Biochemistry Program


Department of Biochemistry
204 Houghton Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716)-673-3287
Matthew.Fountain
@fredonia.edu

 


Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry

   Core Courses

BI 131-132

Principles of Biology I & II and BI 133/134 Labs

8

CH 115-116

General Chemistry I & II and CH 125-126 Labs

8

CH 215-216

Organic Chemistry I & II and CH 225-226 Labs

8

BI 237/238

Genetics & Lab

4

CH 317/327

Analytical Chemistry I & Lab

4

BI 333/334

Biochemistry & Lab

4

CH/BI 465

Advanced Experimental Biochemistry

2

BI 470

Advanced Biochemistry

3

BI 436

Molecular Biology

3

CH 397

Biochemistry Seminar I

1

CH 497

Biochemistry Seminar II

1

 

Total

46 hr.

 



Track I (Chemical Emphasis)

CH 315-316

Physical Chemistry I & II and CH 325-326 (Labs)

8

MA 122-123

PH 230-231

University Calculus I & II University Physics I & II and PH 232-233(Labs)

8

8

BI and/or CH

Approved Upper-level Electives (listed below)

6

 

Total Credits

30 hr.

Track II (Biological Emphasis)

BI 335 BI 337

Mammalian Physiology & BI 337 (Lab)

4

CH 315

Physical Chemistry I

3

MA 120-121

MA 122-123

PH 121-122

PH 230-231

Survey of Calculus I & II or

University Calculus I & II

College Physics I & II and PH 123-124(Labs)

or

University Physics I & II and PH 232-233 (Labs)

6

8

8

 

8

BI and/or CH

Approved Upper-level Electives (listed below)

9

 

Total Credits

30 - 32 hr.

 

 

Approved Chemistry Electives

CH 316 & 326 Physical Chemistry II lecture (3) & with lab (4)  

CH 318 & 328 Analytical Chemistry II (3) & with lab (5)

CH 395 Introduction to Research

CH 391/491 Independent Lab Research (3)

CH 407 Organometallics (3)

CH 412 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)

CH 417 & 418 Polymer; Chemistry I & II (3)

CH 472 Inorganic Chemistry (3)

CH 481 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3)*

CH 481 Medicinal Chemistry (3)

*Must be approved my the a coordinator.

 

Approved Biology Electives

BI 336 Mammalian Physiology (3)

BI 338 Microbiology (3)

BI 435 Developmental Biology (3)

BI 440 Undergraduate Research (3)

BI 443 Plant Physiology (3)

BIO 437 Molecular Genetics Lab (2)

BI 451 Microbial Genetics (3)

BI 451 RNA Biology (3)

BI 450 Molecular Basis of Disease (3)

BI 419 Genes and Genomes (3)

No more than 3 credit hours of BI 440 or CH 391/491 can be used to satisfy BI I CH elective requirements.

 

Biochemistry Courses

 

CH/BI 470 Advanced Biochemistry

A continuation of BI 333, this course explores biochemical concepts and pathways with an emphasis on problem solving. Cellular control and coordination of biochemical pathways is emphasized in light of an advanced understanding of protein biochemistry. Lecture only. Prerequisite: BI 237 and 238 3 credit hours

BI/CH 465 Advanced Experimental Biochemistry

State-of-the-art biochemical and molecular techniques are taught within these hands-on, laboratory-based mini-courses. Potential topics include the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), oligonucleotide synthesis, DNA/protein sequencing and analysis (BLAST, DNASIS), pulse-field gel electrophoresis, gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), immunochemistry, and/or other contemporary techniques. Biochemistry majors must complete a minimum of two credits of this course. Prerequisite: BI 334 1 hour credit each

BI/CH 397 Chemistry Seminar I

Current biochemical research papers are analyzed in a "journal club" (open discussion) format. This course will help students to develop critical reading skills and underscore how arrays of biochemical techniques are applied to address a research problem.Faculty from both departments participate in this seminar. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the program. 1 hour credit

