The Biochemistry Track is a program designed for students interested in the application of chemical concepts to biological systems. This degree program will prepare students seeking to continue their education in a health field (medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.) or in a graduate program in which the research may focus on biochemical, medicinal, or forensic chemistry, or toxicology areas (to name a few).
In addition to the General Education courses, 64 sch (with ≥40 sch are UL) are required in Chemistry and BIOL courses. This degree plan does not require a separate minor. Depending upon each student’s level of readiness for college courses, pre-calculus can be counted within the total sch for the degree while another UL elective allows pre-med students to take another BIOL course to further their preparation for professional/graduate schools.
The B.S. degree in Chemistry with a Biochemistry Track (≥26 CHEM upper level sch) requires a pre-selected list (12 upper level sch) of Biology courses and therefore does not require a minor.