Forensic Sciences Option in Biochemistry Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in biochemistry and for entry into the biology, chemistry or crime scene investigation track of the forensic sciences master's program. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement. Courses with one or more pre-or co-requisites are listed in the course description.

Major Requirements:

BIO 113

BIO 113L

Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics

Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics Lab

BIO 230

Genetics

BIOCH 327

Biochemistry

BIOCH 327L

Biochemistry Lab

BIOCH 427

Advanced Biochemistry

CHEM 115

General Chemistry I

CHEM 115L

CHEM 115S

General Chemistry I Laboratory

General Chemistry I SoLVE

CHEM 116

General Chemistry II

CHEM 116L

CHEM 116S

General Chemistry II Laboratory

General Chemistry II SoLVE

CHEM 210

CHEM 210L

Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 211

CHEM 211L

Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 213

Electronic Literature Searching

Elective courses Group 1

Select two from the following list: (Students interested in the chemistry track must choose CHEM 333; students interested in the biology track must choose BIO 310 or BIO 330)

BIO 310

Cell Biology

BIO 330

Molecular Genetics

CHEM 333

Physical Chemistry

Elective courses Group 2

Select three from the following list:

(one must be CHEM, one must be BIO and at least two of the courses must be at the 300 level or higher; advisors help students choose electives based on the desired graduate track):

BIO 203

Microbiology

BIO 255

Techniques in Molecular Biology

BIO 310

Cell Biology (if not used as a group 1 elective)

BIO 330

Molecular Genetics (if not used as a group 1 elective)

BIO 335

Immunology

BIO 355

Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology

BIO 430

Bioinformatics

BIOCH 365

Independent Research in Biochemistry

CHEM 310/310L

Analytical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry Lab

CHEM 320/320L

Inorganic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry Lab

CHEM 330/330L

Advanced Organic Chemistry and

 

Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab

CHEM 333

Physical Chemistry (if not used as a group 1 elective)

CHEM 340

Medicinal Chemistry

CHEM 410/410L

Instrumental Analysis and Instrumental Analysis Lab

CHEM 431/431L

Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and

 

Physical Chem: Quantum Mechanics Lab

CHEM 432/432L

Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and

 

Physical Chemistry:Thermodynamics Lab

MATH 235

Statistical Methods

MT 325

Physiological Chemistry

MT 425

Clinical Biochemistry

Secondary Requirements:

ART 540

Forensic Photography

FSCI 101

Survey of Forensic Science

FSCI 400

Senior Forensic Science Seminar

FSCI 655

Practicum Rotations

MATH 220

Calculus I*

PHIL 415

Professional Ethics*

PHYS 210

General Physics I* or

PHYS 215

General Physics I with Calculus*

PHYS 211

General Physics II* or

PHYS 216

General Physics II with Calculus*

SCI 100

School of the Sciences New Student Seminar