Bachelor of Science

DescriptionDegree Requirements

The BS in Biochemistry follows guidelines established by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). With a focus on the chemistry related to biomolecules, the curriculum is designed to allow students flexibility to pursue different emphases in the field, The program includes an undergraduate research experience and prepares students for admission to graduate and professional schools, particularly in the medical field, as well as employment as professional chemists in the rapidly growing fields of biochemistry and biotechnology.

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)


CH 1050 Laboratory Safety 1
CH 2250 Techniques in Laboratory Chemistry 2
CH 2335 General Chemistry I (QRCO) 4
CH 2340 General Chemistry II 4
CH 3035 Biochemistry I (INCO) 4
CH 3370 Organic Chemistry I 4
CH 3380 Organic Chemistry II 4
CH 3410 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (WRCO) 4
CH 4025 Biochemistry II 4
CH 4190 Introduction to Research 2
CH 4530 Senior Research 4
BI 1110 Biological Science I (TECO) 4
BI 1120 Biological Science II 4
Bio Molecular elective – complete one of the following: 4
BI 3060 Genetics
BI 4188 Molecular Biology
Calculus – complete one sequence of (MA 2490 and MA 2500) or (MA 2550 and MA 2560): 8
MA 2490 Applied Calculus I (MATH) and
MA 2500 Applied Calculus II (QRCO) or
MA 2550 Calculus I (MATH) and
MA 2560 Calculus II (QRCO)
Physics – complete one sequence of (PH 2130-2140) or (PH 2410-2440): 8
PH 2130 Physics I and
PH 2140 Physics II or
PH 2410 University Physics I and
PH 2420 University Physics II and
PH 2430 University Physics Laboratory I and
PH 2440 University Physics Laboratory II and
Upper-division Electives – complete two 3000/4000 level courses from Biology or Chemistry or Computer Science or Mathematics 6-8
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry* 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
GACO Global Awareness Connection 3
DICO Diversity Connection 3
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 16-14
*For students entering with 24 or more transfer credits, this course becomes an elective.

*All course information is from the 2017-2018 Catalog.