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  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Biochemistry, B.S.


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Objectives


There are two tracks available in the biochemistry major, ACS-certified track and General track.

The Bachelor of Science degree program, approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS), ACS certified track in Biochemistry, is designed to prepare the student not only for immediate entry into the profession of biochemistry at the Bachelor’s level but also for graduate study toward advanced degrees.

The Bachelor of Science degree program, General track in Biochemistry, provides the student with a flexible program that builds upon a solid fundamental knowledge in chemistry and biochemistry. Students work with their advisors/chairperson to select upper division elective courses in emphasis areas like health sciences–which include but are not limited to medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry–and areas such as forensics, environmental chemistry, education, etc.

Student learning outcomes for the biochemistry major:

  1. Students understand essential concepts in chemistry and biochemistry.
  2. Students exhibit competence in the chemistry/biochemistry laboratory.
  3. Students demonstrate the ability to think critically in analyzing scientific information and problem solving.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  5. Students are knowledgeable about career opportunities in the chemical sciences.
  6. Students appreciate the value of science to society.

Major Requirements


Lower Division Requirements: ACS-certified track and General track


Note:


A grade of at least C (2.0) is required in each of the CHEM courses. With approval of the Chairperson, MATH 131  and MATH 132 ; PHYS 101  and PHYS 201  may be substituted, as a complete package, for MATH 122  and MATH 123 ; PHYS 253  and PHYS 254 . An average of C (2.0) is required for the BIOL, MATH, and PHYS courses.

Upper Division Requirements: ACS-certified track


33 upper division semester hours of CHEM and CHEM/BIOL courses, including


At least one lecture course is required from:


The remaining semester hours


may be fulfilled with any upper division chemistry elective or upper division biology electives selected from:

Upper Division Requirements: General track


32 upper division semester hours of CHEM and CHEM/BIOL courses, including


The remaining semester hours


may be fulfilled with any upper division chemistry elective or upper division biology electives selected from:

Note:

Upper division elective courses must be approved by and developed in conjunction with your academic advisor/chairperson.

For both ACS-certified and General tracks:


Except for CHEM 390  and CHEM 490 , an average grade of C (2.0) is required for courses included in the upper division requirements of the major. All upper division courses must be completed at LMU. Strongly recommended for those intending graduate study: CHEM 397 /CHEM 497 . A maximum of 12 semester hours of Chemistry/Biochemistry Internship and/or Directed Research (CHEM 393 , CHEM 397 , CHEM 493 , CHEM 497 ) may be included toward the total baccalaureate requirement. CHEM courses with Credit/No Credit grading do not count toward the upper division elective requirements of the major.

To be eligible for the Dean’s list, students must have completed 14 semester hours at LMU for that semester.

Biochemistry Curriculum - ACS-Certified Track


(124 S.H.)

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-19 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Total: 14 semester hours*

Note:

* Dean’s List requires minimum 14 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 14-15 semester hours*

Note:

* Dean’s List requires minimum 14 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-17 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-20 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14-17 semester hours*

Note:

* Dean’s List requires minimum 14 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • CHEM 490 Chemistry Seminar 1 semester hours
  • CHEM/BIOL Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • CHEM/BIOL Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 16-19 semester hours

Total: 124 semester hours


Biochemistry Curriculum - General Track


(125 S.H.)

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-19 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Total: 14 semester hours*

Note:

* Dean’s List requires minimum 14 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 14-15 semester hours*

Note:

* Dean’s List requires minimum 14 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-17 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-20 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • CHEM 491 Chemistry Seminar 1 semester hours
  • CHEM/BIOL Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 16-20 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • CHEM 490 Chemistry Seminar 1 semester hours
  • CHEM/BIOL Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • CHEM/BIOL Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 16-19 semester hours

Total: 125 semester hours


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