Apr 01, 2020  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 ARCHIVED CATALOG

Biochemistry, B.S.

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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Fundamental Concepts. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts, terminology, and theories in the major sub-disciplines of the field of chemistry: organic, inorganic, analytical, physical chemistry, and biochemistry (if applicable).
  2. Problem-Solving Skills. Students will exhibit the tools necessary for problem-solving in both the classroom and lab and will demonstrate the ability to conduct inquiry-based experiments. Students will be able to clearly define problems, propose testable hypotheses, design and carry out experiments, analyze data using statistical methods and appropriate computer programs, draw defensible conclusions, and describe sources of error.
  3. Chemical Literature Competence. Students will possess skills necessary to locate scientific articles using online, interactive database-searching tools. Once retrieved, students will be able to analyze and critically evaluate technical articles.
  4. Communication Skills. Students will be able to effectively communicate technical information both in written and oral forms. Students should be able to critically assimilate knowledge from different locations and prepare clear and organized oral presentations and write concise reports in scientifically-appropriate styles.
  5. Collaborative Experience. Students will exhibit the skills necessary to work in teams, working collaboratively to solve problems. Students will have opportunities to serve as peer leaders and interact with diverse team members in a professional manner.
  6. Lab Safety Skills. Students will understand safe lab practices and how to apply them. Students should recognize potential hazards and disposal techniques as well as know how to handle lab emergencies.
  7. Ethics and Christian Perspective. Students will know how to conduct themselves responsibly and professionally and appreciate the role of chemistry in contemporary issues. Students will examine the importance of integrating Christian faith into their discipline.

Students interested in teaching Chemistry should consider adding a minor in Education.

Refer to the link for Preparation for Medical School and other Professional Study  for information.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Biochemistry

University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

The Mathematics elective is covered by MTH 1134 , the Life Science elective is covered by BIO 1124 , and the Physical Science elective is covered by either CHM 1124  or PHY 2114  in the program requirements.


Complete a standardized achievement test designated by the department

Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours - 124

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