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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, B.S.

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The Biochemistry major is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly by the Biology Department and the Chemistry Department. Biochemists study the chemical processes that occur in living cells as well as the structure and function of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. The Biochemistry major at Saint Francis University gives students a solid background in the fundamental principles of chemistry and biology. Students learn cutting edge science and how to apply their knowledge to solve problems through critical thinking. Biochemistry graduates find employment opportunities in the fields of medicine, pharmacology, bioinformatics, cancer biology, biophysics, immunology, genetics, cosmetic industry, agricultural industry, food industry, government, and sales and marketing. Students will graduate ready to enter the workforce directly into research or to pursue further study in graduate or professional school. An American Chemical Society (ACS) certified degree may be earned. Undergraduate research and/or internships are greatly encouraged.

American Chemical Society Certified Degree

Required courses:  CHEM 121, CHEM 122, CHEM 221, CHEM 222, CHEM 251, CHEM 321, CHEM 323, CHEM 324, BCHM 302, BCHM 405, BCHM 407, BCHM 492, and BCHM 398-399 or BCHM 499

3 or more additional credits: CHEM 305, CHEM 322, CHEM 308, CHEM 401, CHEM 404, CHEM 410


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