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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements, unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Biochemistry, as a science, attempts to understand the chemical basis for all life processes. It draws information from, and has an impact on many fields: chemistry, zoology, botany, microbiology, virology, physiology, pharmacology, genetics, medicine, agriculture, and even ecology. The major is intended to provide the student with a strong background in chemistry, in physics, and in math, together with a broad introduction to biochemistry and biology, which will equip him or her with the tools needed for more specific applications or for advanced, more specialized study.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab3
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
GE Core Social Science3
(MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry or BSC2010 Biological Science I and BSC 2010 Lab )3/4
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Completed MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry3
BSC2010 Biological Science I and BSC2010 Lab4
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045L, each with ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I3
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
BSC2011 Biological Sciences II and BSC2011 Lab4
GE Social Science3
GE History3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete CHM1046 and CHM1046L, each with ( ≥ C minus )
Complete BSC2010 and BSC2010L, each with ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab3
MAC2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
PCB3063 General Genetics3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete CHM2210 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
BCH4053 General Biochemistry I3
CHM3120 Analytical Chemistry I and CHM3120 Lab4
PHY2048C General Physics A5
Oral Communication Competency4
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete CHM2211 ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
BCH4054 General Biochemistry II3
Upper-level Bio Elective3
PHY2049C General Physics B5
Foreign Language course4
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete PHY2048C ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
CHM4410 Physical Chemistry I3
CHM4130 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3
GE Ethics3
Foreign Language course4
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete PHY2049C ( ≥ C minus )
Complete BCH4053 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Graduation Checks
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
CHM4411 Physical Chemistry II3
BCH4053L Biochemistry Lab3
Major or Elective3
CHM4130L Advanced Analytical Chemistry Lab1
Foreign Language course4
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Baccalaureate level: Laboratory Assistant/Technician, Laboratory Tester/Analyst, Inspector (Ex: food & drug), Medical Technologist, Environmental Analyst, Crime Laboratory Analyst, Technical/Scientific Writer, Technical Sales and/or Service Representative, Teacher—high school (with appropriate education preparation), Consumer Safety Officer. With further study: biochemist/Researcher/Engineer, Physician, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, Dentist, Chemist/Researcher/Engineer, Food Scientist, Teacher—college, university, Geneticist

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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