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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry Major, B.S.

The Biochemistry B.S. degree program offers students a focused, intensive education in the natural sciences and in the field of biochemistry. This degree prepares students for graduate work in biochemistry, for biochemical and biomedical careers in industry/government, and for post-graduate studies in the health sciences.

This degree is an extended major and no minor is required. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the major. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Required Non-Chemistry Courses

Biochemistry is, by nature, an interdisciplinary area of study, and the required coursework reflects that reality, offering a complete education in the biochemical, biomedical, and technical fields. The student must satisfy the non-chemistry course requirements below.

Note: MTH 1410 counts as a Quantitative Literacy General Studies course; the Biology and Physics courses count as Natural and Physical Science General Studies courses.

Additional Course Requirements

Students must complete a Senior Experience course offered by the Department of Chemistry.

Total Credits

Total for Major: 77 credits

Minimum for Graduation: 120 credits