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Indiana University East

Faculty Senate 2009/10

May 4, 2010

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Request for a New
Academic

Program


Campus:

East

Proposed
Type (minor, certificate, etc.) and
Title of Program:

BS in Biochemistry

Proposed Date of Implementation:

Fall 2011



I.

Why is the
program

needed? (Rationale)








Th
e

BS
in Biochemistry
degree program caters to the need of students who want to
atte
nd graduate school



specifically
medical school, pharmacy school, and PhD level program
s

at other universities. The objective of this program is to address the needs of those students
seeking a broad understanding of
biochemistry, its basics

and its application to other chosen
disciplines.





The proposed B.S. degree program in
b
iochemistry

will prepare students to become
highly skilled professionals. Students in this program are expected to acquire strong technical
and analytical skills that can be applied not only in industry but also to other disciplines, such as
biology,
chemistry
, psycho
logy, health care, and
pharmaceutical

sciences. With appropriate
planning, students with this degree can also meet the academic requirements to enter graduate
programs in
biochemistry
, bio
logy, molecular and cell biology
,
pharmacy, biotechnology
and
other
disciplines. The Indiana University East strategic plan
as well as the School of Natural
Science and Mathematics strategic plan
calls for the development of additional baccalaureate
and graduate degree programs.




The economic and social development of t
he region that I
ndiana University

East serves
will be better served by having a greater number of individuals skilled in the use and application
of biological chemistry
.
In order to develop a well trained workforce in the area of biological
sciences, this
BS degree will serve as an interdisciplinary base providing our students a multi
-
opportunity platform to enter the work are
n
a.
A primary goal of this degree program is to
educate students broadly in the basic, technical and applied aspects of biochemistry
. Another
goal is to help students apply this knowledge to a variety of career opportunities.
Because
biochemistry

is an interdisciplinary field to begin with, joining elements of biology with
elements of chemistry, the possibilities for
biochemistry

jobs

are wide and range across a
number of fields. Biochemical
jobs

may show up as biomedical
jobs
, like vaccine research
,

hormone production, studies in virology or immunology; food science
jobs

in areas ranging
from quality control to nutritional analysis; pl
ant science
jobs

ranging from forestry to
horticulture; or zoology
jobs

in areas from marine biology to entomology.




Students

with
biochemistry

degrees can find
biochemistry

jobs

as technicians in
research laboratories, carrying out work that allows the researchers time to turn their attention
elsewhere. They may find
jobs

in hospitals, public health facilities, and biomedical research
laboratories.

College graduates with a bachel
or’s degree in
biochemistry

have more options.
They can work in a range of fields including health care, law, biotechnology, pharmacology,
biochemical engineering, toxic
ology, animal science, teaching

and food science. With a master’s
degree, one has all t
hese employment possibilities, plus some that may arise from specialized




Cir. E72
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Indiana University East

Faculty Senate 2009/10

May 4, 2010

master’s programs that focus on material not covered as an undergraduate, like focused study
of bioinformatics or computational biology. In addition, the holder of a master’s degree m
ay
receive preference in hiring.




Biochemistry

jobs

are offered to candidates with a bachelor’s or a master’s degree by a
wide range of employers. Federal and state governments use biochemists, including the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Nat
ional Institute of Health (NIH), the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pharmaceutical
companies, K
-
12 schools

provided the candidate has a teaching degree, and biotechnology
companies are other potential emplo
yers. And law enforcement uses biochemists in agencies
from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to state forensics labs to private laboratories.




The Ph.D. degree confers on its holder the credentials to direct biochemical research
programs, becom
e a college or university professor in the field of
biochemistry
, or hold an
executive position in one’s field in a government or
industry

setting. Biochemists with
doctorates often combine teaching and research.





