Degree Requirements

Due to the implementation of the new General Education Program, there are currently two programs of study for the Chemical Biology major:

For students who entered SJU before the fall of 2010, or transfer students who entered SJU on the GEP curriculum:

GEP Common Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GEP University Distribution (See Curricula): fourteen courses, including

Mathematics:

MAT 155-156

Fundamentals of Calculus and Applied Calculus II

 

or

MAT 155-128

Fundamentals of Calculus and Applied Statistics

 

or

MAT 161-162

Calculus I-II

Natural Science:

PHY 101-102

General Physics I-II

PHY 101L-102L

General Physics Laboratory I-II

 

or

PHY 105-106

University Physics I-II

PHY 105L-106L

University Physics Laboratory I-II

GEP Electives: any five courses

Major Concentration: fifteen courses

Biology

BIO 101

Biology I: Cells

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

BIO 420

Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

BIO 422

Environmental 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 210-215

Organic Chemistry I-II

CHM 210L-215L

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I-II

CHM 330

Instrumental Analysis

CHM 330L

Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

CHM 320

Physical Chemistry for Chemical Biology I

And one of the following In-depth Chemistry courses:

CHM 400

Biogeochemistry

CHM 420

Environmental Chemistry

CHM 430

Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry

CHM 440

Organometallic Chemistry

CHM 480

Inorganic Biochemistry

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.

For students who entered SJU in the fall of 2010 or later, or transfer students who entered SJU on the GEP curriculum:

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 102

General Physics II

PHY 102L

General Physics Laboratory II

 

or

PHY 106

University Physics II

PHY 106L

University Physics Laboratory II

GEP Overlays (See Curricula): three courses

GEP Integrative Learning Component: three courses

Biology:

BIO 101

Biology I: Cells

Any of the following Chemistry courses (with lab):

CHM 120

General Chemistry I AND

CHM 120L

General CHemistry Laboratory I

 

Or

CHM 121

General Chemistry I Honors AND

CHM 120L

General Chenistry Laboratory I

Any one of the following Physics courses (with lab):

PHY 101

General Physics I

PHY 101L

General Physics Laboratory I

 

or

PHY 105

University Physics I

PHY 105L

University Physics Laboratory I

GEP Electives: at least six courses

Major Concentration: fourteen courses

Mathematics

MAT 128

Applied Statistics

 

Or

MAT 156

Applied Calculus II

 

OR

MAT 162

Calculus II

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

BIO 420

Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

BIO 422

Environmental Micorbiology

Chemistry

CHM 125

General Chemistry II

 

or

CHM 126

General Chemistry Honors II

CHM 125L

General Chemistry Laboratory 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

And one of the following In-depth Chemistry courses:

CHM 400

Biogeochemistry

CHM 420

Environmental Chemistry

CHM 430

Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry

CHM 440

Organometallic Chemistry

CHM 480

Inorganic Biochemistry

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.

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