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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry (BS)

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University Requirements:

College Requirements:

Second Writing Requirement:

A Second Writing Requirement  approved by the College of Arts and Sciences. This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours, completed with a minimum grade of C-, and the section enrolled must be designated as satisfying the requirement in the academic term completed. ENGL 410  is highly recommended.

College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements:

The College Breadth Requirements are taken in addition to the University Breadth Requirement. Up to three credits from each of the University Breadth Requirement categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy these College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements. College Breadth courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

A total of 21 credits from Groups A, B, and C is required with a minimum of six credits in each group. The six credits from each group could be from the same area.

Major Requirements:

Candidates for a BS in biochemistry must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 for all chemistry courses taken (minimum 47 credits). Repeated Chemistry courses are counted only once in the calculation of the Chemistry GPA. The calculation of the chemistry course GPA (2.00 minimum required for graduation) for candidates for the BS degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry will not include grades earned for lower level subdisciplinary courses taken after a higher level course in the same subdiscipline has been taken and passed with a grade of C or higher. Likewise, freshman-level courses may not be used by upperclassmen as GPA enhancers after those required for graduation has been taken. CHEM 342  and CHEM 100  will be regarded as exceptions to the foregoing prohibitions, since their subject matter coverage is considerably different than that found in higher level courses.

Example: A grade earned in CHEM 214  subsequent to a C or better grade earned in CHEM 527 (or CHEM 641/CHEM 642) would not be counted in the chemistry GPA calculation for BS chemistry or biochemistry majors.

Two of the following:

Research or Biology Laboratory:

Senior Seminar:


After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

Credits to Total a Minimum of 124

Last Revised 2016-2017 Academic Year

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