College of Arts and Sciences

Chemical Biology

Curriculum

The University has recently undergone a curriculum change. As a result of this change, we have two different sets of requirements:  one that is applicable for students who entered SJU before the fall of 2010, and a new set for students who entered SJU in or after the fall of 2010. You can learn about both of these sets of requirements here.

REQUIREMENTS FOR B.S. DEGREE IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY - GEP
For students who entered SJU in the fall of 2010 or later, or transfer students who entered SJU in the fall of 2010 with 14 or fewer credits:

GEP Signature Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GEP Variable Courses (See Curricula): six to nine courses, including

Mathematics:
MAT 155 Fundamentals of Calculus
or
MAT 161 Calculus I

Natural Science:
PHY 101 General Physics I
PHY 101L General Physics Laboratory I
or
PHY 105 University Physics I
PHY 105L University Physics Laboratory I

GEP Overlays (See Curricula): three courses

GEP Integrative Learning Component: three courses
Mathematics:
Any one of the following Mathematics courses
MAT 156 Applied Calculus II
or
MAT 128 Applied Statistics
or 
MAT 162 Calculus II 

Physics:
Any one of the following Physics courses
PHY 102 General Physics II
PHY 102L General Physics Laboratory II
or
PHY 106 University Physics II
PHY 106L University Physics Laboratory II

Biology:
BIO 101 Biology I: Cells

GEP Electives: at least six courses

Major Concentration: fourteen courses

Biology
BIO 102 Biology II: Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Biology III: Organismic Biology
Any three of the following Biology courses:
BIO 402 Advanced Cell Biology
BIO 410 Light and Electron Microscopy
BIO 411 Molecular Genetics
BIO 412 Neurobiology
BIO 415 Immunology
BIO 416 Microbiology

Chemistry
CHM 120-125 General Chemistry I-II
or
CHM 121-126 General Chemistry Honors I-II
CHM 120L-125L General Chemistry Laboratory I-II
CHM 330 Instrumental Analysis
CHM 330L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
CHM 210-215 Organic Chemistry I-II
CHM 210L-215L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I-II
CHM 320 Physical Chemistry for Chemical Biology I

Any one of the following Chemistry courses:
CHM 400 Biogeochemistry
CHM 420 Environmental Chemistry
CHM 430 Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry
CHM 440 Organometallic Chemistry
CHM 480 Role of Metal Ions in Biology
CHM 490 Spectroscopy

One course from the following:
BIO 404 Biochemistry
or
CHM 340 Biochemistry
CHM 340L Biochemistry Laboratory

One course from the following:
BIO 493 or 494 Undergraduate Research
or
CHM 493 Senior Research I
or
CHM 494 Senior Research II

A Chemical Biology major must register for BIO 390 Biology Seminar or CHM 390 Chemistry Seminar each semester as a junior and a senior.

Requirements for Departmental Honors

The requirements for honors in Chemical Biology are found under Honors Program and in the brochure published annually by the Director of the Honors program.