The state of Indiana is home to several

corporate giants working in the area of
biochemistry and biotechnology. Companies like Baxter healthcare, Agilent technologies, Acura
pharmaceuticals, Bayer, Bristol
-
Mayer Squibb, Eli Lily, Becton Dickinson, Pfizer, Mead Johnson,
Geist Pharmaceuticals, En
docyte, Indiana Protein technologies and several others (see attached
document for details) are potential employers for students with BS biochemistry degree. Being
close to the Ohio border our students can also apply for jobs in companies like Abbott labs
,
Kendle international, Barr pharmaceuticals, Patheon, P&G, Analyza, Cleveland Biolabs and
many others (
http://www.ohio.edu/engineering/biomedical/jobs/biotechlist.cfm
).




The

proposed degree program will help fill the shortage of trained personnel in the area
of biochemistry.



II.

List major topics or curriculum of the
program
.

The curriculum consists of
120 credit hours, composed of the following
-



2 credit hours


First Year

Seminar



30 credit hours


General Education



25 credit hours


Physical science (Mandatory)



5 credit hours


Mathematics (Mandatory)



31 credit hours


Biochemistry core (Mandatory)



12 credit hours


Biochemistry electives (Mandatory)



15 credit hours


G
eneral electives





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INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST

SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS


Name:








Date:






Advisor:








ADVISING CHECK LIST
-

B.S. in Biochemistry

(120 cr.)







Yr/sem


Grade


Credit

1.

First Year Seminar

(2 cr)




UCOL
-
U101 (2
cr.)









2.

General Education:

(30 cr)




ENG
-
W131 Elementary Composition I (3 cr)








Second writing course (ENG
-
W132 or ____) (3 cr)








SPCH
-
S121 Public Speaking (3 cr)








College level Math
-

MATH
-
K300 (3 cr)









Humanities & Fine
Arts (9 cr)**



































Behavioral and Social Sciences (9 cr)**










______


______
























** From at least 2 disciplines


3.

Physical Science
(25 cr)


CHEM
-
C105/125 General Chemistry I (5 cr)



______





CHEM
-
C106/126 Gen
eral Chemistry I (5 cr)



______





CHEM
-
C341/342 Organic Chemistry I (5 cr) ‡








CHEM
-
C343/344 Organic Chemistry II (5 cr) ‡

______


______





PHYS
-
P201 General Physics I (5 cr) ‡


______


______






4.
Mathematics
(5 cr)




MATH
-
M
215 Calculus (5 cr) ‡













5.
Biochemistry core

(31 cr)

BIOL
-
L101 Introduction to Biological Sciences (4 cr)







BIOL
-
L314 Genetics (4 cr) ‡


______


______

______





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BIOL
-
L315 Cell Biology (4 cr) ‡









BIOL
-
L211 Molecular Biology
(3 cr) ‡


______


______


______









Yr/sem


Grade


Credit



CHEM
-
C327 Clinical Biochemistry I ‡ (5 cr)








CHEM
-
C324 Proteins and enzymes ‡ (5 cr)







CHEM
-
C483 Biological Chemistry I ‡ (3 cr)








CHEM
-
C484 Biological Chemistry II ‡ (3 cr)








6.
Biochemistry Electives

(
12

cr) (
Pick
from the following or other approved courses in consultation
with your academic advisor)




BIOL
-
L393 Hormones and Human Health I ‡ (3 cr)








BIOL
-
L394 Hormones and Human Health II ‡ (3 cr)








CHEM
-
C328
Clinical Biochemistry II ‡ (5 cr)








BIOL
-
L321 Principles of Immunology (3 cr.) ‡

______


______


______


MICR
-
J200/201 Microbiology/lab (5 cr.)

______


______


______


BIOL
-
T201 Bioinformatics (3 cr)









PHYS
-
P202 General Physics II (5 cr) ‡

______


______


______


MATH
-
M216 Calculus II (5 cr) ‡










BIOL
-
L213 Molecular Biology Lab (2 cr) ‡

______


______


______




BIOL
-
L327 Cell and Tissue Culture (3 cr) ‡

______


______


______



ANAT
-
A215 Basic Human Anatomy (5 cr)

______


______


______


PHSL
-
P215 Basic Human Physiology (5 cr)

______


______


______


CHEM
-
N100 Nutrition (4 cr.)


