Curriculum & Courses

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. To see the description of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all biology and biochemistry courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.

 Requirements   Credits 
 Biology  33
      BIO 105. Biological Science I
      BIO 106. Biological Science II
      BIO 291. Genetics
      BIO 321. General Microbiology
      BIO 371. Biochemistry
      BIO 418-419. Research Participation III, IV
      BIO 460. Biochemistry Seminar
      BIO 466. Molecular Cell Biology
      BIO 472. Immunology
      Biology Elective*
4
4
3
3
4
4
1
4
3
3
 Mathematics  11
      MATH 151. Calculus I
      MATH 152. Calculus II
      MATH 252. Ordinary Differential Equations
4
4
3
 Chemistry  27
      CHEM 101. General Chemistry I & CHML 101. General Chemistry I Lab
      CHEM 102. General Chemistry II & General Chemistry II Lab
      CHEM 201. Analytical Chemistry & CHML 201. Analytical Chemistry Lab
      CHEM 301. Organic Chemistry I & CHML 301. Organic Chemistry I Lab
      CHEM 302. Organic Chemistry II & CHML 302. Organic Chemistry II Lab
      CHEM 401. Physical Chemistry I & CHML 401. Physical Chemistry I Lab
      CHEM 470. Mechanisms in Biological Systems
4
4
4
4
4
4
3
 Physics  8
      PHYS 103. General Physics I & PHYL 103. General Physics Lab I
      PHYS 104. General Physics II & PHYL 104. General Physics Lab II
4
4
 Foreign Language  3
      One course at the 202 level or above** 3
 Clare College (Core Curriculum at St. Bonaventure) 36
      CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey
      CLAR 110. Composition and Critical Thinking I 
      CLAR 111. Composition and Critical Thinking II
      Core Area Courses:
           CLAR 103. Foundations of the Western World
           CLAR 105. Inquiry in the Social World
           CLAR 206. Foundational Religious Texts of the Western World
           CLAR 207. The Catholic-Franciscan Heritage
           CLAR 208. World Views
           CLAR 209. Art and Literature
           CLAR 302 & CLRL 302. Inquiry in the Natural World
           CLAR 304. The Good Life
      CLAR 401. The University Forum
3
3
3
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
2
 General Electives  2
 Total  120

* The biology elective must be chosen from among the following: BIO 294, BIO 318-319, BIO 331, BIO 332BIO 341, BIO 350, BIO 390, BIO 403, BIO 406.

** The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.

† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Biochemistry majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.

The comprehensive requirement for biochemistry majors is the successful completion of BIO 460. Biochemistry Seminar.

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Changes in the sequence of the following program may be desirable. These must be made in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. To see the title of a course in the plan of study, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see the description of a course, click on its number.

 ◄ FIRST YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits    Spring Semester  Credits  
BIO 105 4 BIO 106  4
CHEM 101 and CHML 101  4 CHEM 102 and CHML 102  4
MATH 151  4 MATH 152  4
CLAR 110  3 Foreign Lang. 202* or Elective 3
    CLAR 101  3
Total 15 Total 18
  
 ◄ SECOND YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
BIO 291  3 MATH 252  3
CHEM 301 and CHML 301  4 CHEM 201 & CHML 201  4
CLAR 111  3 CHEM 302 and CHML 302  4
CLAR 302 & CLRL 302  4 Core Area Course (Clare) 3
Core Area Course (Clare) 3    
Total 17 Total 14
 
 ◄ THIRD YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester                          Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
BIO 371  4 BIO 466  4
BIO 321  3 PHYS 104 and PHYL 104  4
PHYS 103 and PHYL 103  4 Core Area Courses (Clare) 6
Core Area Course (Clare) 3 Biology Elective** 3
Total 14 Total 17
 
 ◄ FOURTH YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
BIO 418  2 BIO 419  2
BIO 460  1 BIO 472  3
CHEM 401 & CHML 401  4 Core Area Courses (Clare) 6
CHEM 470  3 General Elective 2
CLAR 401  2    
Total 12 Total 13

* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.

** The biology elective must be chosen from among the following: BIO 294, BIO 318-319, BIO 331, BIO 332, BIO 350, BIO 390, BIO 403, BIO 406.

The comprehensive requirement for biochemistry majors is the successful completion of BIO 460. Biochemistry Seminar.