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/competency: Understanding the scientific method, scientific investigation, mastery of content
Methodological competence: Graduated independence/self-directed study
Written and oral communication, interpersonal communication skills