B.S. in Biochemistry

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Specific Core
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts/Literature3
Select one AR, DM, MU or any EN 23XX literature course
B.S. Biochemistry Major Courses
BL 1401General Biology for Majors I4
BL 1402General Biology for Majors II4
BL 2233Cell & Molecular Methods2
BL 2332Cell Biology3
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
CH 3411Organic Chemistry I4
CH 3412Organic Chemistry II4
CH 3423Analytical Chemistry4
CH 3433Physical Chemistry I4
CH 4451Biochemistry I4
CH 4452Biochemistry II4
MT 2412Calculus I4
MT 2413Calculus II4
PY 1404University Physics I4
PY 2404University Physics II4
Advanced Biochemistry CH 33XX/43XX3
Advanced Biochemistry CH 33XX/43XX3
Biology/Biochemistry Elective6
Select 6 hours from the following:
Advanced Biochemistry CH 33XX/43XX
Perceptorship in the Health Professions
General Physiology
Immunology & Infection
Developmental Biology
BL 3495
Mechanisms of Disease
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing CH 1401 and CH 1402 with a grade of “C” or higher.
Total Semester Hours124

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3EN 13113
BL 14014BL 14024
CH 14014CH 14024
MT 24124MT 24134
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
BL 23323BL 22332
CH 34114CH 34124
PY 14044PY 24044
 17 16
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Speech3Fine Arts/Literature3
CH 34234CH 44524
CH 44514Advanced Biochemistry3
 17 16
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 43013
SMC 23XX3Advanced Theology3
History/Social Science3Biology/Biochemistry Elective3
CH 34334Biology/Biochemistry Elective3
Advanced Biochemistry3 
 16 12
Total Semester Hours 124