The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is a rigorous and contemporary curriculum that is responsive to future developments, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature and diversity of the chemical sciences, thus enabling students to become successful professionals, scholars, scientifically literate citizens and leaders. The curriculum provides a hands-on approach, where students learn by doing. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of chemistry in biological science and the degree is capped by an authentic research experience, preparing students for scientific careers, graduate studies or professional programs. Students preparing for health-related fields (e.g., medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine) or those who desire an advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D.) in biochemistry, biology or the health sciences receive excellent preparation from the program.
Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and include CHEM 325 and CHEM 411 may qualify for certification by the American Chemical Society.
In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree section in this catalog for complete information.