BI/CH 497 Chemistry Seminar II

Students prepare oral presentations based on an assessment of current biochemical research papers.This course will help students to further develop critical reading and scientific communication skills. Faculty from both departments participate in this seminar. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the program. 1 hour credit


Chemistry Track (Credit hours in parentheses)
Year One
Fall Spring
BI 131/132 Principles of Biology I & Lab(4) BI 133/134 Principles of Biology II & Lab (4)
CH 115 & 125 General Chemistry I& Lab (4) CH116 & 126 General Chemistry II & Lab (4)
MA 122 University Calculus I (4)                     
MA 123 University Calculus II (4)
EN 100 Composition (3)                               
PH 230 & 232 University Physics I (4)
Total: 15 credit hours Total: 16 credit hours
Year Two
Fall Spring
CH 215 & 225 Organic Chemistry I (4)     
CH 317 & 327 Analytical Chemistry I (4)  
PH 231 & 233 University Physics II (4)        
CH 216 & 230 Organic Chemistry II (4)
BI 237/238 Genetics & Lab (4)
CS 105 (or equivalent CCC) (3)
CCC (3) CCC(3)
Total: 15 credit hours Total: 14 credit hours
Year Three
Fall Spring
BI 333 & 334 Biochemistry & Lab (4)                  
BI 470 Advanced Biochemistry (3)

CH 315 & 325 Physical Chemistry (4)                              

CH316 & 326 Physical Chemistry II (4)
CCC (3) BI 465 Advanced Experimental Biochemistry (2)
CCC (3) Elective (3)
CCC (3) CCC (3)
Total: 17 credit hours Total: 15 credit hours
Year Four
Fall Spring
  436 Molecular Biology (3)
BI or CH Approved Elective (3) CCC/Elective (3)
Elective (3) CCC/Elective (3)
CCC/Elective (3) Elective (3)
CH/BI 397 Chemistry Seminar I (1) CH/BI Chemistry Seminar II (1)
Elective (3)  
Total: 13 credit hours Total: 13 credit hours




Biological Track
(Credit hours in parentheses)
Year One
Fall Spring
BI 131/132 Principles of Biology I & Lab(4) BI 133/134 Principles of Biology II & Lab (4)
CH 115 & 125 General Chemistry I (4) CH116 & 126 General Chemistry II (4)
MA 120 Survey of Calculus I (3) MA 121 Survey of Calculus II (3)
EN 100 Composition (3) CCC (3)
Total: 14 credit hours Total: 14 credit hours
Year Two
Fall Spring
CH 215 & 225 Organic Chemistry I (4) CH 317 & 327 Analytical Chemistry I (4)
PH 121 & 123 College Physics I (4) CH 216 &230 Organic Chemistry II (4)
CS 105 (or equivalent CCC ID) (3) PH 121 &123 College Physics II (4)
BI 237/238 Genetics (4) CCC (3)
Total: 15 credit hours Total: 15 credit hours
Year Three
Fall
Spring
BI333 & 334 Biochemistry(4)              
BI 370 Advanced Biochemistry (3)
CH 315 Physical Chemistry I                                
BI 436 Molecular Biology (3)
CCC (3) BI 465 Advanced Experimental Biochemistry (2)
CCC (3) CCC (3)
CCC (3) Elective (3)
Total: 16 credit hours Total: 14 credit hours
Year Four
Fall Spring
BI or CH Approved Elective (3)
BI or CH Approved Elective (3)
BI or CH Approved Elective (3) CCC (3)/Elective(3)
CCC (3) CCC (3)
CH/BI 397 Biochemistry Seminar I (1) BI 336 & 337 Mammalian Physiology (4)
Elective (3) Elective (3)
Elective (3) CH/BI Biochemistry Seminar II (1)
Total: 15 credit hours Total: 17 credit hours

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