Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Biochemistry, BS


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Program Description


Biochemistry is the study of the molecular basis of life. To comprehend current biochemical information and make future contributions to our molecular understanding of life processes, students must obtain a broad background in biology and a firm foundation in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. This is the basis of the biochemistry curriculum. The Bachelor of Science program in Biochemistry has full accreditation from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Students also have the opportunity to obtain an ASBMB-certified degree by exhibiting satisfactory performance on the ASBMB certification exam.

The program provides an excellent educational background for professional school (medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine) and graduate school in biochemistry, molecular biology, or another biological science discipline. Graduates will find employment opportunities in the research and service programs of universities, medical schools, hospitals, research institutes, and industrial and government laboratories.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Credit Hours: 14

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 13

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 14

Total Credits: 120-121


Footnotes


1 See General Education Requirements .

2 BIOL 2220 , BIOL 2230 , or any courses at 3000 level or above in BCHM, BIOE, BIOL, CH, GEN, MATH, MICR, PHYS, PLPA, and STAT. Other courses must be approved by advisor.

3 See General Education Requirements . Three of these credit hours must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement.

4 Two semesters of a modern language are strongly recommended. See Modern Languages Requirement at Clemson University statement in Academic Regulations .

Notes:

  1. A student is allowed to enroll in science and mathematics courses only when all prerequisites have been passed with a grade of C or higher.
  2. A minimum grade of C is required in all science and mathematics courses. No student may exceed a maximum of two attempts, excluding a W, to complete successfully any science or mathematics course.

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