B.S. Degree in Biochemistry

Overview


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.

See Degree Plan

4 HOURS MATHEMATICS

  • MATH-2114 - Calculus I With Analytical Geometry

8 HOURS OF PHYSICS WITH LABORATORY

  • PHYS-1114 - College Physics I

or

  • PHYS-2514 - Physics I
  • PHYS-1214 - College Physics II

or

  • PHYS-2614 - Physics II

24 HOURS BIOLOGY

  • BIOL-1115 - General Biology: I Cellular and Molecular Systems@
  • BIOL-2913 - Biostatistics
  • BIOL-3415 - General Microbiology 
  • BIOL-4014 - Biochemistry I with Lab
  • BIOL-4123 - Biochemistry II
  • BIOL-4223 - Molecular Biology
  • BIOL-4301 - Molecular Biology Lab

27 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-4113 - Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM-4121 - Physical Chemistry Experiments I

5 HOURS SCIENCE SEMINAR

  • GNSC-1711 - Freshman Science Seminar
  • GNSC-2711 - Sophomore Science Seminar
  • GNSC-3711 - Junior Science Seminar
  • GNSC-4712 - Senior Science Seminar

11HOURS TECHNICAL ELECTIVES CHOSEN FROM

  • BIOL-1215 - General Biology II: Comparative Physiology and Ecology
  • BIOL-2314 - Genetics
  • BIOL-2244 - Human Anatomy

or

  • 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-4711 - Practicum in Forensic Science
  • CHEM-4712 - Practicum in Forensic Science
  • CHEM-4713 - Practicum in Forensic Science
  • MATH-2214 - Calculus II With Analytical Geometry

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