MU ALERT ISSUED

Biochemistry (BS)

This grid offers a suggested approach for students to prepare them for a BS degree in Biology while best satisfying Marymount University’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements.

A full description of MU’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements is available here. Please click here for more information about NOVA courses that fulfill Liberal Arts Core requirements.

Please verify with your NOVA advisor that the courses you choose are appropriate for a timely NOVA graduation. It is also imperative that you meet with your Marymount advisor for Marymount's program and graduation requirements. For more information about the BS in Biochemistry, please contact the School of Arts and Sciences at aas@marymount.edu or 703-284-1560.

Below is a two-year pathway from NOVA. A full 4-year sample plan is available here.
NOVA Course & Title Credits MU Notes or Equivalents MU Core &/or Major Req.
1st Semester (16 credits)
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 EN 101 Composition I Written Communication core (WR)
BIO 101 General Biology I 4 BIO 151 General Biology I (3 cr) + BIO 151L General Biology I Lab (1 cr) Natural Science (NS)
CHM 111 College Chemistry I 4 CHM 151 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr) + CHM 151L Principles of Chemistry I Lab (1 cr) Natural Science (NS)
MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 5 MA 181 Calculus I (4 cr) + MA 900 Mathematics Elective Mathematics (MT)
2nd Semester (17 credits)
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 EN 102 Composition II Written Communication (WR)
BIO 102 General Biology II 4 BIO 152 General Biology II (3 cr) + BIO 152L (General Biology II Lab (1 cr) Natural Science (NS)
CHM 112 College Chemistry II 4 CHM 152 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr) + CHM 152L Principles of Chemistry II Lab (1 cr) Natural Science (NS)
PHI 101 or 102 Introduction to Philosophy I or II 3 PH 100 Introduction to Philosophy Introductory Philosophy (PH-1)
HIS 101, 102, 121, or 122 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory History (HI-1)
3rd Semester (15 credits)
BIO 205 General Microbiology 4 BIO 260 Microbiology (3 cr) + BIO 260L Microbiology Lab (1 cr) Major
CHM 241 Organic Chemistry I + CHM 245 Organic Chemistry I Lab 3 + 2 CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr) + CHM 221L Organic Chemistry I Lab (1 cr) + CHM 900 Chemistry Elective (1 cr) Major
Social Science Elective 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory Social Science (SS-1)
Fine Arts Elective 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Fine Arts (FNA)
4th Semester (15 credits)
BIO 256 General Genetics 4 BIO 262 Genetics for Majors (3 cr) + BIO 262L Genetics for Majors Lab (1 cr) Major
CHM 242 Organic Chemistry II + CHM 246 Organic Chemistry II Lab 3 + 2 CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II (3 cr) + CHM 222L Organic Chemistry II Lab (1 cr) + CHM 900 Chemistry Elective (1 cr) Major
Social Science Elective (different discipline) 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory Social Science (SS-1)
English Literature Elective 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory Literature (LT-1)

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