Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Biochemistry (American Chemical Society approved program)

Minimum required: 121 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. This Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Biochemistry will be certified as approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).  The ACS approved program provides external validation for the curriculum, faculty and resources in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry that will certify to potential employers that the department and curriculum has met certain industry standards, and thus should increase the student's marketable skills.
  2. A minor is required, and the Biology minor is strongly recommended.
  3. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.

 Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
BIO 11301BIO 11311
BIO 13303BIO 13313
US 11001MATH 24714
ENG 13103ENG 13203
PHIL 1305 or 13203 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423
MATH 24724BIO 24504
PHYS 14304PHYS 24254
English Literature13COMM 13103
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33753CHEM 33803
CHEM 33903CHEM 33813
BIO 24004HIST 13203
HIST 13103POSI 23203
POSI 23103Social and Behavioral Sciences3
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33413CHEM 42992
CHEM 43603CHEM 43853
CHEM 44814CHEM 43823
Minor Advanced Elective2,33Minor Advanced Elective2,33
Minor Advanced Elective2,33Select one of the following:3
 16 14
Total Hours: 121

 See the Core Curriculum section of this catalog for general education core curriculum requirements.


 A minimum of 9 writing intensive hours and a total of 36 advanced hours are required to graduate.


Minor and electives should be chosen in consultation with the department or academic advisor.