______


______


______


BIOL
-
L391 Biology of addictions (3 cr.) ‡

______

______


______


BIOL
-
L108 Environment and Life (3 cr.)

______


______


______


BIO
L
-
L191 Biology of Mental Illness (3 cr.)








BIOL
-
L102 Introduction to Biological Sciences (4 cr)




















7.
General Electives

(Appx. 15 credit hours)

Additional courses to total 120 credit hours, if needed, after completing all other
requirements.




















8.
Graduation Requirements



30 cr. in 300 level courses or above.


Capstone (1 cr)
































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30 cr. at IUE (200 level or above)

Y

N

Overall GPA (minimum 2.
0
)




15 cr. in Biochemistry at IUE

Y

N

Bioche
mistry GPA (minimum 2.5)





Sci./Math GPA (minimum 2.0)




9.

Total Credits

_________



These courses require prerequisites.





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Sample Curriculum by Semester

Freshman Year


Fall

UCOL
-
U101 First Year Seminar (2 cr)

BIOL
-
L101 or 102 Introduction to
biological sciences (4 cr)

CHEM
-
C105/125 General Chemistry I (5 cr)

ENG
-
W131 Elementary composition I (3 cr)


Freshman Year


Spring

ENG
-
W132 Elementary composition II (3 cr)

General education (3 cr)

MATH
-
K300 Statistical techniques (3 cr)

CHEM
-
C106/126 Ge
neral Chemistry I (5 cr)

BIOL
-
L393 Hormones and Human Health I (3 cr)


Sophomore Year


Fall

CHEM
-
C341/342 Organic Chemistry I (5 cr)

PHYS
-
P201 General Physics I (5 cr)

BIOL
-
L394 Hormones and Human Health II (3 cr)

CHEM
-
C327 Clinical Biochemistry I

(5 cr)


Sophomore Year


Spring

CHEM
-
C343/344 Organic Chemistry II (5 cr)

PHYS
-
P202 General Physics II (5 cr)

CHEM
-
C328 Clinical Biochemistry II (5 cr)

General education (3 cr)

Junior Year


Fall

CHEM
-
C483 Biological Chemistry I (3 cr)

BIOL
-
L314 Genetics (4 cr)

General education (3 cr)

Biochemistry or general elective (3
-
5 cr)


Junior Year


Spring

CHEM
-
C483 Biological Chemistry II (3 cr)

BIOL
-
L315 Cell Biology (4 cr)

General education (3 cr)

Biochemistry or general elective (3
-
5 cr)


Senior Year


Fall

CHEM
-
C324

Proteins and enzymes (5 cr)

General education (6 cr)

Biochemistry or general elective (3
-
5 cr)


Senior Year


Spring

Capstone (1 cr)





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General education (3 cr)

Biochemistry or general elective (6
-
10 cr)

Sample Schedule for New Bioche
mistry Specific Courses






















III.

List the major student outcomes (or set of performance
-
based standards) for the proposed
program
.



The BS Biochemistry degree bridges the gap between modern Chemistry and Biology. The
curriculum, designed to prepared students for either graduate work in the Biological Sciences,
the Chemical Sciences, or for entry
-
level positions in the biochemistry industry, builds on a base
of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to provide the

student the opportunity to
develop essential theoretical and practical skills.



Students will gain fundamental knowledge of foundation areas of chemistry, biology, and
biochemistry



Students will gain in
-
depth knowledge of chemistry, biology, biochemistry,
and critical
laboratory skills.



Students will develop oral and written communication skills.



Students will be able to demonstrate a mastery of factual knowledge comprehensively across
principal areas of biochemistry and be able analyze and solve problems,
understand
relationships, and interpret scientific facts and data.



IV.

