Biochemistry, B.S., Biological Track Sample Degree Map

The Biochemistry, B.S., Biological Track degree students focus on classroom teaching and research at Fredonia. For all core courses in this program, students are required to take a national exam. Fredonia students consistently score higher on the exam than the national average. Fredonia’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society and housed in Fredonia's $60 million Science Center.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
CHEM 100 Chemistry Freshman Seminar 1
BIOL 131 Introductory Ecology & Evolution 3
BIOL 132 Introductory Ecology & Evolution Lab 1
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 125 General Chemistry Lab I 1
MATH 122 University Calculus I 4
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
BIOL 133 Introductory Cell & Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 134 Introductory Cell & Molecular Biology Lab 1
CHEM 116 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 126 General Chemistry Lab II 1
MATH 123 University Calculus II 4
FF Course 3
TOTAL 15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
BIOL 237 Genetics 3
BIOL 238 Genetics Lab 1
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry Lab 1
PHYS 230 University Physics I 4
PHYS 232 University Physics Lab I 1
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
CHEM 216 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 230 Advanced Organic Lab 1
CHEM 317 Analytical Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 327 Analytical Chemistry Lab I 1
PHYS 231 University Physics II 4
PHYS 233 University Physics Lab II 1
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
BIOL 333 Biochemistry 3
BIOL 334 Biochemistry Lab 1
CHEM 315 Intro to Physical Chemistry 3
CHEM 318 Analytical Chem Instrumental Analysis 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
CHEM 465 Advanced Experimental Biochem. Lab 2
CHEM 475 Advanced Biochemistry 3
BIOCHEM Major Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
 
TOTAL 14

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
BIOL 336 Mammalian Physiology 3
BIOL 337 Mammalian Physiology Lab 1
BIOL 380 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
CHEM 497 Seminar: Advances in Chemistry 1
BIOCHEM Major Elective 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 14

Spring Semester

Course Credits
CHEM 495 Seminar: Advances in Chemistry 1
BIOCHEM Major Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
 
TOTAL 13

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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