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Biochemistry Major

The Biochemistry major at Bethany Lutheran College provides a sound conceptual foundation in chemistry while developing the student’s biochemical knowledge and laboratory skills. Students who are interested in pursuing positions in medical labs, environmental labs, and food science labs would be well served by the biochemistry program as well as students who hope to attend medical school or graduate programs in biochemical sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts in chemistry.
  2. Demonstrate the use of lab techniques and equipment to perform experiments.
  3. Demonstrate effective oral and written skills in the area of chemistry.
  4. Collect and evaluate information in the chemical literature.
  5. Exhibit knowledge of the basic structures, fundamental processes and relationships of life at the molecular and cellular levels.

Biochemistry Major

Please see the Program Requirements Disclaimer when planning your coursework.

Core Requirements

Following the ACS Guidelines for Undergraduate Professional Education, the following courses are required for the biochemistry major. Any chemistry or supporting course in which the student receives a grade of “C-“ or lower must be repeated.

Required Lower Division Courses:

Required Upper Division Courses:

Major Electives

Minimum of 6 credits from the following: 

To view the most recent course list and requirements for the elementary education major, please consult the Academic Catalog.

Contact for more information

Biochemistry Faculty

For more information, see the Biology and Chemistry Departments.

Next Steps

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