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Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry

The B.A. degree in Biochemistry serves pre-professional students who are preparing themselves for entrance into professional schools.


University requirements and a minimum of 32 hours in the major including the following courses:

Course Number 

Course Title 

Credit Hours

CH 151  Fundamentals of Chemistry I  5
CH 152  Fundamentals of Chemistry II  5
CH 340  Organic Chemistry I  3
CH 341  Organic Chemistry II  3
CH 342  Organic Chemistry Laboratory I  2
CH 343  Organic Chemistry Laboratory II  2
CH 350  Biochemistry I  3
CH 351  Biochemistry Laboratory I  2
CH 352  Biochemistry II  3
CH 353  Biochemistry Laboratory II  2
CH 390  Chemical Research  1
CH 391  Chemistry Seminar  1
Required research completed prior to the semester of graduation.
Presentation of portfolio of instrumentation results prior to the semester of graduation.

Required correlated courses

BI 102  General Cellular Biology  5
BI 301  General Microbiology  4
BI 333  General Genetics  4
BI 354  Molecular Biology Laboratory  3

MA 116 and MA 117

or MA 151 

College Algebra and Trigonometry

or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

6 or 5

PS 261 or

PS 281 

College Physics I or

General Physics I 


PS 262 or

PS 282 

College Physics II or

General Physics II 


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