B.S. Degree in Biochemistry
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry will have:
- Active Faith: Develop mature Christian attitudes towards scholarship, intellectual honesty, and ethical conduct that promote a life-long appreciation for learning in biochemistry.
- Foundational Knowledge: Acquire a fundamental body of knowledge in the natural sciences, emphasizing chemistry, biochemistry, and physics.
- Information Literacy: Effectively identify, locate, and evaluate information needed for preparing a scientific paper, presentation, or project, primarily using biochemistry resources.
- Structured Reasoning: Understand the scientific method and use it to measure and evaluate experimental data in chemistry, biochemsitry, and physics labs.
- Critical and Creative Thinking: Solve problems and think critically in both experimental and theoretical situations.
- Effective Communication: Communicate effectively the results of scientific research and study, primarily in chemistry, biochemistry, and physics.
- Personal, Social, and Global Stewardship: Participate in curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance learning and preparation for careers in the natural sciences, primarily in biochemistry.
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.
4 Hours mathematics
- MATH-2114 Calculus I with Analytical Geometry
8 Hours physics with laboratory
- PHYS-1114 College Physics I
- PHYS-2514 Physics I
- PHYS-1214 College Physics II
- PHYS-2614 Physics II
21 Hours biology
- BIOL-1115 General Biology I: Cellular and Molecular Systems
- BIOL-2314 Genetics
- BIOL-2913 Biostatistics Methods
- BIOL-3415 General Microbiology
- BIOL-4223 Molecular Biology
- BIOL-4301 Molecular Biology Lab
34 Hours chemistry
- CHEM-1115 General Chemistry I
- CHEM-1215 General Chemistry II
- CHEM-3114 Analytical Chemistry I
- CHEM-3115 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM-3124 Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM-4014 Biochemistry I and Lab
- CHEM-4113 Physical Chemistry I
- CHEM-4121 Physical Chemistry Experiments I
- CHEM-4123 Biochemistry II
5 Hours science seminar
- GNSC-1711 Freshman Science Seminar
- GNSC-2711 Sophomore Science Seminar
- GNSC-3711 Junior Science Seminar
- GNSC-4712 Senior Science Seminar
7 Hours technical electives chosen from
- BIOL-1215 General Biology II: Diversity, Physiology and Ecology
- BIOL-2244 Human Anatomy
- BIOL-3115 Human Anatomy with Cadaver Dissection
- BIOL-3224 Human Physiology
- BIOL-3435 Pathogenic Microbiology
- BIOL-4213 Immunology
- BIOL-4411 Introduction to Research
- BIOL-4412 Undergraduate Research
- CHEM-2113 Introduction to Forensic Science
- CHEM-3214 Analytical Chemistry II
- CHEM-4213 Physical Chemistry II
- CHEM-4221 Physical Chemistry Experiments II
- CHEM-4313 Forensic Toxicology
- CHEM-4414 Inorganic Chemistry
- CHEM-4514 Forensic Analysis
- CHEM-4611 Research Methods
- CHEM-4612 Research Methods
- CHEM-4613 Research Methods
- CHEM-4713 Practicum in Forensic Science
- MATH-2214 Calculus II with Analytical Geometry
Recommendations As Follows:
- A.) Medical School Track — Take Immunology, Human Anatomy w/ Cadaver Dissection, and Human Physiology.
- B.) Graduate School/Industry Track — Take Calculus II, Physical Chemistry II plus Lab, Analytical Chemisty II, and Technical Writing.
- C.) Forensics Track — Take Introduction to Forensic Science, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Analysis, and Practicum in Forensic Science
No more than 3 hours of Practicum in Forensic Science courses may be counted toward the biochemistry major.