BS - Biochemistry 24

  • 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
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum- Mathematics & Quantitative Skills
      3
    Total: 15

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- Technology, Mathematics and Science I
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Technology, Mathematics, and Science II (1 of 2) recommended BIOL 1107 and BIOL
      4
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MATH 2202 Calculus II
      4
    • CHEM 3361 Modern Organic Chemistry I
      3
    • CHEM 3361L Modern Organic Chem I Lab
      1
    • CHEM 2800 Quantitative Analy Chem
      3
    • CHEM 2800L Quantitative Analy Chem Lab
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Arts and Humanities I
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CHEM 3362 Modern Organic Chemistry II
      3
    • CHEM 3362L Modern Organic Chem II Lab
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Technology, Mathematics, and Science II (2 of 2) recommended BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Arts and Humanities II
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Social Sciences II
      3
    Total: 14
Year 2 (Hours: 29)

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
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Political Science and U.S. History II
      3
    • Upper Division Electives (1 of 3): 9 credit hours must be at the 3000-4000 level. Courses from any department (including chemistry) should be taken that integrate the students chemical interests and career goals. This area could be used for credit toward a KSU Minor.
      3
    Total: 17

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • 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
    • Upper Division Electives (2 of 3): 9 credit hours must be at the 3000-4000 level. Courses from any department (including chemistry) should be taken that integrate the students chemical interests and career goals. This area could be used for credit toward a KSU Minor.
      3
    • If BIOL 1107/L, and BIOL 1108/L are taken in T2 see advisor regarding how to complete requirement
      4
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 32)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CHEM 3601 PhysChem:QuantumChem&Spec
      3
    • BIOL 3300 Genetics
      3
    • BIOL 3300L Genetics Laboratory
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Institutional Priorities II
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Social Science I
      3
    • Free Elective 1 Credit Hour
      1
    Total: 14

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CHEM 3105 Inorganic Chemistry
      3
    • CHEM 3105L Inorganic Synthesis Lab
      1
    • CHEM 4500K Meth NucleicAcid&ProteinBioche
      4
    • Upper Division Elective (3 of 3): 9 credit hours must be at the 3000-4000 level. Courses from any department (including chemistry) should be taken that integrate the students chemical interests and career goals. This area could be used for credit toward a KSU Minor.
      3
    • If BIOL 1107/L, and BIOL 1108/L are taken in T2 see advisor regarding how to complete requirement
      4
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 29)


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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