy
Domestic Animal Gross Anatomy
 4-5
Select one from the following: 5
General Physics II (GT-SC1)3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A 
STAT 301 or 307Introduction to Statistical Methods
Introduction to Biostatistics
 3
AUCC Category 3 courses13B-3E3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 29-30
Senior
 
BC 411Physical Biochemistry 4
BC 463Molecular Genetics 3
BC 465Molecular Regulation of Cell Function 3
BC 467Biochemistry of Disease 3
BC 493Senior Seminar4A,4C1
BC 499A or 499CThesis: Laboratory Research-Based
Thesis: Literature-based in Health and Med Sci
4C3
AUCC Category 3 courses13B-3E6
Electives2 5-6
 Total Credits 28-29
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Select from the list of courses in categories 3B-3E (six credits [two courses] must come from 3B; one course each from categories 3C, 3D, and 3E) in the AUCC. Only 3 of the 6 credits required for Arts and Humanities may come from intermediate (L*** 200 and L*** 201) foreign language courses.

2

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level). 

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER:   The curriculum for the Biochemistry major ‐ Health and Medical Sciences concentration assumes students enter college prepared to begin a year‐long calculus sequence (either MATH 155/MATH 255 or MATH 160/MATH 161) in the first semester of their first year.  LIFE 102 requires high school chemistry as a prerequisite; CHEM 111 requires Algebra II as a prerequisite (this prerequisite is met by having Algebra II by test credit, transfer credit, or placement out of MATH 117 and MATH 118 on Math Placement Exam).
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BC 192Biochemistry Freshman Seminar   2
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)X 3A1
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)X 3A4
Select one course from the following:   4
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B 
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 113General Chemistry IIX  3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab IIX  1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
LIFE 201BIntroductory Genetics: Molecular/Immunological/Developmental (GT-SC2)X 3A3
LIFE 203Introductory Genetics LaboratoryX  2
Select one course from the following:   4
Calculus for Biological Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B 
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   4
Principles of Human Physiology    
Fundamentals of Physiology    
CHEM 341Modern Organic Chemistry IX  3
LIFE 210Introductory Eukaryotic Cell BiologyX  3
LIFE 212Introductory Cell Biology LaboratoryX  2
AUCC Category 3 courses  3B, 3C, 3D, 3E3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 343Modern Organic Chemistry IIX  3
CHEM 344Modern Organic Chemistry LaboratoryX  2
Select one course from the following:   5
General Physics I (GT-SC1)X 3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)X 3A 
Advanced Writing  23
AUCC Category 3 courses  3B, 3C, 3D, 3E3
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BC 401Comprehensive Biochemistry IX 4A3
Select one course from the following:   5
General Physics II (GT-SC1) X3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1) X3A 
Select one course from the following:   3
Introduction to Statistical Methods X  
Introduction to Biostatistics X  
AUCC Category 3 courses  3B, 3C, 3D, 3E3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BC 403Comprehensive Biochemistry IIX 4B3
BC 404Comprehensive Biochemistry Laboratory X4B2
Select one course from the following:   3
Mentored Research    
Internship    
Independent Study    
Select one course from the following:   4-5
Human Gross Anatomy    
Domestic Animal Gross Anatomy    
Elective   3
PH 122 or PH 142 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BC 411Physical BiochemistryX  4
BC 463Molecular GeneticsX  3
BC 493Senior SeminarX 4A,4C1
AUCC Category 3 courses X 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E6
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BC 465Molecular Regulation of Cell FunctionX  3
BC 467Biochemistry of DiseaseX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
Thesis: Laboratory Research-BasedX 4C 
Thesis: Literature-based in Health and Med SciX 4C 
ElectivesX  5-6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120