Biochemistry Major (M)

Concordia offers a Biochemistry major with the goal of developing competent scientists with a Christian worldview.  The graduates of this program will possess the current scientific knowledge and research/data interpretation skills necessary for entering scientific or medical careers in industry, academia, or government.  More importantly, they will be prepared to provide a Christian influence and ethical perspective to the debate on the science-related problems facing the world today.  This major includes 36 credits of chemistry, 12 credits of biology,  and 16 credits of supplementary coursework (physics and mathematics). 

Core Requirements 146
Major Requirements62
Minor: Optional
Total Hours120

Major Requirements

A student seeking a degree in biochemistry must take:

Required Core Courses
General Chemistry I (Lab Science - 4 credits)
Calculus I (Mathematics - 4 credits)
Required Courses
CHEM 142General Chemistry II4
CHEM 241Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 242Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 225Analytical Chemistry4
or CHEM 455 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 341Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 425Biochemistry4
CHEM 426Advanced Biochemistry4
CHEM 490Chemistry Senior Seminar (1 credit per semester )2
MATH 202Calculus II4
PHYS 171University Physics I4
PHYS 172University Physics II4
BIO 151Functional Human Biology I4
or BIO 141 General Biology I
BIO 152Functional Human Biology II4
or BIO 142 General Biology II
BIO 420Molecular Biology4
Select at least 8 credits of the following8
Microbiology (4 credits)
Cell Biology (4 credits)
Genetics (4 credits)
Immunology (3 credits)
Pharmacology (3 credits)
Advanced Organic Chemistry (4 credits)
Undergraduate Research 1
Undergraduate Research
Total Hours62