Directors: Senior Lecturer B. Cohen (Biology) and Associate Professor N. Theodosiou (Biology)
Faculty: Professors J. Anderson (Chemistry), B. Danowski (Biology), K. Fox (Chemistry) and S. Horton (Biology); Associate Professor J. Kehlbeck (Chemistry); Assistant Professor M. Paulick (Chemistry)
Course Selection Guidelines
Descriptions of courses from the Departments of Biology and Chemistry can be found under the department listings. BCH 380 and BCH 382 comprise a two-term biochemistry sequence required for biochemistry majors. Either BCH 380 or BCH 382 can be taken first. Students who have completed BCH 335 cannot enroll in BCH 380 or BCH 382 and vice-versa. For detailed advising suggestions see the advising website at http://www.union.edu/advising under Department-Specific Advising Tips.
Placement: AP credit is awarded as per current Biology and Chemistry Department guidelines.
Courses for non-majors: BCH 335 is a survey course for non-biochemistry majors who have fulfilled the necessary prerequisites as listed below. It is not appropriate for non-science majors looking to fulfill Common Curriculum requirements.
Senior Writing Requirement: The senior writing requirement may be fulfilled in several ways:
By completing a senior thesis in conjunction with senior research (BCH 491 , BCH 492 , BCH 493 );
By selecting the biology senior seminar that emphasizes cellular/molecular topics, Biology 489.
Only in the event that neither of the above options is available, a student could satisfy the WS requirement by writing a research paper requiring extensive background reading in conjunction with taking BIO 380 , CHM 382 or one of the upper level, molecularly-based biochemistry electives, in addition to the regular course work. Students pursuing this option must consult the Director of Biochemistry before the beginning of the senior year to make arrangements.
Requirements for the Minor and Interdepartmental Majors:
It is not normally permitted to minor in biochemistry or to have an ID major in which biochemistry is a component.