College of Health and Science

Biochemistry Major (BS Traditional)

Biochemistry majors focus on the chemistry of living systems.  The major includes coursework in key fundamental areas of biology and chemistry including molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and a full year sequence of biochemistry.  The major pushes students to develop their critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and laboratory skills in a true interdisciplinary way.  Students are required to participate in an on-campus research experience as a part of this program.  

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
General Biology I (4)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
BIO 130General Biology II4
CHE 115General Chemistry I4
CHE 116General Chemistry II4
CHE 221Organic Chemistry I4
CHE 222Organic Chemistry II4
CHE 328Biochemistry I4
CHE 329Biochemistry II4
MAT 135Calculus I4
MAT 146Calculus II4
PHS 221General Physics I (Calc Based)4
PHS 222General Physics II (Calc Based)4
CHE 326Analytical Chemistry I4
CHE 341Thermodynamics4
BIO 330Cell Biology4
BIO 210Genetics4
BIO 335Molecular Biology4
SCI 453Science Senior Capstone2
Please choose from one of these courses:4
Research and Techniques (4)
Research in Science (4)
Total Credits70