Jun 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived 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.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to explain biological, chemical, and biochemical phenomena and concepts in oral, written and visual formats that reflect standards and professionalism
  2. Students will be able to independently propose scientific question, design and execute experimental procedures, and collect and organize data sets
  3. Students will be able to search and evaluate the scientific literature
  4. Students will be able to critically analyze and solve quantitative and conceptual questions
  5. Students will be able to apply scientific method to answer hypothesis-driven questions.
  6. Students will be able to methodically interpret scientific data sets and propose conclusions clearly and effectively


Core Curriculum:

In addition, all students must fulfill the college’s core curriculum  requirements and meet the 120 credit graduation requirement.  The First Year Experience (FYE) Seminar  is a requirement for all first-year students.

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