This concentration augments the General Biochemistry concentration with additional coursework in physiology, microbiology, immunology, and public speaking. This concentration fulfills the prerequisite courses for admission to most pharmacy schools. It is also an appropriate concentration for a career as a medical technician.

Effective Fall 2018

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 II1B 
Group B:
  
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B 
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
CHEM 341Modern Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 343Modern Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 344Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
LIFE 210Introductory Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
LIFE 212Introductory Cell Biology Laboratory 2
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Select one course from the following: 4
Principles of Human Physiology  
Fundamentals of Physiology  
Select one course from the following: 5
General Physics I (GT-SC1)3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A 
 Total Credits 28
Junior
 
BC 401Comprehensive Biochemistry I4A3
BC 403Comprehensive Biochemistry II4B3
BMS 301Human Gross Anatomy 5
BMS 302Laboratory in Principles of Physiology 2
MIP 300General Microbiology 3
MIP 302General Microbiology Laboratory 2
Select one course from the following: 5
General Physics II (GT-SC1)3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A 
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists  
Advanced Writing23
Foundations and Perspectives13B, 3D, 3E3
 Total Credits 32
Senior
 
BC 404Comprehensive Biochemistry Laboratory4B2
BC 411Physical Biochemistry 4
BC 493Senior Seminar4A,4C1
Select one course from the following: 3
Molecular Genetics  
Molecular Regulation of Cell Function  
Select one course from the following: 3
Thesis: Laboratory Research-Based4C 
Thesis: Literature-based in Pre-Pharmacy4C 
Foundations and Perspectives13B, 3D, 3E9
Electives2 7
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER:   The curriculum for the Biochemistry major ‐ Pre-Pharmacy 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 Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists IIX 1B 
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 341Modern Organic Chemistry IX  3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
LIFE 210Introductory Eukaryotic Cell BiologyX  3
LIFE 212Introductory Cell Biology LaboratoryX  2
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 343Modern Organic Chemistry IIX  3
CHEM 344Modern Organic Chemistry LaboratoryX  2
Select one course from the following:   4
Principles of Human Physiology    
Fundamentals of Physiology    
Select one course from the following:   5
General Physics I (GT-SC1) X3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1) X3A 
 Total Credits   14
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BC 401Comprehensive Biochemistry IX 4A3
BMS 302Laboratory in Principles of Physiology   2
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    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists    
Foundations and Perspectives  3B, 3D, 3E3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BC 403Comprehensive Biochemistry IIX 4B3
BMS 301Human Gross Anatomy X 5
MIP 300General Microbiology   3
MIP 302General Microbiology Laboratory   2
Advanced Writing  23
PH 122 or PH 142 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BC 404Comprehensive Biochemistry Laboratory X4B2
BC 411Physical BiochemistryX  4
BC 493Senior SeminarX 4A,4C1
Select one course from the following:   3
Molecular GeneticsX   
  3B, 3D, 3E 
Electives   4
Students that elect to take BC 463 must do so Fall (Semester 7) and plan to take AUCC 3B, 3D, 3E (Foundations and Perspectives) in Spring (Semester 8).    
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Molecular Regulation of Cell FunctionX   
X 3B, 3D, 3E 
Select one course from the following:   3
Thesis: Laboratory Research-BasedX 4C 
Thesis: Literature-based in Pre-PharmacyX 4C 
Foundations and PerspectivesX 3B, 3C, 3D6
ElectiveX  3
Students that elect to take BC 465 must do so Spring (Semester 8) and plan to take AUCC 3B, 3D, 3E (Foundations and Perspectives) in Fall (Semester 7).X   
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