Sep 27, 2021  
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: CONTENT MAY NOT BE CURRENT. USE THE DROP DOWN ABOVE TO ACCESS THE CURRENT CATALOG.

Biochemistry Major


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs

Objectives of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry:

  1. Graduates shall be able to demonstrate technical competency in the performance of basic laboratory operations, including solution preparation and standardization, common synthetic procedures, standard qualitative and quantitative analysis procedures, and operation of standard laboratory equipment.
  2. Graduates shall have an in-depth understanding of the theoretical basis of biochemistry, as well as areas of application of chemical principles.
  3. Graduates shall be capable of critical analysis and shall have had experience in applying the scientific method to a chemical problem.
  4. Graduates must be well versed in the language of biochemistry and should be capable of effectively communicating chemical knowledge in both written and oral forms.
  5. Graduates shall be able to function as chemical professionals in entry-level jobs or to succeed in graduate studies in biochemistry or related scientific fields.

Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


First-Year Seminar - Total Credits: 2-3


English Composition - Total Credits: 6


Second - Year Seminar - Total Credits: 3


Constitutions - Total Credits: 4-6


Mathematics - Total Credits: 8


Distribution Requirement: Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking


Fulfilled by major requirements

Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9

Social Science - Total Credits: 9

Multicultural and International


(see note 3 below)

Additional Degree Requirements


Total Credits: 124-127


Notes


  1. It is strongly recommended that students take SCI 101 to satisfy the First Year Seminar requirement.
  2. The sequence PHYS 180-180L, 181-181L, and 182-182L is an acceptable replacement for PHYS 151,152; any two course combination from PHYS 180, 181, and 182 is not an acceptable replacement.
  3. Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.
  4. At least 40 credits must be earned at the upper-division level (300 and above).

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs