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Undergraduate Programs - Biochemistry

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Biochemistry is concerned with the study of all living systems at the cellular and molecular levels and is, therefore, fundamental to all life sciences. The field is broad in its disciplinary subjects and applications. It emphasizes the use of chemistry and other physical sciences to understand basic life processes and the products of such processes. In addition to traditional study of the structure and function of biological molecules and understanding of metabolism, the field has come to encompass aspects of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and many areas of biotechnology. It forms a major component of modern medical research and practice, bioengineering and contemporary agricultural and environmental research.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at the University of Maine are satisfied with the completion of at least 120 degree hours, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 overall in biochemistry courses.

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Requirements of the Biochemistry Undergraduate Degree Program:

First Year Seminar:

  • NFA 117 Issues and OpportunitiesĀ  (1 cr)

English:

  • ENG 101 College Composition (3 cr)

Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Elective Courses (foreign languages encouraged) (18 cr)


Biology:

  • BIO 100 Basic Biology (4 cr)
  • BIO 200 Biology of Organisms (4 cr)

Mathematics:

  • MAT 126 Calculus IĀ  (4 cr)
  • MAT 127 Calculus II (4 cr)
  • MAT 232 Principles of Statistical Inference (3 cr)

Physics:

  • PHY 111 General Physics (4 cr)
  • PHY 112 General Physics (4 cr)

Chemistry:

  • CHY 121 Introduction to Chemistry (3 cr)
  • CHY 123 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr)
  • CHY 122 The Molecular Basis of Chemical Change (3 cr)
  • CHY 124 The Molecular Basis of Chemical Change (1 cr)
  • CHY 251 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3 cr)
  • CHY 252 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3 cr)
  • CHY 253 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2 cr)
  • CHY 254 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 cr)

Microbiology:

  • BMB 300 General Microbiology (3 cr)
  • BMB 305 Microbiology Laboratory (2 cr)

Molecular Biology:

  • BMB 280 Cellular and Molecular Biology (3 cr)
  • BMB 400 Molecular Genetics (3 cr)

Biochemistry:

  • BMB 322 Biochemistry (3 cr)
  • BMB 323 Biochemistry Laboratory (2 cr)
  • BMB 460 Advanced Biochemistry (3 cr)
  • BMB 464 Analytical and Preparative Biochemical Laboratory Methods (4 cr)
  • BMB 467 Physical Biochemistry (3 cr)
  • BMB 491 Molecular and Biological Sciences Research (6 cr)
  • BMB 582 Biochemistry Seminar (2 cr)

Science Electives: (10 cr)

  • Selected from courses offered, by approval of advisor.

Free Electives: (9 cr)


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