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Biochemistry Plan of Study

Biochemistry Major: Bach Sci | Biochemistry Major - Support: Bach Sci
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Biochemistry Major: Bach Sci

   

   Major Courses (38 cr. to be chosen)

   
      CHM 1110   General Chemistry I 4 cr.  Principles of chemistry, including atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution concepts, acid-base theory, redox processes, and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1010 with grade of C (2.0) or better; one year of high school algebra or MTH 1040 with grade of C (2.0) or better. Two years of high school algebra highly recommended, or MTH 1040 and 1050 with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
      CHM 1120   General Chemistry II 4 cr.  Principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium systems, proton transfer, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory projects related to each major subject area. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or equivalent; MTH 1050 or equivalent. 
      CHM 2210   Organic Chemistry I 4 cr.  Structure and classification of compounds of carbon, with stress on the aliphatics; IUPAC nomenclature; properties, characteristic reactions of the common functional groups, especially of the oxygen functions; concepts of stereochemistry; introduction to mechanisms; stress on Bronsted and Lewis acid/base processes. Laboratory exercises directed to demonstration of mechanistic processes. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      CHM 2220   Organic Chemistry II 4 cr.  More extensive study of reaction mechanisms, aromatics, spectroscopy, and polymerization. Laboratory exercises directed to aromatic substitution reactions, chromatography, and systematic identification of organic functional groups. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 and CHM 2210; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      CHM 3310   Quantitative Analysis 4 cr.  Theory and techniques of classical quantitative analysis, including acquisition and evaluation of analytical data from gravimetry, titrimetry, potentiometry, and spectrophotometry techniques. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 1120, CHM 2210, MTH 1210 or equivalent. 
      CHM 3610   Biochemistry I (BIO/CHM*) 4 cr.  Principles of biochemistry; major metabolic and biosynthetic pathways; structure and conformation of biological molecules and their molecular biology. Laboratory exercises in enzyme kinetics, electrophoresis, chromatography, and DNA isolation and manipulation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 2210. 
      CHM 3620   Biochemistry II (BIO/CHM*) 4 cr.  Advanced treatment of modern topics, including DNA structure and function; gene control; recombinant techniques; and newer techniques of protein design and engineering. Laboratory exercises in molecular cloning, transformation, DNA transfer techniques, immunoprecipitation, and mutagenesis studies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 2210, and CHM 3610. 
      CHM 4410   Physical Chemistry I 4 cr.  Chemical thermodynamics and phase equilibria; thermodynamics and kinetic theory. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 312, PHY 271 
      CHM 4420   Physical Chemistry II 4 cr.  Atomic and molecular structure, quantum theory and mechanics, analytical spectroscopy, selection rules, photochemistry. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 4410; MTH 2510, MTH 2520; PHY 2530 or PHY 2630, PHY 2540 or PHY 2640. 
      CHM 4950   Senior Seminar 2 cr.  Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor and Departmental Chair 
Biochemistry Major - Support: Bach Sci    

   Support Courses (32 cr. to be chosen)

   
      BIO 2250   Basic Human Physiology 3 cr.  Non-laboratory study of the functioning of the body systems considering the integration and control of life processes in the cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Not applicable to Biology major but may be applied to Biology minor. 
      BIO 2260   Microbiology 4 cr.  Fundamental principles of microbiology with emphasis on the biology of bacteria and other microbes (metabolism, genetics, growth, and death), their ecological relationships in natural and controlled environments, and the interactions of pathogenic microorganisms and their human and animal hosts. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or CHM 1610; and BIO 1030 or BIO 2250 or BIO 2450. 
      BIO 3010   Genetics 4 cr.  Principles of genetic theory that provide a working knowledge of the three divisions of genetics: transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and population genetics. Topics include cell division, principles of heredity, statistical analysis, microbial genetics, cancer genetics, genetics in metabolism, development and behavior, and genetic engineering. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1030 or BIO 2260; MTH 2350. 
      MIS 2800   Introduction to Visual Basic Programming 4 cr.  Robert Morris University transfer course. This course provides the student with experience in using the microcomputer as a problem-solving tool. The primary feature is the development of well-structured, user-friendly applications using the Visual Basic programming language. Concise problem analysis, logic development, and programming techniques are emphasized. Programming competency in Visual Basic is developed and applied to a wide range of potential business and other applications. Topics ranging from introductory programming concepts through various file creation/manipulation/update applications are presented and practiced. Prerequisite: INFS1050 or INFS2010 or INFS2110 or INFS2130 or INFS3140 or INFS3184 or INFS3151 or MATH2070 
      MTH 2510   Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 cr.  Topics include a study of limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of derivatives, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: MTH 1210 or departmental approval. Computer Science majors must complete this course with a grade of C (2.0) or better within the first 20 semester hours of their major. 
      MTH 2520   Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4 cr.  Derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, L'Hopital's Rule, sequences, series, convergence, divergence, power series, Taylor and Maclaurin Series, differentiation and integration of power series. Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 201 

      PHY 2530/2630 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)

   
         PHY 2530   General Physics I 4 cr.  Fundamental methods of mechanics, molecular physics, heat, and sound. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Fall Semester.) 
         PHY 2630   Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4 cr.  For students planning to major in engineering, pre-medicine, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Motion and Newton’s laws, energy, momentum, rigid-body mechanics, gravitation, simple harmonic motion, waves and sound, and thermal physics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite or corequisite: MTH 2510. 

      PHY 2540/2640 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)

   
         PHY 2540   General Physics II 4 cr.  Fundamental methods and principles of magnetism, electricity, optics, light, and atomic physics. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Winter Semester.) 
         PHY 2640   Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4 cr.  For students planning to major in engineering, pre-medicine, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, geometrical and wave optics, and the essence of modern physics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory three hours weekly. Prerequisites: MTH 2510 and PHY 2630. 
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