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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, BS

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Website: www.iup.edu/biochemistry

Biochemistry is a dynamic and growing area in the sciences that integrates the understanding of chemical principles in living organisms. IUP’s biochemistry program offers excellent training and coursework that combine the principles of chemistry and biology with the fundamentals of mathematics and physics. An exciting facet of the Biochemistry BS is the undergraduate research component. This aspect allows a student to work with a faculty member on a novel problem in biochemistry. Very often these students give presentations of their results at national and local scientific conferences.

The IUP Biochemistry degree prepares graduates to pursue various careers in medicine, science and technology, or advanced studies in biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology and other related fields. Students who pursue the Biochemistry major simultaneously fulfil all of the science coursework required by most medical schools. Additionally, many IUP Biochemistry graduates have continued their education to earn Ph.D. degrees at highly prestigious graduate programs.

Liberal Studies: 44-45

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Major: 57

Free Electives: 17-19

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1)  This requirement may be met with a 400-level CHEM course, with advisor permission.

(2) If both CHEM 314  and CHEM 341  are taken, the second course satisfies 4cr of the controlled elective requirement.

(3)  CHEM 341  requires MATH 122  or MATH 126 .

(4)  Students cannot count both MATH 122  and MATH 126 .

(5)  For an American Chemical Society certified degree, Students need to take MATH 122  or MATH 126 , and CHEM 314 , CHEM 341  and one additional CHEM course at the 400-level.

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