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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / Biochemistry Bachelor’s Degree Program / Biochemistry Bachelor’s Degree Program Course Requirements | Ursuline - Liberal Arts College in OH

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    Biochemistry Bachelor’s Degree Program Course Requirements

    Core Course Requirements for the Biochemistry Bachelor’s Degree Program

    • BI 200 - Intro Biology Biodiversity*SC/DC

      This course provides an introduction to modern biology including biological classification, survey of biological diversity and evolutionary relationships, anatomy and physiology of plants and animals, and principles of ecology. This course with lab and BI 205 with lab provide a comprehensive two-semester sequence in general biology. REQUIRED FOR ALL BIOLOGY MAJORS. With BI 200L, fulfills Ursuline Core Curriculum Science w/Lab requirement. *SC/DC

    • BI 200L - Intro Biology Lab *SC/DC

      The Laboratory is comprised of selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BI 200 including hands on activities which afford students the opportunity to master basic biological principles, skills, and equipment used in experimental inquiry, design, analysis, and reporting. REQUIRED FOR ALL BIOLOGY MAJORS. *SC/DC

    • BI 205 - Principles Cell Biology

      This course provides an introduction to modern biology including the basic principles of molecular and cell biology, energy transfer and metabolism, cellular reproduction, genetics, and mechanisms of evolution and origin of life. This course with lab and BI 200 with lab provide a comprehensive two-semester sequence in general biology. REQUIRED FOR ALL BIOLOGY MAJORS

    • BI 205L - Principles of Cell Biology Lab

      The Laboratory is comprised of selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in BI 205 including hands on activities which afford students the opportunity to master basic biological principles, skills, and equipment used in experimental inquiry, design, analysis, and reporting. REQUIRED FOR ALL BIOLOGY MAJORS.

    • CH 105 - Principles of Chemistry I *SC/DC

      Atomic theory, molecular structure, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gases, states of matter, solutions, and applications to daily life, industry, and life processes. Required for science majors. *SC/DC

    • CH 105L - Prin of Chemistry I Lab *SC/DC

      Selected chemistry experiments. *SC/DC

    • CH 106 - Principles of Chemistry II

      Chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Required for science majors.

    • CH 106L - Principles of Chemistry II Lab

      Selected chemistry experiments.

    • CH 221 - Organic Chemistry I

      Part one of a two-semester course of study in organic chemistry. Coverage focuses on 1) structural theory of organic chemistry; 2) mechanistic theory of organic reactions; and 3) structure and reactivity profiles of organic compounds. Applications of organic reactions in synthesis and biological chemistry are highlighted.

    • CH 221L - Organic Chemistry I Lab

      Selected organic chemistry experiments.

    • CH 222 - Organic Chemistry II

      Part two of a two-semester course of study in organic chemistry. Coverage focuses on 1) structural theory of organic chemistry; 2) mechanistic theory of organic reactions; and 3) structure and reactivity profiles of organic compounds. Applications of organic reactions in synthesis and biological chemistry are highlighted.

    • CH 222L - Organic Chemistry II Lab

      Selected organic chemistry experiments.

    • CH 320 - Analytical Chemistry

      This one semester course will explore many of the diverse aspects of analytical chemistry. Analytical chemistry is the branch of chemistry dealing with measurement, both qualitative and quantitative. This discipline is also concerned with the chemical composition of samples. This course will cover analytical terminology, common spectro-chemical methods, atomic spectroscopy, separations of complex mixtures and electrochemical methods. Prerequisites: CH 106, CH 106L, MAT 221.

    • CH 422 - Biochemistry

      Structure function relationship for carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; enzymes and common mechanisms.

    • CH 422L - Biochemistry Lab

      Selected experiments involving carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. 

    • CH 423 - Biochemistry II

      This course is designed to reinforce the structure of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates introduced in Biochemistry I and apply them to human metabolic cycles. This course will focus on metabolic chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids.

    • CH 423L - Biochemistry II Lab

    • CH 487 - Undergraduate Research

      An independent laboratory research experience in chemistry.

    • MAT 221 - Calculus I *MA/DC

      This course covers functions, limits and rates of change, derivatives, application of differentiation, integrals, and applications of integration. Fulfills Ursuline Core Curriculum Math requirement. *MA/DC

    • MAT 222 - Calculus II *MA/DC

      This course covers inverse functions, techniques of integration, further applications of integration, parametric equations and polar coordinates, and infinite sequences and series. Fulfills Ursuline Core Curriculum Math requirement. *MA/DC

    • MAT 223 - Calculus III

      This course covers vectors and the geometry of space, vector functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector calculus.

    • PY 201 - General Physics I

      The first of a two-semester introductory physics course at the college algebra and elementary trigonometry level. Course topics include kinematics, heat, circular motion, vibration, waves and sound.

    • PY 201L - Gen Physics I Lab

      Selected experiments.

    • PY 202 - General Physics II

      A continuation of PY 201. Course topics include magnetism, electricity, light, optics, nuclear reactions and modern physics.

    • PY 202L - Gen Physics Lab II

      Selected experiments.

    • PY 203 - General Physics I with Calculus

      An add-on to PY 201 to include the same topics addressed from a calculus perspective.

    • PY 203L - General Physics I with Calculus Lab

    • PY 204 - General Physics II with Calculus

      An add-on to PY 202 to include the same topics addressed from a calculus perspective.

    • PY 204L - General Physics II with Calc Lab

    Three upper level courses, one of which must be a Chemistry course, and the other two selected among:

    • BI 430/Lab - Cell Biology
    • BI 335/Lab - Genetics OR
    • BI 380/Lab - Advanced Physiology and Immunology

    In addition, undergraduate students are also required to complete the Ursuline Core Curriculum.