In Stevenson’s Biochemistry program, you will learn the principles that characterize living systems and explore the interdependent nature of the areas of chemical, physical, and biological science. Working with state-of-the-art instrumentation in well-equipped facilities, you will gain the lab and analytical skills to prepare you for future employment or continuing education in graduate or professional school.
100 percent of our Biochemistry graduates have found employment in their field or are enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation. Our graduates can be found working in Genetics Resources Core Facility at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and University of Maryland School of Medicine Vascular Research Center or studying at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Graduates of our Biochemistry program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:
• Forensic Scientist
• Geneticist/Genetic Counselor
• Research Biochemist
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
|FYS 100||First Year Seminar||1 credit|
|BIO 113||General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics||3 credits|
|BIO 113L||General Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics||1 credit|
|BIO 230||Genetics||4 credits|
|BIOCH 327||Biochemistry||3 credits|
|BIOCH 345L||Integrative Laboratory I||2 credits|
|BIOCH 427||Advanced Biochemistry||3 credits|
|CHEM 114||General Chemistry I with Problem Solving||3 credits|
|CHEM 115||General Chemistry I||3 credits|
|CHEM 115L||General Chemistry I Laboratory||1 credit|
|CHEM 116||General Chemistry II||3 credits|
|CHEM 116L||General Chemistry II Laboratory||1 credit|
|CHEM 210||Organic Chemistry I||3 credits|
|CHEM 210L||Organic Chemistry I Laboratory||1 credit|
|CHEM 211||Organic Chemistry II||3 credits|
|CHEM 211L||Organic Chemistry II Laboratory||1 credit|
|CHEM 213||Digital Information Literacy for Chemistry||1 credit|
|CHEM 313||Career Connections in Chemistry||1 credit|
|MATH 220||Calculus I||4 credits|
|PHYS 210||General Physics I||4 credits|
|PHYS 215||General Physics I with Calculus||4 credits|
|PHYS 211||General Physics II||4 credits|
|PHYS 216||General Physics II with Calculus||4 credits|
|SCI 215||Writing in the Sciences||3 credits|
Students choosing one of the 9-credit senior capstone options can take one less upper level Group 2 elective.
|BIOCH 450||Senior Research Capstone||5 credits|
|BIOCH 460||Senior Research Capstone||9 credits|
|BIOCH 460H||Honors Senior Research Capstone||9 credits|
|BIOCH 455||Senior Internship Capstone||5 credits|
|BIOCH 465||Senior Internship Capstone||9 credits|
|BIOCH 465H||Honors Senior Internship Capstone||9 credits|
Select two from the following list:
|BIO 310||Cell Biology||3 credits|
|BIO 330||Molecular Genetics||4 credits|
|CHEM 310||Analytical Chemistry||3 credits|
|CHEM 430||Physical Chemistry||3 credits|
Select three from the following list (at least two of the courses must be at the 300 level or higher):
|BIO 203||Microbiology||4 credits|
|BIO 313||Virology||3 credits|
|BIO 322||Human Physiology||4 credits|
|BIO 335||Immunology||4 credits|
|BIO 362||Independent Research Experience in Biology||2 credits|
|BIO 365||Independent Laboratory Research in Biology||3 credits|
|BIO 425||Mammalian Nutrition||3 credits|
|BIOCH 362||Independent Research Experience in Biochemistry||2 credits|
|BIOCH 365||Independent Laboratory Research in Biochemistry||3 credits|
|CHEM 206||Herbal Medicines and Remedies||3 credits|
|CHEM 221||Inorganic Chemistry||3 credits|
|CHEM 346L||Integrative Laboratory II||2 credits|
|CHEM 362||Independent Laboratory Research in Chemistry||2 credits|
|CHEM 365||Independent Laboratory Research in Chemistry||3 credits|
|CHEM 431||Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics||3 credits|
|CHEM 432||Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics||3 credits|
|CHEM 435||Special Topics in Chemistry||3 credits|
Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.
A minor in Biochemistry is not available.
The BS/MFS option is available for students majoring in biochemistry who wish to combine their bachelor's coursework with work toward a Stevenson University master's degree in forensic science in the biology or chemistry track. Students choosing this option may earn their master's degree in as little as one year after their bachelor's degree. Interested students must formally apply for entrance into this BS/MFS option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an educational plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors.
Please see the Forensic Science section of the catalog for more information.
The BS/MAT option is available for students majoring in Biochemistry who wish to combine their bachelor's coursework with work toward a Stevenson University master's degree in teaching. Please see Additional Enrollment Options in the Admissions section of the catalog for more information.