Biochemistry

B.S. in Biochemistry (120 credit hours)

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is ideal for students heading for professional programs in pharmacy, medicine, or dentistry. Students planning to attend graduate school for advanced study in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, or other biology related fields will find this program optimal for their interest. This program prepares students looking for employment in chemical and biochemical industries as well as hospitals and related health care facilities.

General Education Requirements (30)

Composition and Communication (9)
  • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I (3)
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3)
  • Choose one additional college level composition:
    • ENG-W 132 Elementary Writing II (3)
    • ENG-W 230 Science Writing (3)
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing (3)
    • ENG-W 233 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)
    • ENG-W 270 Argumentive Writing (3)
College Level Mathematics (3)
Natural Science and Mathematics
  • Courses in the degree program will satisfy this distribution requirement
Humanities & Fine Arts (6)
  • Choose six credits from the General Education Core List
  • May include one studio course
  • Must include at least 2 disciplines
Behavioral & Social Sciences (6)
  • Choose six credits from the General Education Core List
  • Must include at least 2 disciplines

Additional Requirements (17-19)

First-Year Seminar (0-2)
  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar or
  • HON-H100 Freshman Honors Seminar
    A passing grade is required in the First Year Seminar course. This course is mandatory for all beginning freshmen and for transfer students with less than 12 credit hours of transferring coursework. This course must be taken in the first semester after admission to Indiana University East.
Information Literacy (3)
  • COAS-Q 110 Introduction to Information Literacy (1)
  • COAS-I 103 Information Literacy (2)

Core Requirements (75-79)

Natural Science and Mathematics Requirements (43)
Biochemistry core (2-36)

Electives (10-12)

Biochemistry Electives (7 minimum)

Pick from the following or other approved courses in consultation with your academic advisor.

Electives (1-7)

After concentration requirements have been met, take enough credit hours to complete 120 credits and meet IU East degree program requirements, residency requirements, and GPA requirements.