Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
The B.Sc. in Biochemistry program provides students with a strong foundation in all areas of chemistry, with emphasis on biochemistry. Students also develop a good background in the related areas of molecular biology and microbiology. Students develop practical skills through laboratory courses utilizing state of the art equipment and internship training. Students also gain strong IT and communication skills and have the opportunity to become involved in biochemistry research. Graduates of the program are well prepared to take up positions in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries or pursue further studies at the graduate level.
- To provide students with a strong foundation in chemistry and biochemistry.
- To develop students’ transferable skills in areas such as communication and teamwork.
- To train students to use modern lab techniques safely and effectively.
- To develop students’ appreciation of the role of biochemistry and scientific research in modern life.
- To prepare students for a successful career or further studies in chemistry and biochemistry.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of major concepts, theoretical principles and experimental findings in chemistry, biochemistry and biology.
- Conduct biochemistry laboratory experiments and analyze results.
- Retrieve and use chemical and biochemical information from scientific literature.
- Solve practical and theoretical problems in biochemistry and demonstrate critical thinking.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Work effectively independently and in teams
- Conform to safety, ethical and professional standards of chemistry and biochemistry.
Required Credit Hours : minimum 120 hours
General Education (Req. CH:33) Cluster 1: Skills for the Future (Req. Ch:15)
|Area 1: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|GEIE222||Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship||3|
|Area 2: English Communication (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ESPU102||Introduction to Academic English For Science||3|
|Area 3: Fourth Industrial Revolution (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|GEIT112||Fourth Industrial Revolution||3|
|Area 4: Critical Thinking (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|CSBP119||Algorithms and Problem Solving||3|
|Area 5: Quantitative Reasoning (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|MATH105||Calculus I 1||3|
1 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 2: The Human Community (Req. Ch:12)
|Area 1: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ARCH366||History and Theories of Contemporary Architecture||3|
|HSR120||Introduction to Heritage & Culture||3|
|HSR130||Introduction to Language & Communication||3|
|PHI101||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|Area 2: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|AGRB210||Introduction to Agribusiness||3|
|ECON110||Principles of Economics||3|
|HSR140||Introduction to Society & Behavior||3|
|HSR150||Introduction to Government Policy & Urban Structures||3|
|PSYC100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|GEO200||World Regional Geography||3|
|GEHP111||Happiness and Wellbeing||3|
|CURR103||Early Childhood Development & Learning||3|
|Area 3: Emirates Society (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|Area 4: Islamic Culture (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ISLM101||Biography of the Prophet "Sira"||3|
Cluster 3: The Natural World (Req. Ch:6)
|Area 1: Natural Sciences (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|PHYS105||General Physics I 2||3|
2 : Also counts towards the Major
|Area 2: Sustainability (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
Biochemistry Major (Req. CH:60)
|Major Required Courses (51 hours )||Credit Hours|
|CHEM113||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM115||General Chemistry Lab||1|
|BIOC214||General Biology Lab||1|
|CHEM111||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM241||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM242||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM245||Organic Chemistry Lab I||1|
|CHEM251||Physical Chemistry I||3|
|BCHM472||Protein Structure and Function||3|
|BIOM489||Molecular Biology Techniques||1|
3 : The internship is conducted over half a semester (8 weeks) during the last year of study.
|Major Elective (9 hours )||Credit Hours|
|CHEM231||Inorganic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM480||Research Project II||3|
|CHEM422||Instrumental Analysis II||3|
|BIOM445||Macromolecules Structure Function and Bioinformatics||3|
|BIOC290||Cell and Molecular Biology||3|
|BCHM483||Special Topics in Biochemistry I||3|
|BCHM484||Special Topics in Biochemistry II||3|
Supporting Required Courses Non-Biochemistry (Req CH:21)
|Compulsory requirements (15 hours )||Credit Hours|
|BIOC100||Basic Biology I||3|
|BIOC205||Basic Biology II||3|
|ENG310||Writing for Research||3|
|STAT235||Statistics for Biology||3|
|CSBP112||Introduction To Programming||3|
|Elective courses (6 hours )||Credit Hours|
|CHEM355||Physical Chemistry Lab I||1|
|CHEM321||Instrumental Analysis I||4|
|CHEM422||Instrumental Analysis II||3|
|PHYS110||General Physics II||3|
|Free Elective (6 hours )||Credit Hours|
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