School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
The Biochemistry program at UT Dallas, administered through the Department of Chemistry, draws on faculty from the Departments of Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and researchers from UT Southwestern Medical School to provide courses and research opportunities to its majors. The Biochemistry major bridges the gap between modern Chemistry and Biology. The curriculum, designed to prepare students for either graduate work in the Biological Sciences, the Chemical Sciences, or for entry-level positions in the biotechnology industry, builds on a base of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to provide the student the opportunity to develop essential theoretical and practical skills.
Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry; Professors of Chemistry: Ray H. Baughman @rbaughmn, Dennis W. Smith Jr. @dws101000
Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry; Professors of Chemistry: @rbaughmn; @dws101000;
Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Systems Biology; Professor of Chemistry: A. Dean Sherry @sherry
Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Systems Biology; Professor of Chemistry: @sherry;
Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Bruce M. Novak @bxn111230
Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: @bxn111230;
Professors: Kenneth J. Balkus Jr. @balkus, Julia Chan @jyc130130, Rockford K. Draper @draper, John P. Ferraris @ferraris, Bruce E. Gnade @beg031000, Inga H. Musselman @imusselm
Professors: @balkus; @jyc130130; @draper; @ferraris; @beg031000; @imusselm;
Professor Emeritus: Richard A. Caldwell @caldwell
Professor Emeritus: @caldwell;
Research Professors: Garry E. Kiefer @gek051000, Duck Joo (D. J.) Yang @djy031000
Research Professors: @gek051000; @djy031000;
Associate Professors: Jung-Mo Ahn @jxa041100, Michael C. Biewer @biewerm, Gregg R. Dieckmann @dieckgr, Warren J. Goux @wgoux, Steven O. Nielsen @son051000, Paul Pantano @pantano, John W. Sibert IV @sibertj, Mihaela C. Stefan @mci071000, Jie Zheng @jxz087000
Associate Professors: @jxa041100; @biewerm; @dieckgr; @wgoux; @son051000; @pantano; @sibertj; @mci071000; @jxz087000;
Assistant Professors: Jeremiah J. Gassensmith @jjg130230, Jiyong Lee @jxl127631, Ronald A. Smaldone @ras120030
Assistant Professors: @jjg130230; @jxl127631; @ras120030;
Senior Lecturers: Sergio Cortes @scortes, Sandhya R. Gavva @sgavva, Jason L. McAfee @jlm131330, Yanping Qin @yxq083000, Amandeep Sra @aks057000, Claudia Taenzler @xct080100
Senior Lecturers: @scortes; @sgavva; @jlm131330; @yxq083000; @aks057000; @xct080100;
Affiliated Faculty: Lee A. Bulla @bulla, Yves J. Chabal @yjc072000, Lev D. Gelb @ldg102020, Amy V. Walker @axw092000, Anvar A. Zakhidov @zakhidov
Affiliated Faculty: @bulla; @yjc072000; @ldg102020; @axw092000; @zakhidov;
Biological Sciences Faculty
Professors: Lee A. Bulla @bulla, Rockford K. Draper @draper, Juan E. González @jgonzal, Stephen D. Levene @sdlevene, Lawrence J. Reitzer @reitzer, Stephen Spiro @sxs067400, Li Zhang @lxz075000, Michael Qiwei Zhang @mqz091000
Professors: @bulla; @draper; @jgonzal; @sdlevene; @reitzer; @sxs067400; @lxz075000; @mqz091000;
Professor Emeritus: Donald M. Gray @dongray
Professor Emeritus: @dongray;
Associate Professors: Gail A. M. Breen @breen, John G. Burr @burr, Jeff L. DeJong @dejong, Nikki Delk @nad140230, Ernest M. Hannig @hannig, Tae Hoon Kim @txk142630, Dennis L. Miller @dmiller
Associate Professors: @breen; @burr; @dejong; @nad140230; @hannig; @txk142630; @dmiller;
Assistant Professors: Zhenyu Xuan @zxx091000
Assistant Professors: @zxx091000;
Senior Lecturers: Irina Borovkov @ixb053000, Mehmet Candas @candas, Vincent P. Cirillo @cirillo, Wen-Ju Lin @wenju, Robert C. Marsh @rmarsh, Ruben D. Ramirez @rdr092000, Scott A. Rippel @rippel, Ilya Sapozhnikov @isapoz, Wen-Ho Yu @why061000
Senior Lecturers: @ixb053000; @candas; @cirillo; @wenju; @rmarsh; @rdr092000; @rippel; @isapoz; @why061000;
UT Southwestern Medical School
UT Dallas Biochemistry majors may perform their research in the laboratories of faculty members from the departments of Biochemistry, Internal Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology at UT Southwestern, as available.
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)1
I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours2
Communication: 6 semester credit hours
Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours
Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours5
Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours
Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours
American History: 6 semester credit hours
Government / Political Science: 6 semester credit hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours
Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours
II. Major Requirements: 66 semester credit hours
Major Preparatory Courses: 29 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum
MATH Sequence - Students may choose one of the following sequences:
Major Core Courses: 37 semester credit hours
III. Elective Requirements: 12 semester credit hours
Free Electives: 12 semester credit hours
The plan must include sufficient upper-division credit to total 51 upper-division semester credit hours.
Fast Track Baccalaureate/Master's Degrees
Undergraduate students at UT Dallas with strong academic records who intend to pursue the MS in Chemistry at UT Dallas may apply for a Fast Track plan of study which involves taking selected graduate courses as an upper-level student. After admission to the graduate program, 15 semester credit hours of graduate courses with an earned grade of B or better can be used toward completion of the baccalaureate degree and to satisfy requirements for the master's degree. Interested students should contact the undergraduate advisor well in advance of the junior year to prepare a sequence permitting maximal advantage to be taken of the catalog's regulations (see catalog.utdallas.edu/2014/undergraduate/policies/graduate-courses) regarding Undergraduate Registration for Graduate Courses.
- Incoming freshmen must complete and pass UNIV 1010 Freshman Seminar and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.
- Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
- A required Major course that also fulfills Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in the Core Curriculum.
- Three semester credit hours of Calculus are counted to fulfill the Mathematics Core Requirement with the remaining five semester credit hours to be counted under Component Area Option Core.
- Six semester credit hours of Physics are counted under Science core, and one semester of Physics (PHYS 2125) are counted under Component Area Option core.
- Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes.
- Students will take one of the two Physics sequences: PHYS 2325 and PHYS 2326 or PHYS 2421 and PHYS 2422 with accompanying labs.