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B.S. in Biochemistry with a Concentration in Forensic Science

Requirements (79 credits)

Required Courses (63 credits)

CHEM113Introduction to Forensic Science Techniques

2

CHEM151General Chemistry I

4

CHEM153General Chemistry II

4

CHEM211Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM213Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM301Physical Chemistry I

4

CHEM323Biochemistry I

3

CHEM323LLab:Biochemistry I

1

CHEM325Biochemistry II

4

CHEM337Senior Research

4

CHEM433Coordinating Seminar: Senior

1

BIO111Fundamentals of Biology I

4

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

BIO209Microbiology

4

BIO251Cellular Biology

4

BIO413Molecular Biology Techniques

4

JUS101Introduction to Justice Studies

3

JUS231Criminal Procedure

4

CHEM113 or equivalent approved by the program chairperson

Related Requirements (16 credits)

MATH151Calculus I

4

MATH153Calculus II

4

PHYS149General Physics I

4

PHYS153General Physics II

4

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Four-Year Degree Plan: BS in Biochemistry with Concentration in Forensic Science

First Year

Fall Semester (18 Credits)

CHEM151General Chemistry I

4

MATH149Pre-Calculus Math

4

BIO111Fundamentals of Biology I

4

General Education

6

Spring Semester (18 Credits)

CHEM153General Chemistry II

4

MATH151Calculus I

4

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

General Education

6

Second Year

Fall Semester (16 Credits)

CHEM211Organic Chemistry I

4

MATH153Calculus II

4

BIO209Microbiology

4

 

JUS101Introduction to Justice Studies

3

or

General Education

4

Spring Semester (16 Credits)

CHEM213Organic Chemistry II

4

BIO251Cellular Biology

4

 

CHEM113Introduction to Forensic Science Techniques

2

or

General Education

4

 

General Education

4

Third Year

Fall Semester (12 Credits)

BIO413Molecular Biology Techniques

4

or

CHEM323Biochemistry I

3

CHEM323LLab:Biochemistry I

1

 

PHYS149General Physics I

4

 

CHEM337Senior Research

4

or

JUS101Introduction to Justice Studies

3

Spring Semester (12 Credits)

CHEM325Biochemistry II

4

or

CHEM301Physical Chemistry I

4

 

PHYS153General Physics II

4

 

CHEM337Senior Research

4

or

CHEM113Introduction to Forensic Science Techniques

2

or

General Education

4

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (13 Credits)

BIO413Molecular Biology Techniques

4

or

CHEM323Biochemistry I

3

CHEM323LLab:Biochemistry I

1

 

CHEM433Coordinating Seminar: Senior

1

 

PHYS149General Physics I

4

 

CHEM337Senior Research

4

or

JUS101Introduction to Justice Studies

3

Spring Semester (16 Credits)

CHEM325Biochemistry II

4

or

CHEM301Physical Chemistry I

4

 

PHYS153General Physics II

4

 

CHEM337Senior Research

4

or

CHEM113Introduction to Forensic Science Techniques

2

or

General Education

4

Capstone Requirement

Students will fulfill the capstone requirement by the successful completion of two comprehensive examinations: one written and one oral. Preparation for the comprehensive examinations will be offered through CHEM433.