This major is designed for students who plan a career in biochemistry or a related health science area such as medicine or dentistry. Majors may pursue further graduate studies, a career in biotechnology or a related industry.
Students are recommended to take MATH 273 before taking CHEM 381.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Master the concepts and skills, including experimental techniques, designated in curriculum learning outcomes for courses in General, Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical chemistry, which are needed to graduate and successfully pursue career pathways.
- Write and speak clearly in the language and style of the discipline.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to develop explanations, support qualitative and quantitative problem solving, and design experiments to test hypotheses.
- Use computers and the modern software of the discipline to fulfill designated curricular outcomes in lab and lecture courses that require data acquisition and analysis, instrument control, computation and display of molecular structure, or preparation of written reports or oral presentations.
- Retrieve and critically analyze chemical literature.
- Practice health and safety protocols that are integral to the discipline.
- Work effectively in group situations.