Suggested Course Sequence

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Biochemistry, from the Natural Sciences Department section of the Daemen catalog.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 18 credits allowed for all semesters.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

MATH REQUIREMENT

Students are expected to complete MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I by the end of the second year of study. Depending upon the Math background, a student may be required to complete lower-level Math courses as a prerequisite to the required MTH144. Therefore, students should begin their Math studies in Year 1.

FIRST SEMESTER

  • BIO109/L General Biology I (3/1)
  • CHE 110/L Chemistry I (4/0)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (17)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • BIO110/L General Biology II (3/1)
  • CHE 111/L Chemistry II (4/0)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

Year 2

FIRST SEMESTER

  • CHE301/L Organic Chemistry I (3/1)
  • PHY201/L Physics I (3/1) OR 151/L General Physics I (3/1)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (14)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • CHE302/L Organic Chemistry II (3/1)
  • NSC231 Natural Science: Scientific Language and Literacy (3)
  • PHY202/L Physics II (3/1) OR 152/L General Physics II (3/1)
  • Science Elective (selected from allowed Science electives) (3-4)
  • Total Credits (14-15)

Year 3

FIRST SEMESTER

  • BCH313/L General Biochemistry (3/1)
  • CHE303/L Introduction to Physical Chemistry (4/0)* OR CHE311/L Contemporary Chemical Analysis (4/0)
  • NSC331 Natural Science Literature Survey (2)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (16)

SECOND SEMESTER

*Course offered in alternate years and may be taken in the third or fourth years.

Year 4

FIRST SEMESTER

  • CHE303/L Introduction to Physical Chemistry (4/0) * OR CHE311/L Contemporary Chemical Analysis (4/0)
  • Science Electives (2) (selected from allowed Science electives) (6-8)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (13-15)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • BCH401 Biological Organic Chemistry* (3)
  • NSC443 Natural Science Research Seminar (2)
  • Science Electives (2) (selected from allowed Science electives) (6-8)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (14-16)

*Course offered in alternate years and may be taken in the third or fourth years.