Explain how student outcomes will be assessed (course
-
embedded assessment, graduate
follow
-
up, employer survey, standardized tests, etc.).

BIOL
-
L393 Hormones and Human Health I

2014, 18

Freshman Year Spring

BIOL
-
L394 Hormones and Human Health II

2014, 18

Sophomore Year Fall




CHEM
-
C327 Clinical Biochemistry I

2010, 14, 18

Sophomore Year Fall

CHEM
-
C328 Clinical Biochemistry II

2011,

15, 19

Sophomore Year Spring




CHEM
-
C483 Biological Chemistry I

2011, 15, 19

Junior Year Fall

CHEM
-
C484 Biological Chemistry II

2012, 16, 20

Junior Year Spring




CHEM C324 Proteins and enzymes

2012, 16, 20

Senior Year Fall

Independent Study (if

required)

2013, 17, 21

Senior Year Spring





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Student outcomes will be assessed by the
following methods



GPA in and outside the major



Performance in capstone



Surveys administered in upper level courses prepared by advising staff



Exit interviews with graduating seniors



GRE and MCAT scores of graduating students



Number of students admitted to
graduate and professional schools following graduation



Surveys of alumni



V.

Describe the student population to be served.



A BS Biochemistry program is ideal for students heading for professional programs in the
pharmaceutical, medical or dental schools
. Students planning to attend graduate school for a
master’s degree or Ph.D. program in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, or any
biology related field will be prime candidates for this degree.



VI.

How does the
program

complement the campus or

department mission?



As per the mission statement of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics, this degree
proposal provides a formal learning opportunity through its various courses that lead to the
completion of baccalaureate degree in biochemistr
y. Through this degree we will provide high
quality educational experience for our students in addition to preparing
them
for their
professions.
This degree builds upon our current strengths and expertise to meet the demands
and expectations of our student
s, university, community and industry. This degree proposal is a
response to a demand for increased options for students wanting to enter graduate school in
various professional and academic programs. An increase in the offerings of BS degrees in the
Schoo
l of Natural Science and Mathematics is vital and imperative to the growth of the school
and is central to fulfilling our mission.



VII.

Describe the relationship to existing programs within Indiana University.



The current BS Biochemistry degree proposal builds upon our currently existing core courses.
General and organic chemistry, physics, calculus, genetics, cell biology are courses that are
common to other BS degrees being offered by School of Natural Science

and Mathematics.
Biological chemistry I and II; proteins and enzymes; clinical biochemistry are new courses that
are being added to the core component of this degree proposal. We are thus adding novel
courses to our current strengths hence providing incre
ased learning opportunities to our
students. This degree proposal blends well with our current programs as well as adds a new
branch to the offerings at School of Natural Science and Mathematics.





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VIII.

List and indicate the resources required to implemen
t the proposed program.



Indicate sources, e.g. reallocation or any new resources such as personnel, library holdings,
equipment, etc.



The School of Natural Science and Mathematics is fully equipped to offer this degree program.
The labs have all the re
quired instruments and consumables. The school has faculty for each
new subject being offered. A dedicated teaching schedule is in place for each of the courses
mentioned in this proposal. Clinical biochemistry labs will be conducted by New Reid hospital
s
taff.



IX.

Describe any innovative features of the program (e.g. involvement with local or regional
agencies, offices, etc., cooperative efforts with other institutions, etc.).

The most unique feature of this program is our collaboration with Reid Hospital. In association
with Reid Hospital we are offering a two semester clinical biochemistry course.
Students will
attend lectures conducted by Indiana University East faculty but t
he labs will be conducted by
staff from Reid Hospital. In addition, students will have to job shadow in the biochemistry lab at
Reid hospital each semester. This is a very unique advantage our students will have above other
BS biochemistry programs offered

by other universities. With this degree we make optimal use
of the hospital facilities on our campus as well as fill a major gap in the employment market as
there is a huge shortage of trained clinical biochemists.