B.A. in Biochemistry - College of Mount Saint Vincent
Division of Natural Sciences

B.A. in Biochemistry

Degree Requirements

College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Biochemistry Major 65 credits
    Chemistry Core Courses 37 credits
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II (2 credits)
    CHEM 314 Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences (3 credits)
    CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry I and II (8 credits)
    CHEM 403-404 Chemistry Colloquium (3 credits)
    CHEM 3xx Electives (4 credits)
    CHEM 4xx Electives (3 credits)
    Cognate Requirements 28 credits
    BIOL 111 General Biology I (4 credits)
    BIOL 217 Genetics (4 credits)
    BIOL 321 Molecular Biology (4 credits)
    MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II (8 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II (8 credits)
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics may be satisfied with major requirements.

Sample Program

B.A. in Biochemistry (120 credits)

Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II 8 credits
BIOL 111 General Biology I 4 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 28 credits

Year 2

Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy Core 3 credits
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II 8 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II 6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II 2 credits
TOTAL 28 credits

Year 3

Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
BIOL 217 Genetics 4 credits
CHEM 433-434 Biochemistry I and II 8 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II 8 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 4

Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
CHEM 314 Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences 3 credits
CHEM 3xx or 4xx electives 7 credits
CHEM 403-404 Chemistry Colloquium 3 credits
BIOL 321 Molecular Biology 4 credits
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 120