Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Biochemistry Minor


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Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Michele Hargittai, mhargittai@francis.edu, 814-472-2775
Coordinator: Dr. Michele Hargittai, mhargittai@francis.edu, 814-472-2775
 

Program Description:

Biochemists study the chemical processes that occur in living cells as well as the structure and function of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. Biochemistry 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.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Department Learning Objectives

  1. Ability to use and read chemical formulas, nomenclature and chemical reactions and to do calculations involving stoichiometry, mixtures, solutions, solubility, and chemical equilibrium
  2. Ability to describe and recognize bonding, structure and stereochemistry and to predict organic reactions, mechanisms and synthesis
  3. Ability to describe how biological molecules are metabolized, regulation of metabolic pathways, and regulation of cell signaling systems

  4. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of molecular genetics and how this leads to the expression and inheritance of traits

Total Credits Required:

18-21 credits

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