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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, BS

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Program Requirements

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 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.

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 Semester Hours: 120-121

1 MATH 2060  or STAT 2300  

2 See General Education Requirements .

3 CH 3310  may be substituted.

4 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.

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

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


  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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