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Biochemistry

BA/BS (30 hours in major; 16 prerequisites; 20 co-requisites)

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. (For a full description of Pre-Health Professions, see that heading in this catalog, listed under “Biology Department.”) 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 Biochemistry 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 in Biochemistry.

PrerequisitesCredits
BIOL 151 General Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems 4
BIOL 152 General Biology: Cellular Biology and Genetics 4
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 4
Total 16
Co-requisites Credits
CSCI 211 Programming I
4
MATH 181 Calculus I
4
PHYS 151 General Physics I
4
PHYS 152 General Physics II
4
PSY 307 Statistics I and PSY 308 Statistics II or PSY 309 Statistics
3 or 4
Total
20
Required Core Courses
Credits
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II 4
BIOL 251 Genetics 4
BIOL 370 Molecular and Cell Biology 4
CHEM 332 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 334 Bioanalytical Lab 1
CHEM 268 Special Topics in Chemistry 2
CHEM 352 Physical Principles 3
BIOCHM 480 Capstone: Seminar in Biochemistry 1
BIOL xxx Elective 4
Total 30

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