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Biochemistry (B.S.)

The Biochemistry program at U.T. Dallas, administered through the Department of Chemistry, draws on faculty from the Departments of Chemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and researchers from U.T. Southwestern Medical School to provide courses and research opportunities to its majors. The Biochemistry major bridges the gap between modern Chemistry and Biology. The curriculum, designed to prepare students for either graduate work in the Biological Sciences, the Chemical Sciences, or for entry-level positions in the biotechnology industry, builds on a base of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to provide the student the opportunity to develop essential theoretical and practical skills.



Distinguished Scholar in Residence: Alan G. MacDiarmid
Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry: Ray H. Baughman
Cecil and Ida Green Chair in Chemistry: A. Dean Sherry
Professors: Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr., Richard A. Caldwell, Rockford K. Draper (Biology), John P. Ferraris, Bruce E. Gnade (Electrical Engineering), Lynn A. Melton
Associate Professors: Michael C. Biewer, Warren J. Goux, Inga H. Musselman, Paul Pantano
Assistant Professors: Jung-Mo Ahn, Gregg Dieckmann, Donovan C. Haines, John W. Sibert IV
Senior Lecturers: Sergio Cortes, Sandhya R. Gavva

Molecular and Cell Biology:

Professors: Lee A. Bulla, Rockford K. Draper, Donald M. Gray, Franklyn G. Jenifer, Lawrence J. Reitzer, Ronald E. Yasbin
Associate Professors: Gail A.M. Breen, John G. Burr, Jeff L. Dejong, Santosh R. D'Mello, Ernest M. Hannig, Stephen D. Levene, Robert C. Marsh, Dennis L. Miller
Assistant Professors: Juan E. González, Matthew Junker
Senior Lecturers: Vincent P. Cirillo, John Moltz, Scott A. Rippel, Joseph Wood

U.T. Southwestern Medical School:

UTD Biochemistry majors may perform their research in the laboratories of faculty members from the departments of Biochemistry, Internal Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology at U.T. Southwestern, as available.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Degree Requirements (B.S. 129 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours
    A. Communication (6 hours)
        3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
        1 hour Oral Communication (RHET 1101)
        3 hours Communication Elective (Satisfied by BIOL/CHEM 3V92)2
    B. Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
        6 hours Government (GOVT 2301 and 2302)
        6 hours American History
        3 hours Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective
    C. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
        3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
        3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
    D. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 hours) 3
        6 hours Calculus (MATH 2417 and 2419)2,3
    E. Science (9 hours)
        Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1311, 1111, 1312, 1112, and 2401)3

II. Major Requirements:
    Major Preparatory Courses (29 hours beyond core curriculum)
        BIOL 2111 Introduction to Modern Biology Workshop I
        BIOL 2311 Introduction to Modern Biology I
        CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I 2,3
        CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Laboratory II 2,3
        CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I 2,3
        CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II 2,3
        CHEM 2123* Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
        CHEM 2125* Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
        CHEM 2323* Introductory Organic Chemistry I
        CHEM 2325* Introductory Organic Chemistry II
        CHEM 2401 Introductory Quantitative Methods in Chemistry 2,3
        MATH 2417 Calculus I3
        MATH 2419 Calculus II3
        MATH 2451 Multivariable Calculus With Applications
        PHYS 2125 Physics Laboratory I
        PHYS 2126 Physics Laboratory II
        PHYS 2325 Mechanics and Heat
            or PHYS 3341 Physics for Bioscience I
        PHYS 2326 Electromagnetism and Waves
            or PHYS 3342 Physics for Bioscience II
    Major Core Courses (40 hours beyond core curriculum)
        BIOL 3101 Classical and Molecular Genetics Workshop
        BIOL 3102 Eukaryotic Molecular and Cell Biology Workshop
        BIOL 3161 Biochemistry Workshop I
        BIOL 3162 Biochemistry Workshop II
        BIOL 3301 Classical and Molecular Genetics
        BIOL 3302 Eukaryotic Molecular and Cell Biology
        BIOL 3380 Biochemistry Laboratory
        BIOL/CHEM 3361 Biochemistry I
        BIOL/CHEM 3362 Biochemistry II
        BIOL/CHEM 3V92 (6 hours) Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry (includes Advanced
            Writing) 2,4
        BIOL/CHEM 4461 Biophysical Chemistry
        CHEM 3312 Physical Chemistry A
        CHEM 3472 Instrumental Analysis
        Any two upper-division Chemistry or Biology electives (6 hours) not taken to fulfill above.

1 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parentheses are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at U.T. Dallas.
2 A required Major course that also fulfills Core Curriculum requirements. If hours are counted in the Core Curriculum, students must complete additional coursework to meet the minimum requirement for graduation. Course selection assistance is available from the undergraduate advisor.
3 Hours above the Core Curriculum requirement are counted as part of the Major Preparatory Courses.
4 Research in Biochemistry (BIOL/CHEM 3V92) is better defined as a project than a course and constitutes an important part of the B. S. degree. The student conducts original research under the supervision of a faculty member, then must submit a research report which is defended orally in an undergraduate research symposium during the spring semester of their senior year. Normally this project will span two or more semesters.
* Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes.

III. Elective Requirements: 18 hours
    Advanced Electives (6 hours)
        These courses must be outside the major and be upper-division and/or have prerequisites.
    Free Electives (12 hours)
        The plan must include sufficient upper-division credit to total 51 upper-division credit hours.
        STAT 3332 Statistics for Life Sciences is strongly recommended.

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