Joan Cutone 
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Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Description of the Program


Program Guide

Bachelor of Science

A major in Biochemistry is meant to prepare students for graduate studies in Chemistry or Biochemistry, for admission to a professional school such as medical school or pharmacy school, or employment in the biotechnology sector.

To successfully complete the Biochemistry major, the following coursework is required:

  • 79 credits of Major Requirements (60 Chemistry/Biology credits; 2 seminar credits; and 19 Science credits)
  • 34 Core credits
  • 7 General electives credits
  • A minimum of C grade in science courses, GPA minimum of 2.5
  • A minimum of 120 credits are required for degree, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College.

Biology/ Chemistry Component: 60 credits

BIOL1003 General Biology I
BIOL1004 General Biology II
BIOL1005 General Biology I-Lab
BIOL1006 General Biology II-Lab
BIOL3026 Cell Biology
BIOL4030 Molecular Biology
BIOL4031 Molecular Biology-Lab
CHEM1001 General Chemistry I
CHEM1002 General Chemistry II
CHEM1003 General Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM1004 General Chemistry II-Lab
CHEM2015 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2015L Organic Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM2016 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2016L Organic Chemistry II-Lab
CHEM3011 Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM3011L Analytical Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM3012 Analytical Chemistry II
CHEM3012L Analytical Chemistry II-Lab
CHEM3012L Analytical Chemistry II-Lab
CHEM3036 Biochemistry I
CHEM3037 Biochemistry I-Lab
CHEM3038 Biochemistry II
CHEM4032 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM4032L Physical Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM4055 Seminar in Chemistry I
CHEM4059 Seminar in Chemistry II
CHEMXXXX Chemistry Elective

Science Component: 19 credits

MATH1032 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
MATH1033 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
MATH1040 Probability & Statistics
PHYS1032 Physics I
PHYS1032L Physics I-Lab
PHYS1033 Physics II
PHYS1033L Physics II-Lab

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