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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

This degree focuses on preparing you for a career that combines biology and medicine.

  • Work in the fields of biochemistry or organic chemistry
  • Understand the chemical and physical principles of living things and biological processes
  • Perform laboratory studies and publish scientific research

While earning your Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, you can expect to take classes including Bio-Organic Chemistry, Immunology, and Genetics.

Curriculum

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BS in Biochemistry (67-69 hours)

Prepares students for a career in medicine or bio-medical sciences.

  • General Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHEM 1013/1012)
  • General Chemistry 2 and Lab (CHEM 1023/1022)
  • Chemistry Seminar (CHEM 3001)
  • Organic Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHEM 3013/3012)
  • Organic Chemistry 2 and Lab (CHEM 3023/3022)
  • Analytical Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHEM 3063/3062)
  • Physical Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHEM 4043/4041)
  • Biochemistry and Lab (CHEM 4103/4102)
  • Bio-Organic Chemistry (CHEM 4123)
  • Genetics and Lab/Problems Session (BIOL3053/3051/3041)
  • Immunology (BIOL 3123)
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIOL 4153)
  • Calculus 1 (MATH2015)
  • Calculus 2 (MATH 2025)
  • Physics 1 and Lab (PHSC2013/2011) or
    • Calculus Based Physics 1 and Lab (PHSC 2033/2011)
  • Physics 2 and Lab (PHSC2023/2021) or
    • Calculus Based Physics 2 and Lab (PHSC 2043/2021)

NSP Requirements for Chemistry or Biochemistry Majors (that are not met by major requirements)

Skills Courses (12 hours)

  • College Writing 1 (ENGL1003)
  • College Writing 2 (ENGL 1013)
  • Oral Communication (COMM 1013)
  • Information Literacy (IT1013)

General Education Courses (21 hours)

  • Human Story (many options; 9 hours)
  • Creative Spirit (many options; 6 hours)
  • Quest for Meaning (many options; 6 hours)

Core Courses (12 hours)

Common Courses for Pre-Professional Majors (premed, etc.)

  • General Biology 1 and Lab (BIOL 1013/1011)
  • General Biology 2 and Lab (BIOL 1023/1021)
  • Human Anatomy and Lab (BIOL 2032/2031)
  • Microbiology and Lab (BIOL 2042/2041)
  • Human Physiology and Lab (BIOL 2052/2051 or
    • Physiology for Science Majors and Lab (BIOL2063/2051)
  • Genetics and Lab/Problem Session (BIOL3053/3051/3041)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab (BIOL 4153/4152)