The Bachelor of Science with majors in Biochemistry and ACS-approved Biochemistry are offered by the Department of Chemistry. These programs are designed for students who are interested in this sub-discipline of chemistry and would like to combine their biochemistry degree with either a minor or major in biology. A minor in biology is a requirement for the degree.
These degree programs are designed to prepare students for graduate or medical school and/or employment in the biotechnology industry. The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree requires 21 upper division hours in chemistry and 12 upper division hours in Biology. This program follows the curriculum guidelines recommended by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree with ACS certification follows the guidelines established by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as well as the ASMBM.
The Biochemistry programs are designed for students who are interested in an integrated Chemistry/Biology curriculum that brings together the study of the following: fundamental chemical principles; biophysical and structural chemistry of biomolecules with an emphasis on proteins and nucleic acids; new DNA cloning and gene modeling and computational biochemistry; and advanced topics in biology such as genetics, microbiology and immunology.
Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:
- Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
- Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
- Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year
More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here.
Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.S. in Biochemistry. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.
|Lower Division Requirements (39 credit hours)
||Principles of Biology: Molecular and Cellular (3 ch)
||Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Principles of Biology: Organismic* (3 ch)
||Organismic Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry I* (4 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I (1 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry II (4 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II (1 ch)
||Organic Chemistry I (4 ch)
||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I I (1 ch)
||Calculus I** (4 ch)
||Calculus II (4 ch)
||General Physics with Calculus I (3 ch)
||General Physics with Calculus Laboratory I (1 ch)
||General Physics with Calculus II (3 ch)
||General Physics with Calculus Laboratory II (1 ch)
|Upper Division Requirements (26 credit hours)
||Molecular Biology (3 ch)
||Molecular Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Organic Chemistry II (3 ch)
||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 ch)
||Analytical Chemistry (3 ch)
||Quantitative Analytical Laboratory (2 ch)
||Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3 ch)
||Biochemistry I (3 ch)
||Biochemistry II (3 ch)
||Biochemistry Laboratory (2 ch)
||Seminar in Chemistry (1 ch)
||TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 65 credit hours
* Prerequisite: ACT score > 22 or a C- or better in CH 209 – Introduction to College Chemistry
** Prerequisite may be required depending on mathematics placement.