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Biochemistry

Associate in Science

Biochemistry is the science that deals with the substances, reactions and processes that occur in a living organism. Success in biochemistry requires a firm grounding across the sciences but especially in physics, mathematics and biology. In addition to the chemistry courses required for all biochemistry majors, the MCC chemistry area also offers courses in the analysis of environmental pollutants and forensic chemistry. Under the direction of full-time chemistry faculty, interested students have the opportunity to perform original research and submit results for publication. Students taking part in research will also have the opportunity to forge bonds with faculty at local universities as many of the projects involve interacting with chemistry faculty at a four-year university.

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Degree Pathway starting with MATH-145

If you do not place into MATH-170 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I), please consult this course pathway which begins with MATH-145 (Pre-Calculus) and consult with a faculty member or academic adviser.

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 66
  • Contact Hours: 81

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
CHEM-131
  and
CHEM-131L
  and
CHEM-131R
General Chemistry I
  and
General Chemistry I Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
MATH-145Pre-Calculus 55
ENGL 101English Composition I 33
Total 1315
Winter
CHEM-132
  and
CHEM-132L
  and
CHEM-132R
General Chemistry II
  and
General Chemistry II Lab
  and
General Chemistry II Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
MATH-170Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 55
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
Total 1315
Spring / Summer
MATH-180*Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 55
BIOL-111*
  and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology
  and
Fundamentals of Biology Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
3
HIST-155**History of the US 1877-Present 33
Total 1214
Year Two
Fall
CHEM-237
  and
CHEM-237L
  and
CHEM-237R
Organic Chemistry I
  and
Organic Chemistry I Lab
  and
Organic Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
PHYS-287
  and
PHYS-287L
General Physics I
  and
General Physics I Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
PHIL-103Critical Thinking 33
PSCN-170Introduction to American Government 33
Total 1620
Winter
CHEM-238
  and
CHEM-238L
  and
CHEM-238R
Organic Chemistry II
  and
Organic Chemistry II Lab
  and
Organic Chemistry II Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
PHYS-288
  and
PHYS-288L
General Physics II
  and
General Physics II Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
COMM-131Fundamentals of Public Speaking 33
Total 1317
Notes
*Spring
**Summer

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 62
  • Contact Hours: 77

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Year One
Fall
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Year One
Winter
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Year One
Spring / Summer
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Year Two
Fall
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Year Two
Winter
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