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Biochemistry/Molecular Biology


Bachelor of Science Degree — Program Overview

How does life work? Biochemistry helps us find the answer, which means it applies to medicine, dentistry, veterinary studies — and pretty much anything else that has to do with nature or science! Simply put, biochemistry is the study of how life works at the molecular level.

In our program, you’ll spend more time with your eyes glued to a microscope or a flask than you will with your nose buried in a textbook. That’s because we believe in hands-on experience, with wide variety of tools at our disposal that will make you anxious to get to lab and see what’s new.

Our facilities include one of the region’s only educational cadaver labs, new chemistry labs with state-of-the-art equipment and a revamped molecular biology workshop that makes DNA analysis a breeze. You can probe the actions of proteins in a cell using “lab-on-a-chip” technology or uncover the compounds responsible for the odor of a Life Savers® candy.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A BIOCHEMISTRY DEGREE?

A biochemistry degree from BCU is a great launching point for pursuing a career in medical studies. Or, you can land a job elsewhere in the health care field, food processing, pharmaceuticals, the oil industry, government research — and even forensic science!


Core Courses

BCMB 10IS - Molecular and Genetic Techniques I
BCMB 20IS - Molecular and Genetic Techniques II
BCMB 401 - Biochemistry (Molecular Biology) Research Project I
BCMB 402 - Biochemistry (Molecular Biology) Research Project II
BCMB 403 - Biochemistry (Molecular Biology) Research Project III
BIOL 151 - General Biology I
BIOL 357 - Genetics
BIOL 420 - Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 420L - Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab
CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 111L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 112 - Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 112L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 337 - Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 337L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 338 - Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 338L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 442 - Biochemistry I
CHEM 442L - Biochemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 443 - Biochemistry II

Additional Program Requirements

Biochemistry majors must also choose one of these following courses: CHEM 235(L), 301(L) or 445(L); and one of these following courses: BIOL 339(L) or BIOL 440(L)

Also required is one of the two supporting math curriculums: