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Biochemistry

For students attending: Moraine Valley Community College
Who plan to major in: Biochemistry

THIS GUIDELINE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

I. Core Curriculum Electives

  • A. Basic Writing Proficiency – A grade of “C” or better in COM 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: History, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy (not PHIL 110 or 111), Art 110 or 205 - 209, Music 106 or 107, Theater 105, 107, 110 or 111, or COM 102. 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics (not ECON 100), Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, or Sociology.
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course.

II. Required courses for the Biochemistry degree:

MVCC COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MTH 150 Calculus I / Analytic Geometry MATH 151
MTH 151 Calculus II / Analytic Geometry MATH 152
MTH 152 Calculus III / Analytic Geometry MATH 251
PHY 203 Mechanics PHYS 123
PHY 204  Heat, Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 221
CHM 131 Chemistry (University Oriented) I CHEM 124
CHM 132 Chemistry (University Oriented) II CHEM 125
CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I CHEM 237
CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II CHEM 239 and 240
CSC 140 or MIS 176
Introduction to Computer Science or JAVA Programming I CS 105 or CS 115
BIO 111 General Biology I BIOL 107 and 109
BIO 180 Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 115 and 117
BIO 119 Introductory Microbiology BIOL 210 and 225

Please contact Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding course equivalencies.

Updated October 2018