The Biochemistry major will provide students with a rigorous foundation in biochemistry, including significant experiential learning through undergraduate research and other cooperative experiences. Biochemical research with chemistry or biology faculty will prepare students to pursue scientific graduate studies, enter the biochemical workforce, or pursue careers related to healthcare. The biochemistry major is designed to maximize student readiness while maintaining flexibility, to allow students to customize components of their coursework to best align with their goals. The curriculum has been designed to meet the recommendations outlined by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Biochemistry must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.
In addition, students majoring in Biochemistry, must earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in all required courses in the major.