Biochemistry

General

Program Title

Biochemistry

Degree Designation

BS

Program Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

Biochemistry. A program that focuses on the scientific study of the chemistry of living systems, their fundamental chemical substances and reactions, and their chemical pathways and information transfer systems, with particular reference to carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Includes instruction in bio-organic chemistry, protein chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, bioseparations, regulatory biochemistry, enzymology, hormonal chemistry, calorimetry, and research methods and equipment operation.

College/School

College of Science and Engineering

Status

Active

Requirements

Program Requirements (76-81 credits)

(68-72 credits) course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course. One of the following: course or course. One pair of the following: course and course or course and course. One pair of the following: course and course or course and course.

Electives

(8-9 credits) Choose one of: course, course, course. Choose one of: course, course, course.

  • Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing course and course.

Learning Outcomes

Objective

Communicate the ideas and processes of science in the context of biochemistry and molecular biology clearly and precisely, both orally and in writing.

Objective

Demonstrate the ability to design and execute experiments and analyze resulting data. Experimentation will demonstrate ability to use modern instrumentation.

Objective

Apply an understanding of biochemistry and molecular biology to the structure and function relationship in biochemical/biological systems.

Objective

Model information storage and flow in a dynamic system.

Objective

Apply chemistry and physics to realize that energy and matter cannot be created or destroyed dictating homeostasis.

Objective

Describe through biochemistry and molecular biology how all organisms are related.

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