Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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See program requirements, course sequences and more in the Course Catalog.

Program Mission

The mission of the Biochemistry Program is to train ethically grounded critically thinking students to apply knowledge of the chemistry of living organisms to solve real-world problems and to prepare them for employment in biochemistry and related fields, graduate studies in biochemistry, or professional studies in the health sciences through a community of faith and scholarship.

Degree Objectives

  • Prepare students for graduate studies in biochemical sciences
  • Prepare students for professional studies in medicine, law, or the allied health sciences.
  • The recommended sequence of courses for the baccalaureate degree in biochemistry also fulfills all requirements for pre-professional preparation in medicine, dentistry, medical technology, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and other health-related programs.


Gail Blaustein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of arts in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of science in Chemistry
  • Prospective high school teacher course track
  • Minor in Chemistry