2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 11, 2022  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biochemistry [BCH]


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A major in biochemistry provides a strong foundation for post-graduate study in the field, and prepares students for health-science related careers including medicine, dentistry, allied health and pharmacy. Students with biochemistry degrees also go onto careers in business, forensics, and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. For more information about this program, contact the Chemistry Department .

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational material in the field of Biochemistry
  2. Integrate knowledge across the fields of Chemistry and Biology
  3. Retrieve, analyze, and interpret peer-reviewed literature in the field of Biochemistry
  4. Communicate science effectively through written reports, oral presentations and discussion
  5. Design and carry out experiments that answer scientific questions in the field of Biochemistry

Career Potential

  • Industrial chemist
  • Health professions
  • Research scientist
  • Consultant
  • Law enforcement
  • Patent attorney
  • State and federal agency scientist and policymaker

B. Elective Course Option: 3 credit hours


C. Related Courses in Science and Math: 14-16 credit hours


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry over Four Years


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Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 13


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 17


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 13


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