May 23, 2019  
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Biochemistry B.S.

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The Biochemistry major allows students to gain and improve their skills in both chemistry and life science. Courses emphasize the study of the structure and function of biomolecules and chemical reactions in living cells. Laboratory work teaches techniques in the field while reinforcing important concepts presented in lectures. This major is excellent preparation for pre-veterinary, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, and graduate school.

Students in the Biochemistry major must maintain a minimum of C- (70) in all courses required for the major.

Completing this degree program will provide students with:

  • Scientific literacy/competencyUnderstanding the scientific method, scientific investigation, mastery of content
  • Intellectual curiosity/creativity/resourcefulness
  • Methodological competence: Graduated independence/self-directed study
  • Written and oral communication, interpersonal communication skills


Core Curriculum:

In addition, all students must fulfill the college’s core curriculum  requirements and meet the 128 credit graduation requirement.  The First Year Experience (FYE) Seminar  is a requirement for all first-year students.

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