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Biochemistry, B.S.


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Program Description

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 is a part of the College of Science and Mathematics .

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Accreditation

This is an American Chemical Society (ACS) approved program.

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements

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.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION .

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Program Course Requirements

 

Core IMPACTS Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)


General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum  

Core IMPACTS Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major


Science Majors: Must take MATH 1113  or higher in Mathematics & Quantitative Skills and MATH 1179  or higher in Applied Math.

 

Science and Engineering Majors: Must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Natural Sciences. Students must choose from CHEM 1211 /1211L  , CHEM 1212 /1212L  , PHYS 1111 /1111L  *, PHYS 1112 /1112L  , PHYS 2211 /2211L  *, PHYS 2212 /2212L  , BIOL 1107 /1107L  , or BIOL 1108 /1108L .

*Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

Core Field of Study (18 Credit Hours)


Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in these courses.

University Electives (10 Credit Hours)


In accordance with KSU Graduation Policy , students must earn a grade of “D” or better in these courses while maintaining a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.

Upper-Division Electives (9 Credit Hours)


Select 9 credit hours of 3000-4000 level coursework from the University Catalog. Courses may be taken from any department, but it is recommended for students to integrate their chemical interests and career goals. This area could be used for credit toward a KSU Minor.

Free Electives (1 Credit Hour)


Select 1 credit hour of 1000-4000 level coursework from the University Catalog.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


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