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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 GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite courses.

Most successful candidates accepted to Biochemistry exceed these minimum GPAs.

Upon acceptance into the Biochemistry BS Program in the 2nd semester of the second year, 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

Two of the following three BIO courses: BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology, BIO 201 Cell Biology, and BIO 305 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry

BIO 315 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry Laboratory
CHE 101 General Chemistry w/ CHE 113 Lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry w/ CHE 114 Lab
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry
CHE 202 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, 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

Required Courses

BCH 401 Introduction to Research
BCH 403 Biochemical Principles
BCH 404 Communication Literacy in Biochemistry
BCH 405 Research Topics in Biochemistry
BCH 407 Research Presentations
BCH 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Biochemistry
CHE 319/CHE 349 Physical Chemistry
One restricted chemistry elective
300/400-level science/math electives (10 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Biochemistry BS degree
Credits Required for Major86
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 29
Additional Credits Required for Electives4
Total Credits Required for Degree120

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: Dec 05, 2019 11:40:52