Major Academic Plan for B.S. in Biochemistry

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs. Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuAppropriate placement score 
GE Objective 3: MATH 1170 4 C-GEF, S, SuMATH 1144, MATH 1147, or appropriate test score 
GE Objective 5: CHEM 1111 & CHEM 1111L 5 C-GEF, S, SuMATH 1144, MATH 1147, or appropriate test score 
Objective 5: BIOL 1101 & BIOL 1101L 4 C-GEF, S, SuMATH 1108 or appropriate test score 
Semester Total16
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GEF, S, SuENGL 1101 or equivalent 
BIOL 1102
1102L Biology II
and Biology II Lab
4 C- F, SBIOL 1101 & 1101L
CHEM 1112
1112L General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4 C- F, S, SuCHEM 1111 & 1111L, MATH 1143 or equivalent
MATH 1175 Calculus II 4 C- F, S, SuMATH 1170. 
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3 C-GEF, S, Su  
BIOL 2235
2235L General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab 1
4    F, SBIOL 1101, BIOL 1102, CHEM 1112
CHEM 3301
CHEM 3303 Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4 C-UMF, SCHEM 1112 & 1112L or permission of instructor
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1113 General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory 2
4 C- F, SMATH 1142 or MATH 1147 or appropriate test score 
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
BIOL 3358 Genetics 3 C-UMF, SBIOL 2235 or BIOL 2206 
CHEM 2232
CHEM 2234 Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
4 C- SCHEM 1112/L, MATH 1160 or 1170
CHEM 3302
CHEM 3304 Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4 C- SCHEM 3301 & 3303
PHYS 1112
PHYS 1114 General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory 2
4 C- FPHYS 1111 & 1113 
Semester Total15
Fifth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GEF, S, Su  
BIOL 4445 Biochemistry I
or CHEM 4445 Biochemistry I
3  UMFBIOL 1101 and CHEM 3302. 
CHEM 3341 Topics in Physical Chemistry I 3 3 C-UMFCHEM 1112 & 1112L, PHYS 1112 or 2211, MATH 1160 or 1175 
BIOL electives from approved list 4 C- F, SSee Course Description 
CHEM electives from approved list 4 C- F, SSee Course Description 
Semester Total17
Sixth Semester
GE Objective 4 3  GEF, S  
BIOL 4437 Experimental Biochemistry
or CHEM 4438 Experimental Biochemistry
1 C-UMSBIOL 4432 or CHEM 4445
BIOL 4447 Biochemistry II
or CHEM 4447 Biochemistry II
3 C-  SBIOL/CHEM 4445 
CHEM 3342 Topics in Physical Chemistry II 3 3 C-UMSCHEM 3341 
BIOL electives from approved list 4 C-UMF, SSee Course Description 
Semester Total14
Seventh Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GEF, S, Su  
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GEF, S, Su  
BIOL 4444
4444L Cell and Molecular Biology
and Cell and Molecular Biology Lab
4 C-UMFBIOL 3358 & CHEM 3302
CHEM electives from approved list 4 C- F, SSee Course Description 
Semester Total14
Eighth Semester
GE Objective 4 3  GEF, S, Su  
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
BIOL 4498 Seminar in Biochemistry
or CHEM 4498 Seminar in Biochemistry
1 C-UMF, S Senior standing or permission of instructor
BIOL or CHEM elective from approved list 4 C- F, SSee Course Description 
Free Elective 3      
Semester Total14
Total120
MAP Credit SummaryCredits
Major77
General Education40
Electives to reach 120 credits3
Total120