BS - Biochemistry

  • The Bachelor of Science with a major in Biochemistry is designed to prepare students for graduate school in biochemistry or for a variety of professional schools including medical, veterinary, and dental. This degree also provides training for BS level biochemist positions in industrial, academic, and government laboratories.

    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides American Chemical Society (ACS) approved programs. Students completing a baccalaureate degree that meets the ACS Guidelines will receive an ACS-certified degree. See an academic advisor for more information on the requirements for ACS certification.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I
      3
    • CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry Lab I
      1
    • SCM 2000 Culture of Science and Math
      3
    • General Education Core Curriuclum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    Total: 16

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II
      3
    • CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry Lab II
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 (1 of 2) recommended BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L
      4
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MATH 2202 Calculus II
      4
    • CHEM 3361 Modern Organic Chemistry I
      3
    • CHEM 3361L Modern Organic Chem I Lab
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 (2 of 2) recommended BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L
      4
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CHEM 2800 Quantitative Analy Chem
      3
    • CHEM 2800L Quantitative Analy Chem Lab
      1
    • CHEM 3362 Modern Organic Chemistry II
      3
    • CHEM 3362L Modern Organic Chem II Lab
      1
    • BIOL 3300 Genetics
      3
    • BIOL 3300L Genetics Laboratory
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I
      3
    • PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics I Lab
      1
    • CHEM 3501 Bio Chem I: Struct/Fun Macro
      3
    • CHEM 3501L Biochemistry I Lab
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 14

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II
      3
    • PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics II Lab
      1
    • CHEM 3502 Biochemistry II: Metabolism
      3
    • CHEM 3512L Biochemistry II Laboratory
      1
    • Supporting Discipline Elective (1 of 3)
      3
    Total: 13
Year 3 (Hours: 27)

Term 7

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CHEM 3105 Inorganic Chemistry
      3
    • CHEM 3105L Inorganic Synthesis Lab
      1
    • CHEM 4500K Meth NucleicAcid&ProteinBioche
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • Supporting Discipline Science Elective (2 of 2) **If BIOL 1107/1107L/1108/1108L or PHYS2211/2122L/2212/2212L or its equivalency were taken inArea D2, choose any course from these prefixes: ASTR,BIOL, CHEM, EDSM, ENVS, GEOG, GEOL, HON, ISCI, MATH, PHYS (Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L andPHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L), SCI,STAT, or other course approved by the department chair.
      4
    • Free Elective 1 Credit Hour
      1
    Total: 16
Year 4 (Hours: 32)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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