Biochemistry is an excellent path to entering one of the health professions or following a career in biochemical research.  A Biochemistry major at Houghton College can lead to such exciting careers as bio-medical researcher, medical doctor, nurse, pharmacist or pharmacologist, nutritionist, physical therapist, or food chemist, to name a few. 

A major in Biochemistry at Houghton College enables a student to learn, in a context of faith, the normal or abnormal paths that one's body may take, and to understand the ways in which nutrition and pharmaceuticals can best prevent or correct damage to one's body.

Because the major at Houghton College contains a significant liberal arts component as well as its science component, the student may choose, upon graduation, to receive either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree.

BA/BS (32 hours in major; 16 prerequisites; 20 co-requisites)

Prerequisites (16) Hours
BIOL 151, 152 General Biology I, II 8
CHEM 151, 152 General Chemistry I, II 8
Co-requisites (20)
CSCI 211 Programming I 4
MATH 181 Calculus I 4
PHYS 151, 152 Physics I, II 8
PSY 309 Statistics 4
Required (32)
CHEM 241, 242 Organic Chemistry I, II 8
BIOL 251 Genetics 4
BIOL 370 Molecular and Cell Biology 4
CHEM 332 Biochemistry 4
CHEM 334 Bioanalytical Lab 1
CHEM 268 Special Topics in Chemistry 2
CHEM 352 Physical Principles 4
BIOCHM 480 Capstone: Seminar in Biochemistry 1
BIOL XXX Elective 4
  Research Strongly Encouraged
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