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The Bachelor of Science major program in biochemistry is an excellent choice for pursuing premedical, predental, and other preprofessional interests. With carefully chosen electives and possible opportunities for further education, this program allows you to combine chemistry with other fields of study in support of career paths such as biochemist, forensic chemist, biomedical or healthcare scientist, analytical chemist, pharmacologist, nutritionist or toxicologist, dentist, pharmacist, and medical doctor/physician.
For details on pursuing a secondary education second degree (BSEd) to teach Biochemistry in middle school/high school, click on the links to the Secondary Education - Second Degree Program and the School of Education page in this catalog. Note: The BSEd as a second degree in these programs cannot be earned without completion of the bachelor’s degree in the content area from the College of Arts and Sciences. See Program Requirements below for a link to the Secondary Education - Second Degree 4-Year Plan.
Student Learning Outcomes:
The student will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for the biochemistry profession.
The student will use their biochemistry knowledge to make sound decisions and solve problems in their discipline while demonstrating skills for life-long learning.
The student will exhibit high levels of personal integrity and professional ethics in their undergraduate careers.
The student will demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to be responsible and productive in various community settings.
The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills through both qualitative and quantitative problem solving.
Declaring this Major:
To earn a B.S. with a major in Biochemistry, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above.