The biological chemistry concentration is designed for those students who wish to go on to graduate school, medical school, or who desire to work for biotech firms, government agencies or environmental organizations. It strongly emphasizes complementary coursework from both the biology and chemistry disciplines. To promote the interconnectedness of these disciplines, students choosing a research advisor in one discipline are strongly encouraged to have their second reader from the other discipline. Our interdisciplinary curriculum will benefit students who choose to pursue graduate studies in biology, chemistry, or biochemistry.
Electives:Electives are shown below. Students concentrating in Biological Chemistry must take at least four electives totaling at least 12 credits. Two of these electives must be from Biology and two must be from Chemistry. Other FAU courses may be counted only with the prior approval of the Concentration Advisor. Students are reminded that they need 45 upper-level (3000 or 4000-level) credits to graduate. Electives should be chosen to compliment post-undergraduate plans. For example, students planning on pursuing a graduate degree in biochemistry are strongly encouraged to take CHM 3400 Honors Introduction to Physical Chemistry. Those wishing to pursue a graduate degree in molecular biology are strongly encouraged to take BSC 4403L Honors Biotechnology Lab.
CONCENTRATION IN BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
* May be counted toward HC Core requirements as well
** Change from previous version approved 9/10/2010
See also the Biological Chemistry flowchart.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|CHM 3084||Honors Environmental Chemistry||4|
|CHM 3121, 3121L||Honors Quantitative Analysis with Lab||3|
|CHM 3291||Honors Chemistry of Medicinal and Natural Products||3|
|CHM 3400||Honors Introduction to Physical Chemistry||3|
|CHM 4135, 4135L||Honors Instrumental Methods of Analysis with Lab||3|
|CHM 4231||Honors Spectroscopy||3|
|CHM 4473||Honors Quantum Chemistry||3|