Jun 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog


Biochemistry is an investigation of the chemical composition of living matter and the molecular nature of the processes of living systems. Biochemists gain mathematical, chemical, and biological understanding of the pathways of energy throughout the molecules of the cell. In these studies, students explore the intricate design of God’s creatures. Motivated by the Holy Spirit, one cannot help but exclaim with the Psalmist, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ps. 139:14).

The biochemistry major is designed to accommodate students planning careers in which a strong physical science component is important and to prepare the students for graduate study or employment in a variety of disciplines.

The biochemistry course requirements are comprised of chemistry (CHE) and biology (BIO) courses, along with collateral requirements in math and physics.

A student majoring in Biochemistry may not also major or minor in Biology or Chemistry.

A major in biochemistry consists of a minimum of 59 credits of biology and chemistry as follows plus collaterals:

Electives (select at least 2 courses from the following departments; minimum of 6 credits):

Biology; 300 or above

Chemistry; 300 or above

Computer Science; 300 or above

Mathematics; 223 or above

Physics; 300 or above

Collateral Requirements (18 credits):