Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Biochemistry, B.S.


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(Certified by the American Chemical Society)

Please see Program/Degree Changes and Updates  for changes to this program.

The B.S. degree in biochemistry is appropriate for students interested in the medical fields, graduate study in chemistry or biochemistry, or employment in the biochemical, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. All courses in the major core, major electives and supporting courses must be taken in the traditional grading mode (A-F). Undergraduate research is required for the B.S. degree in biochemistry. Transcripts will be noted as approved by the American Chemical Society.

Please see the current approved curriculum on the SSU official catalog web page.

  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (48, 16 in major) 48  
  Major requirements 43  
  Biology / Chemistry courses 10  
  Supporting courses 13-15  
  Electives 4-6  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

Major Core Requirements


* Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 255 ) is not required for students who have completed CHEM 125A  & CHEM 125B , but is required for majors that took CHEM 115A /CHEM 115B  . Students should replace these four units by completing the challenge by exam form upon completion of the series.

Biology/Chemistry Courses


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Units


Total units in the major core: 43

Total units in Biology/Chemistry Courses: 10

Total units in GE courses: 50

Electives: 2-4

Total units to graduate: 120

Sample Four-Year Program


* Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 255 ) is not required for students who have completed CHEM 125A  & CHEM 125B . Students should replace these four units by completing the challenge by exam form upon completion of the series.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry


Freshman Year: 30 Units


Sophomore Year: 29 Units


Junior Year: 30 Units


Senior Year: 31 Units


Fall Semester (16 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Total Semester Units: 120


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