Freshman Studies - Major Guides

B.S. Biochemistry Curriculum Guide

(American Chemical Society Certification)

First-Year Course Requirements

Course Title Hours
ENG 101 English Composition 3
MAT 151 Calculus I 4
CHE 201 General Chemistry 4
HIS 106 World Civilization 3
HEA 200 Health 2
UNV 101 University 1
First Semester Total Credits 17

Course Title Hours
ENG 102 English Composition 3
MAT 152 Calculus II 4
CHE 202 General Chemistry 4
SOC 205 Sociology 3
COM 103 Oral Communication 3
Second Semester Total Credits 17

Total Credit Hours for First Year Students 34

Biology Scholars must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout their undergraduate curriculum. All Biology Scholars must participate in at least one research experience (internal or external) during the four years and present this research at the School of Science Research Day.

Online Selection of English and Math Courses

Choosing an English Course

If you have taken the Advanced Placement (AP) test in English and earned a score of "3" your AP test will give you credit for ENG 101. Please submit your AP scores to the Registrar's Office. Therefore, register for an ENG 102 course for the fall semester.

Please note that no credits are granted until official AP scores have been receives in the Registrar's Office. Be advised that taking AP classes without taking the AP exam will not give you credits.

If you have a verbal SAT score of 580 or higher, or have a verbal ACT score of 25 or higher, please register for ENG102 H. You will automatically be given credit for ENG 101 if you earn a grade of "C" or better in ENG 102H.

If your verbal SAT score is less than 580 or your verbal ACT score is less than 25 and no AP or IB credits are forthcoming, please register for ENG 101.

The University will monitor your English course selections and will require that you adjust your schedule if your selections are not appropriate. A course change may affect your entire schedule, so please choose courses carefully.

Choosing a Math Course

Please refer to the chart on "Choosing a Math Course" on the Freshman Studies page. You must find your desired math course in the left column and follow the requirements across the entire line to be sure you qualify. If you do not qualify, find the lower math course that is designated for your major in the far right column.

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