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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry Major, BS

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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.

Chemistry Program Requirements

Students must have earned a grade of C- or higher in all prerequisites to be admitted to a course. To graduate, all chemistry majors are required to achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.25 GPA in courses required for the major. To receive a minor in chemistry, students are required to achieve a 2.25 GPA in courses required for the minor.

Lab Fees
All chemistry labs have fees associated with them that must be paid when registering for the course.

Biochemistry Program Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in the concepts and skills designated in curriculum learner outcomes for courses in the relevant disciplines of chemistry and biochemistry;
  • communicate clearly and accurately, using the language and style appropriate to the field of biochemistry;
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills that will allow for the explanation of chemistry- and biochemistry-related principles and techniques, as well as quantitative problem solving, and demonstrate the ability to design experiments to test hypotheses;
  • retrieve and critically analyze chemical literature, demonstrate the ability to use software-based tools for bioinformatics and data analysis, and use computers to interface with scientific equipment in a lab environment; and
  • utilize established safety protocols for standard chemistry procedures and locate available tools to establish new safety protocols.

Required Courses Credits: 82

Calculus Credits: 15

General Biology Credits: 15

Quantitative Analysis Credits: 5

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 2-5

Total Credits: 112-115

College and Department Information

Chemistry Department  
College of the Sciences  

Program Codes

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