B.S. Degree in Biochemistry


79 hours, no minor required

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry will:

1. Be prepared for graduate level studies or entry-level positions in fields of scientific investigation.
2. Have acquired a fundamental body of knowledge in the biological and chemical sciences.
3. Be able to think critically and have conducted research in both experimental and theoretical forms.
4. Be able to communicate effectively the results of scientific research and study.
5. Have developed mature Christian attitudes towards scholarship, intellectual honesty and ethical conduct that promote a life-long appreciation for learning.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.

1. 4 hours mathematics

2. 8 hours physics with laboratory



3. 24 hours biology/biochemistry

4. 27 hours chemistry

5. 5 hours science seminar

6. 11 hours technical electives chosen from


a. Medical School Track — Take Immunology, Human Anatomy, and Human 
b. Graduate School/Industry Track — Take Calculus II, Physical Chemistry II plus 
Lab, and Technical Writing.
c. Forensics Track — Include Introduction to Forensic Science, Forensic Toxicology, 
Forensic Analysis, Practicum in Forensic Science, Human Anatomy with Cadaver 
No more than 3 hours of Practicum in Forensic Science courses may be counted 
toward the biochemistry major.