Mission

The BS degree in Biochemistry at NDU is committed to provide undergraduate students with a solid foundation in the chemical processes that underlie biological systems.  The program incorporates laboratory-based courses that endow students with technical skills and the ability to interpret and critically evaluate biochemical information. It equips graduating students with the academic qualifications needed to pursue higher education in the field or work in biotech companies and related industries.

Total Credits
92
Apply Before
September 2018
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Program Educational Objectives

  1. 1.Provide students with a solid basis in the fundamentals and applications of biochemistry;
  2. 2.Instruct students on the use of the scientific method to design and conduct experiments;
  3. 3.Develop student communication skills through research project assignments that involve literature review, report writing, and oral presentation;
  4. 4.Promote student critical thinking skills, encourage teamwork, and emphasize ethical standards.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to:

  1. 1.Express knowledge of the fundamentals and various applications of biochemistry;
  2. 2.Show skills in conducting biochemistry-related experiments;
  3. 3.Apply statistical and quantitative analysis tools in interpreting scientific data;
  4. 4.Convey scientific results, both orally and in writing;
  5. 5.Conduct literature search using information technology and library resources;
  6. 6.Demonstrate problem solving skills and critical thinking in laboratory work;
  7. 7.Work effectively in a team.

Courses

Liberal Arts Curriculum (27cr.)

Choose one biology elective course: (Advisable: BIO 212) (4cr.)

Free Electives (3cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (16cr.)
BIO 211 General Biology I 4 cr.
CHM 211 Principles of Chemistry  3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric (LAC) 3 cr.

LAC 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (16cr.)
CHM 215 Quantitative Analysis
4 cr.
CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I
3 cr.
BIO
220
Genetics
3 cr.
ENL 223/230 LAC 3 cr.
STA 203
3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)
BCH 330
Biochemistry I
3 cr.
CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHM 272 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 cr.
PHS 208 Physics for Life Sciences I 3 cr.
PHS 278 Physics for Life Sciences I Lab 1 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year II (16cr.)
BCH 331
Biochemistry II
3 cr.
PHS 209 Physics for Life Sciences II 3 cr.
PHS 279 Physics for Life Sciences II Lab 1 cr.
LAC
3 cr.
    LAC 3 cr.
    LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
BCH
321
Biophysical Chemistry
3 cr.
BCH
370
Biochemistry Laboratory
2 cr.
BCH

Biochemistry Elective
3 cr.
BIO

BIO Elective
4 cr.
    LAC
3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (14cr.)
BCH 490
Biochemistry Project
2 cr.
BCH
460
Selected Topics in Biochemistry
2 cr.
BCH
Biochemistry Elective
3 cr.
CHM 440 Instrumental Analysis
4 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
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