Biochemistry

Description
The biochemistry concentration is designed to give students with concentrations in other disciplines a solid grounding in the basics of biochemistry in order to complement other BIS concentration areas. It is especially appropriate for concentrations in the various disciplines of life sciences, physics, engineering and geology, and for students planning careers in medical disciplines.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 28 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses, including pre/co-requisite courses, must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • To enhance the understanding of the subject matter, the selected courses are sequential in nature and require certain prerequisites. Consequently, students should carefully note the semester in which any of these courses are offered.
  • To ensure continuity of content students are strongly encouraged to take chemistry courses + labs at the same campus. Inappropriate pairings: Chemistry at West campus + Chemistry at Tempe campus.
  • Students are encouraged to consult a Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry academic advisor.
  • Students may not pair the Biochemistry concentration with the Chemistry concentration.

Biochemistry Core 12 Hours

BCH 341 Physical Chemistry with a Biological Focus (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHM 114 or 116 or 118 with C or better; CHM 231 or 233 or 333 with C or better; MAT 251 or 265 or 270 with C or better; PHY 101 or 112 or 131 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only BCH 341 or CHM 341)

BCH 461 General Biochemistry (3) (Prerequisites: CHM 234 or 334; Co-requisite: CHM 341 or 346; Credit is allowed for only BCH 361 or 461)

BCH 462 General Biochemistry (3) (Prerequisite: BCH 461)

BCH 467 Analytical Biochemistry Laboratory, L (3) (Pre/Co-requisite: BCH 462)

Chemistry 16 Hours

CHM 113 General Chemistry I & Lab, SQ (4) (Prerequisites: CHM 101 or ALEKS Math Placement Test with score of 50% or higher or Pre/Co-requisite: MAT 170, MAT 210, MAT 251, MAT 265 or MAT 270; Credit is allowed for only CHM 113 or CHM 117)

OR

CHM 117 General Chemistry for Majors I, SQ (3) (Prerequisites: ALEKS Math Placement Test with score of 67% or higher or Pre/Co-requisite: MAT 270 (or 265); Credit is allowed for only CHM 113 or 117)

AND

CHM 111 General Chemistry Laboratory for Majors I (1) (Pre/Co-requisite: CHM 117)

CHM 116 General Chemistry II & Lab, SQ (4) (Prerequisites: CHM 113 or CHM 117, or CHM 114. Credit allowed for CHM 115, 116 or 118)

OR

CHM 118 General Chemistry for Majors II, SQ (3) (Prerequisites: CHM 117; MAT 270; Pre/Co-requisite: MAT 271; Credit allowed for only CHM 115, 116 or 118)

AND

CHM 112 General Chemistry Laboratory for Majors II (1) (Prerequisites: CHM 111; Pre/Co-requisite: CHM 118)

CHM 233 General Organic Chemistry I (3) (Prerequisites: CHM 116 or CHM 118; Credit allowed for only CHM 231, 233 or 333)

CHM 237 General Organic Chemistry Lab I (1) (Pre/Co-requisites: CHM 233; Credit allowed for CHM 237 or 337)

CHM 234 Organic Chemistry II (3) (Prerequisites: CHM 233 or CHM 333; Credit is allowed for only CHM 234 or 334)

CHM 238 Organic Chemistry Lab II (1) (Prerequisites: CHM 237 or 337; Pre/Co-requisites: CHM 234; Credit allowed for CHM 238 or 338)

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LABCHEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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