Oct 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Biochemistry, BS

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To declare a Biochemistry Major:

Major credit requirements:

  • At least 50 total credits plus collateral courses
  • At least 15 credits in residence of 300 level or above courses
  • Exit cumulative GPA of 2.00 in major.

Biochemistry Major Sample Program  

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

A major in biochemistry (59 credits) consists of the following courses:

Biochemistry Elective Courses:

A minimum of 6 credits in Biology/Neuroscience:

A minimum of 6 credits in Chemistry:

Collateral Requirements (at least 9 credits):

General Education Core Curriculum

Professional Development

Approaches to Individual and Social Questions

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

BS/BSN Foreign Language

Degree Credit Requirements

  • At least 120 degree credits are required for a bachelor’s degree. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be earned in one department.
  • A minimum of 30 of the final 36 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • Students must also earn at least 15 credits in residence in upper division courses (300 and 400 level) in the major to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • If a major requires a capstone course, it is required to be taken at WLC.
  • At least 9 credits in the minor must be taken at WLC.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved to satisfy the degree requirements. Individual programs may require grade point averages higher than a 2.0 for courses used to satisfy the major.

Suggested General Education Sequencing

  • Freshman : COL 101 (Fall), LAS 101  (Spring), Foreign Language/Foreign Language Diversity, Quantitative Reasoning, ENG 101COM 101THE 105/THE 110, ~9 cr. in the major
  • Sophomore: Biblical Theology, PED 100, 1-2 Approaches, declare major

  • Junior: Applied Theology, 1-2 Approaches

  • Senior: Systematic Theology,  1-2 Approaches, LAS 401/LAS 402 


(Full general education information may be found here.)


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