The Bachelor of Science with a major in biochemistry program is designed for students who plan to enter graduate school or the chemical or pharmaceutical industry. In particular, it is ideal for the pre-professional student preparing for admission into a school of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or physical therapy. The curriculum is certified by the American Chemical Society.

The biochemistry curriculum is particularly well suited to premedical students. Entrance requirement for most medical schools require an undergraduate program to include a two semesters of biology, physics, English composition, a modern language and some calculus in addition to a strong chemistry background. Pre-professional counseling for science and health careers is available on campus.

Degree Plan

NOTE: All students are required to complete the General Education Requirements of their campus in fulfillment of their Bachelor degree requirements.

Semesters 1 and 2

Semeters 3 and 4

Semesters 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

  • CHEM2211 Inorganic Chemistry Lecture
  • CHEM2221  Analytical Chemistry Lecture
  • CHEM2223 Analytical Chemistry Lecture / Laboratory

Semester 8

Cognate Requirements

Semesters 1 and 2

Semesters 3 and 4

Semester 8

Major Requirements:

Free Electives: May be chosen from any courses offered at the University after consultation with an advisor, (student may not take BIOL1101 -1102). (Foreign language is recommended for students intending to go to graduate school.)
Advance Mathematics Course: select one course, three credits, from the following:
  • MATH2203        Calculus III
  • MATH2337        Applied Statistics
Science Electives: Any upper-level (3000 or 4000) undergraduate or graduate science course or Independent Study.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Course Descriptions