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Biochemistry BS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 04.14 BIOCHEMISTRY, CIP: 26.0202 Biochemistry)

Department of Biochemistry

955 Main Street, Suite 4102
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Buffalo, NY 14203

Mark R. O'Brian

Alfred S. Ponticelli
Director of Undergraduate Education

Associated Subjects

Completing the Biochemistry BS Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum major GPA of 3.000 required.

Most successful candidates accepted to Biochemistry exceed these minimum GPAs.

Upon acceptance into the Biochemistry BS Program, students will be assigned a Biochemistry faculty member as their academic advisor. It is the student’s responsibility to meet each semester with the advisor to discuss required coursework, fulfillment of the research requirement and discussion of career goals.

It is the student’s responsibility to review the Academic Advisement Report each semester and discuss with the advisor successful completion of the degree requirements and timely graduation.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer work will be evaluated by the student’s advisor to determine standing in the program as either an intended or approved student. Transfer work that has not directly articulated to a UB course can be evaluated provided the student supplies transcript and course materials to for the advisor to review. If approved an exception will be processed on the Academic Advisement Report.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisite courses required for admission into the Biochemistry BS program.

Required Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab
CHE 101 General Chemistry w/ CHE 113 Lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry w/ CHE 114 Lab
CHE 203/CHE 205 Organic Chemistry
CHE 204/CHE 206 Organic Chemistry
MTH 121 Survey Calculus & Applications I and MTH 122 Survey Calculus & Applications II OR MTH 141 College Calculus II and MTH 142 College Calculus II
PHY 101 College Physics I and PHY 151 College Physics I Lab OR PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 102 College Physics II and PHY 152 College Physics II Lab OR PHY 108 General Physics II and PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
BCH 401 Introduction to Life Science Research
BCH 403 Biochemical Principles
BCH 404 Research Topics in Biochemistry I
BCH 405 Research Topics in Biochemistry II
BCH 407 Research Seminar Evaluations
BCH 410 Biomedical Genetics
BCH 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Biochemistry
CHE 319/CHE 349 Physical Chemistry
One restricted chemistry elective from the following list:

Five courses (15 credits) Upper Division Restricted Electives from the following list:

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Biochemistry BS degree
Credits Required for Major90
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 29
Additional Credits Required for Electives3
Total Credits Required for Degree122

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Nov 16, 2022 15:55:15