Dec 10, 2023
Program Learning Outcomes
1) Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge and comprehension of the salient properties and functions of the main classes of biomolecules required to sustain life, as well as the central metabolic, regulatory and bioenergetic pathways required for the viability of biological cells.
2) Demonstrate a basic understanding of the laboratory techniques used in biochemistry and related areas.
3) Display an ability to effectively communicate (both written and orally) important biochemical concepts and methods.
4) Be able to understand and interpret key biochemical research data from the primary literature.
General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)
Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.
Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 72
Basic Requirements: (53 Credits)
Seven credits from among:
Related Requirements: (19 Credits)
One of the following: Tool Skill Courses
Minimum Competence Requirement
Students must attain a grade of C- or better in all required Chemistry and Biology courses before those courses can be used as prerequisites for another course:
Department Writing Requirement
The biochemistry writing requirement will be met by successful completion (grade of C- or better) in the Senior Biochemistry Seminar of which an integral part is the successful writing of a formal biochemistry review paper of 8-12 pages. The paper is retained by the department in which the student is advised.
Sample Course Map
For Students who Matriculated prior to Fall 2022: please select the bulletin year in which you entered the college (matriculated) at the top right of this page.
- First Year
- Fall - 15 Credit Hours
- Spring -15 Credit Hours
- Second Year
- Fall - 16 Credit Hours
- Spring - 17 Credit Hours
- Third Year
- Fall - 14 Credit Hours
- Spring - 14 Credit Hours
- Fourth Year
- Fall - 14 Credit Hours
- Spring - 15 Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours: 120
The biochemistry major can lead to a variety of professional and vocational pursuits, and career goals should be considered when selecting electives. Students should discuss choices with their advisors, who can suggest electives for a variety of options. A few examples follow.
Note: Variation in the order of courses is possible, depending upon prereqisties. Consult course information in the bulletin or your academic advisor to customize your eight semester plan.
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