School of Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology

Chemical biology involves the application of chemical techniques, tools, and synthesized molecules to the study of and transformation of biological systems. It is a very practical discipline that interfaces biology and chemistry. This type of curriculum produces broadly trained interdisciplinary scientists. With such a diverse background in chemistry and biology, these students are well prepared to address challenges in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Degree Requirements
  1. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  2. Entering freshmen must take SSCI-S 105 Science Freshmen Learning Community (1 cr.).
  3. General Education. Students must complete all of the requirements of the Indiana University Kokomo campus-wide general education curriculum. The General Education requirements in quantitative literacy, critical thinking, and physical and life sciences are satisfied by the major.
  4. Mathematics and Informatics. Students must takes MATH-K 310 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.), MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.), and INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.).
  5. Chemistry and Physics Courses. Students must complete CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.), CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.), CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.), CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.), CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.), CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry II (3 cr.), CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2 cr.), CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2 cr.), CHEM-C 361 Introductory Physical Chemistry (3 cr.), CHEM-C 329 Biochemistry I: Proteins and Enzymes (5 cr), PHYS-P 201 or PHY-P 221 Physics I (5 cr.), and PHYS-P 202 or PHYS-P 222 Physics II (5 cr.).
  6. Biology Courses. The following biology courses are required: BIOL-L 105 Introduction to Biology (5 cr.), BIOL-L 211/213 Molecular Biology (5 cr.), BIOL-L 321 Principles of Immunology (3 cr.), BIOL-L 367 Cell Physiology (3 cr.), MICR-M 310 Microbiology (3 cr.), and MICR-M 315 Microbiology Lab (2 cr.).
  7. Capstone and Research Courses (6-8 cr.). Students must take BIOL-L 403 Biology Seminar (3 cr.) or CHEM-C 495 Chemistry Capstone (3 cr.), and BIOL-L 490 Individual Study (3-5 cr.) or CHEM-C 409 Chemistry research (3-5 cr.).  
  8. Chemistry and other science electives. Students must take courses from the following list to complete 120 cr.: CHEM-C 340 Biochemistry II:  Bioenergetics & Metabolism (5 cr.), CHEM-C 430 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.), CHEM-C 300 Energy and Green Chemistry (4 cr.), CHEM-Y 398 Professional Practice in Chemistry, BIOL-L 473/474 Ecology and Ecology Lab (3-5 cr.), PHSL-P 416/418 Comparative Physiology (3-5 cr.), and BIOL-L 364 Principles of Genetics (3 cr.).
  9. 30 of the last 60 credit hours at Indiana University Kokomo.

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