May 22, 2022
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.
This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions section of the Catalog.
Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.
Program of Study
General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major:
Science Majors must take MATH 1113 or higher in Area A2 and MATH 1190 or higher in Area D1. Science and Engineering Majors must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L*, PHYS 1112/L, PHYS 2211/L*, PHYS 2212/L, BIOL 1107/L, or BIOL 1108/L.
*Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)
Major Requirements (30 Credit Hours)
Supporting Discipline Courses (29 Credit Hours)
- SCM 2000:Culture and Success in Science and Mathematics
- BIOL 1107:Biological Principles I
- BIOL 1107L:Biological Principles I Laboratory
- BIOL 1108:Biological Principles II
- BIOL 1108L:Biological Principles II Laboratory
- BIOL 3300:Genetics
- BIOL 3300L:Genetics Laboratory
- PHYS 2211:Principles of Physics I
- PHYS 2211L:Principles of Physics Laboratory I
- PHYS 2212:Principles of Physics II
- PHYS 2212L:Principles of Physics Laboratory II
Note: 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.
Supporting Discipline Electives
Select six credit hours from the following:
Free Electives (1 Credit Hour)
Program Total (120 Credit Hours)