2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Biology-Chemistry, B.S. (Chemistry)

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The interdepartmental major in Biology-Chemistry is designed for students whose academic needs and interests include both biology and chemistry. A large segment of contemporary scientific investigation lies at the intersection of these two fields. Areas open to students by this preparation include medicine, dentistry, and graduate disciplines such as biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program in Biology-Chemistry will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the process of science and of the concepts and theories of biology across a broad range of organizational levels: molecular, cellular, and organismal.
  2. Apply key concepts and principles in quantitative analysis, biochemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry (thermodynamics and kinetics).
  3. Use standard instrumentation and laboratory equipment to conduct scientific experiments and perform chemical characterizations.
  4. Participate in the life of the Biology and/or Chemistry Department by involvement in one or more of the following areas: research, biology and/or chemistry clubs, and/or various positions of responsibility serving as graders, tutors, stockroom workers and/or teaching assistants. 
  5. Develop a rationally defensible integration of science and faith.
  6. Be prepared for post-graduate studies or science-related careers.

Upper-Division Requirements

Bachelor of Science Total: 68-69 Units

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