Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 124
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0
Minimum number of credits to complete the major: 66
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biochemistry prepares graduates to enter directly into the many areas of the chemical industry, or to pursue advanced studies in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, medicine, dentistry or veterinary science. This program provides a thorough understanding of chemical and biological principles, both theoretical and practical. A strong emphasis is placed on laboratory work and excellent instrumentation facilities are available for student use. Students have the option of conducting independent research and/or summer research, and participating in internships and co-op opportunities.
Biochemistry majors may want to consider a minor in forensic science, mathematics, physics, or education (middle or secondary school). Students can fulfill the standard prerequisites for professional schools (medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, or physician assistant) by majoring in Biochemistry. Some professional schools recommend that students take additional courses.
Students can receive an ACS Certified BS Biochemistry degree by taking two additional courses (CHM 4910 Directed Research I and CHM 4920 Directed Research II) above those required for the BS degree.