Study Abroad

An International Experience
An experience in a foreign country gives a student a chance to explore and appreciate the diverse variety of cultures and environments in the world. Some programs abroad will provide an opportunity for students to take chemistry and biochemistry courses; others will not. Even if a program provides no science courses, student can be assured that both chemistry and biochemistry degrees are compatible with a semester abroad. Students making regular progress toward a degree can enjoy the benefits of an international experience and still graduate within four years.

B.S. with a Major in Biochemistry
The optimum time for biochemistry students to be abroad is the spring semester of their junior year. Here is a sample outline of courses showing how all of the biochemistry requirements can be met even if no science courses are taken abroad.

  Credit Hours
Freshman Year Fall Spring
CHM 111, 112 Principles of Chemistry I, II 3 3
CHM 113, 114 Introductory Laboratory I, II 1 1
MAS 161 Calculus I 3 -
BIO 111, 112 General Biology 4 4
ENG 111, 112 English Composition I, II 3 3
General Education Requirement - L1, L2 - 6
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Total Credit Hours 14 17
Sophomore Year    
CHM 213, 214 Organic Chemistry I, II 3 3
CHM 215, 216 Organic Laboratory I, II 1 1
PHY 103, 104 General College Physics I, II 4 4
BIO 201 Genetics 4 -
BIO 306 Microbiology - 5
Foreign Language Requirement 3 3
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Total Credit Hours 15 15
Junior Year    
BCH 401 Molecular Biology* 4 -
CHM 305 Analytical Chem.* 3 -
General Education Requirement - L1 or L2, L5, L6 9 -
Study Abroad Program - 12
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Total Credit Hours 16 12
Senior Year    
BCH 421, 422 Biochemistry I, II 3 3
BCH 430 Biochemistry Laboratory - 1
BCH 499 Biochemistry Seminar - 1
CHM 306 Instrumental Anal.* or
BIO 323 Intro. to Immunology*
- 3
General Education Req. - [L5 or L6], DP, FS 6 3
Writing Intensive Courses 6 3
Elective - 3
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Total Credit Hours 15 17