2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2022  
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology-Chemistry (Chemistry), B.S.

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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. Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the principles of physical, organic, analytical, and inorganic chemistry, including the structure of matter, fundamental chemical reactions, and the factors that regulate such processes.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic techniques of chemical investigation and the fundamental principles and operating procedures of the major instruments used in chemical characterization and analysis.
  4. Participate in the life of the departments of Biology and/or Chemistry by involvement in science clubs and/or in various positions of responsibility such as graders, tutors, and teaching assistants.
  5. Develop career goals and define a path by which to achieve these goals.
  6. Develop a rationally defensible integration of science and faith.
  7. Gain entry to professional or graduate schools or to science-related careers.

Bachelor of Science Total: 68-70 Units

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