Mississippi College

A curriculum for the student who plans graduate work in biochemistry or molecular biology, or a career in medicine. This program is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   39
ACS Core   59
CHE 141 General Chemistry I 4
CHE 142 General Chemistry II 4
CHE 211 Investigations in Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHE 303 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 304 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 313 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CHE 314 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
CHE 310 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 4
CHE 317 Chemical Dynamics 4
CHE 318 Chemical Energetics 4
CHE 410 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHE 411 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHE 431 Chemistry Seminar 1
PHY 151 & 152 General Physics I & II 8
or    
PHY 251 & 252 Fundamentals of Physics I & II Preferred 8
MAT 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 
MAT 122  Calculus with Analytic Geometry 
CSC 114  Introduction to Computer Science 
or     
CSC 115  Foundations of Computer Science 
COM 203  Professional Communication Skills 
or     
COM 304  Public Speaking 
or    
  Participation in a minimum of three hours with an oral presentation at a professional meeting    
Chemistry Courses    7 
CHE 418 Biochemistry: Macromolecules 3
CHE 419 Biochemistry: Metabolism 3
CHE 420 Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory 3
or    
CHE 421 Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory 3
Biology Courses   11-12
BIO 111 Biology I 4
BIO 112 Biology II 4
BIO 305 Cell Biology 3
or    
BIO 306 Genetics 3
or    
BIO 414 General Microbiology 4
  Three semester hours of research in Biochemistry highly recommended  
General Electives    
Total Hours   130

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