Santa Clara University

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, ACS Certified

The American Chemical Society certifies Bachelor's degree programs that meet stringent requirements for lecture and laboratory content. This certification is widely recognized in graduate schools and industry. For students especially interested in biochemistry, a modified set of requirements has been approved by the ACS. All of the B.S. degree programs make it possible to use the first quarter of the senior year to study abroad. Note that Chem 141 and 143 can be used in partial satisfaction of the requirements for a biotechnology minor.

Requirements

Biology
 21 - Physiology
 24 - Cell Biology and Genetics
 25 - Investigations in Molecular Biology
175 - Molecular Biology

Math 11, 12, 13 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II, III

Physics 31, 32, 33 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, II, III

Lower-Division Chemistry Core:
 11, 12, 13 - General Chemistry I, II, III
 15 - Introduction to Research
 31, 32, 33 - Organic Chemistry I, II, III

Upper-Division Chemistry Courses:
 101 - Bioinorganic Chemistry
 111 - Instrumental Analysis
 115 - Chemistry Seminar - must take 4 times
 141 - Biochemistry I
 142 - Biochemistry II
 143 - Biochemical Techniques
 150 - Biophysical Chemistry
 151 - Spectroscopy or 152 - Chemical Thermodynamics
 154 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory
 
Two Upper-Division Chemistry Electives

BIOL 110, 113, 174, or 176 may be taken to satisfy one of these two electives.

Senior Research:  Chem 183, Chem 184
  

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