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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

This program is designed for students seeking a career in the biomedical sciences and intending to pursue an advanced degree in the field of biochemistry.


University requirements and a minimum of 40 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 320  Analytical Chemistry  3
CH 321  Analytical Chemistry Laboratory  1
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 381  Physical Chemistry I  3
CH 390  Chemical Research  2
CH 391  Chemistry Seminar  1
Oral presentation of CH390 research results.
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 353  Molecular Genetics  3
BI 354  Molecular Biology Lab  3
MA 151  Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  5
PS 281  General Physics I  5
PS 282  General Physics II  5
CM 111  Introduction to Structured Programming  4
One additional credit hour in biology is needed to fulfill the "20 hours in one department" requirement of the 30-hour minor for the B.S. degree.

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