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    This option is recommended for students planning to go directly into professional fields of biochemistry, for students planning to attend graduate school in biochemistry, molecular biology or pharmacology and for students planning to enter professional schools such as medicine, veterinary science or pharmacy.

    Click here for a list of requirements and a sample four year plan. 

    Advisors: Dr. Nick Burgis (On Professional Leave Fall Quarter 2016), Dr. Yao HoundonougboDr. Jeff CorkillDr. Wes Steiner

    Option:  Biochemistry - 126-129 credits

    Degree Requirements: 71-75 credits
    Chem 151 General Chemistry (5)
    Chem 152 General Chemistry (5)
    Chem 153 General Chemistry (5)
    Chem 304 Quantitative Analysis (6)
    Chem 351 Organic Chemistry (4)
    Chem 352 Organic Chemistry (4)
    Chem 353 Organic Chemistry (3)
    Chem 372 Organic Chemistry Lab (3)
    Chem 421 Physical Chemistry (4)
    Chem 422 Physical Chemistry (3)
    Chem 431 Physical Chemistry Lab (1)
    Chem 480 Biochemistry (5)
    Chem 481 Intermediary Metabolism (5)
    Chem 482 Integrated Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics (3)
    Chem 483 Biochemistry Lab (2)
    Chem 484 Biochemistry Lab II (2)
    Chem 491 Senior Thesis (4-6) or CHEM 490 Senior Capstone (5)

    Select one of the following four courses: 3-5 credits
    Chem 419 Modern Inorganic Chemistry (5)
    Chem 420 Instrumental Analysis (5)
    Chem 423 Physical Chemistry (3)
    Chem 454 Clinical Chemistry (4)

    Select one of the following three courses: 4 credits
    Chem 395 Internships (Var)
    Chem 498 Seminar (Var)
    Chem 499 Directed Study (Var)

    Required supporting Courses: 55 credits

    Biol 171 Biology I (5)
    Biol 172 Biology II (5)
    Biol 173 Biology III (5)
    Biol 310 Genetics    (5)
    Biol 438 Molecular Biology (5)
    Math 161 Calculus I (5)
    Math 162 Calculus II (5)
    Math 163 Calculus III (5)
    Phys 151 General Physics I (4)
    Phys 152 General Physics II (4)
    Phys 153 General Physics III (4)
    Phys 161 Mechanics Lab (1)
    Phys 162 Heat & Optics Lab (1)
    Phys 163 Instrumentation Lab I (1)

    Suggested supporting course:
    Completion of a computer programming course is strongly recommended.
    See your Chemistry/Biochemistry advisor.

    What will I study?

    Students will focus their studies on developing a broad-based knowledge of major concepts in the areas of inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry. Graduates will develop the capacity to use modern instrumentation and classical techniques for the analysis and/or separation of chemicals and an ability to interpret data. Emphasis will be placed on developing effective oral and written communication skills and critical thinks skills as related to the field of chemistry. 


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    Contact Information

    Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics
    226 Science Building
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2447
    fax: 509.359.6973

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