Biochemistry Pre-professional, BS
The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Pre-professional equips graduates with the skills necessary to proceed to graduate or professional programs, and to gain employment in academic, government, and industry sectors. Biochemistry graduates earn over 600 hours of hands-on, laboratory experience to prepare them for a career as a biochemist. Biochemists graduate trained on state-of-the-art instrumentation and in techniques that are industry standards.
The LSSU chemistry program has been approved by the American Chemical Society, and may provide certified degrees in Biochemistry Pre-Professional, Chemistry, Chemistry in Secondary Education, and Forensic Chemistry. Students pursuing the ACS certified degree will participate in an applied research project in close collaboration with faculty members to address meaningful chemical-based problems.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate proficiency in the five Chemistry sub disciplines defined by the American Chemical Society, including analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.
- Demonstrate readiness for employment as a chemist, science technician, or chemical technician at the baccalaureate level or graduate and professional level study.
- With the guidance of a faculty mentor, develop a well-designed, well-executed, and clearly communicated research project that contributes to scientific knowledge in the field of Biochemistry.
|Chemistry Degree Requirements|
|CHEM 115||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 116||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 199||Chemistry First Year Seminar||1|
|CHEM 225||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 231||Quantitative Analysis||4|
|CHEM 261||Inorganic Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 299||Chemistry Sophomore Seminar||1|
|CHEM 326||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 332||Instrumental Analysis||4|
|CHEM 351||Introductory Biochemistry||4|
|CHEM 353||Medicinal Chemistry/Toxicology||3|
|CHEM 361||Physical Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 363||Phy Chem Lab:Kinetic/Reac Dy||1|
|CHEM 452||Adv Biochemical Molecular Tech||4|
|BIOL 131||General Biology: Cells||4|
|BIOL 132||General Biology: Organisms||4|
|BIOL 204||General Microbiology||4|
|MATH 151||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 152||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 207||Prin of Statistical Methods||3|
|PHYS 2X1||Physics I||4|
|PHYS 2X2||Physics II||4|
|Choose Research or Course Option:|
|CHEM 395||Junior Seminar||1|
|CHEM 49X||Senior Research 1||2|
|CHEM 499||Senior Seminar||1|
|7 Credits of BIOL 3XX or Higher||7|
|11 Credits of BIOL 3XX or Higher||11|
For American Chemical Society certified degree, additionally required (total lab hours must be at least 400 hours). See Department Chair for special rules regarding ACS certification: CHEM 495 Senior Laboratory Research
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, and a gpa of a 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Requirements.