Jun 13, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, B.S.

Department of Chemistry  
Paul Kline, program coordinator

A Biochemistry degree can not only prepare students for professional careers as chemists; it may also serve as the basis for work in areas outside pure chemistry, such as materials science, medicine and other health-related fields, nutrition, pharmacology, patent law, business, and environmental science, to name a few.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Biochemistry, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 55 hours*
Supporting Courses 12 hours*
Electives 12-23 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

 *This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (55 hours)

Supporting Courses (12 hours)

Electives (12-23 hours)

  • 8 credit hours must be 3000/4000 level

Curriculum: Biochemistry

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.


Subtotal: 28 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Included in the electives will be the hours necessary for the completion of the required 36 upper-division hours for graduation requirements and the necessary hours to satisfy the 120-hour graduation requirement.

NOTE 1: A student who has had little or no high school chemistry or is not satisfied with his/her high school chemistry should first take CHEM 1010 /CHEM 1011  before taking CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111 .

NOTE 2: A student who has a sufficiently high score on the ACT Mathematics test may begin with MATH 1910 . If the background in math is weak, MATH 1710  should be taken before MATH 1730 .