is a broad scientific discipline. It is the study of the structure and chemical reactions (chemistry) of living systems (biology). Biochemistry
students will study a variety of things including: how living things obtain energy from food, the chemical basis of heredity, and what fundamental changes occur in disease. The program at Lewis University offers both classroom and laboratory instruction.
Studying the cell and chemistry of life results in valuable contributions being made in medicine, industry, and society. The knowledge is used in fighting illnesses, in development of new pharmaceuticals, and in many inventions that improve the quality of life. The field of biochemistry is challenging, yet rewarding and full of opportunity.
BIOCHEMISTRY/BACHELOR OF ARTS
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 66-68
A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.
I. Core Courses (60)
02-110 General Biology I (4)
02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)
02-115 General Biology II (4)
02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)
02-220 Genetics (4)
02-221 Genetics Lab (1)
02-224 Microbiology (4)
02-226 Microbiology Lab (1)
03-110 General Chemistry I (4)
03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
03-115 General Chemistry II (4)
03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
03-220 Organic Chemistry I (4)
03-221 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
03-225 Organic Chemistry II (4)
03-226 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
03-405 Biochemistry I (3)
03-406 Biochemistry I Lab (1)
03-407 Biochemistry II (3)
03-408 Biochemistry II Lab (1)
13-200 Calculus I (4)
13-201 Calculus II (4)
13-250 Calculus III (4)
II. Supporting Science Courses (6-8). Six to eight credit hours of natural science or computer science courses must be selected in support of the core requisites.
III. The advanced writing requirement is fulfilled by successful completion of the upper-division laboratory classes.