Feb 23, 2018
Biochemistry seeks to understand the molecular events of life processes. It applies chemical and physical techniques to elucidate the structure and organization of molecules, particularly macromolecules that are responsible for the structural organization as well as operation and control of all cellular processes. The emerging knowledge has broad importance and consequences for all areas of the life sciences.
Bachelor's degree requirements
General requirements for undergraduate major: A total of 123 credit hours are required for graduation. The BS program, Medical Track, is obtained by following the curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences.
To graduate, a student must have a grade of C or better in all science and mathematics courses required for the degree, including transfer courses, as specified below. In addition, to graduate a student must have a 2.2 GPA in required science and mathematics courses taken at K-State.
Up to two credit hours of Advanced Biochemistry Laboratories can be applied towards the requirement for BIOCH 799-Problems in Biochemistry.
The courses in the list above satisfy the natural sciences and quantitative reasoning requirements shown in the general requirements for the BS degree.
Arts and Sciences requirements (32 credit hours)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics track
- BIOCH 110 - Biochemistry and Society Credits: 3
- BIOCH 521 - General Biochemistry Credits: 3
- BIOCH 755 - Biochemistry I Credits: 3
- BIOCH 756 - Biochemistry I Laboratory Credits: 2
- BIOCH 765 - Biochemistry II Credits: 3
- BIOCH 799 - Problems in Biochemistry Credits: 1-18
- BIOL 198 - Principles of Biology Credits: 4
- BIOL 450 - Modern Genetics Credits: 4
- BIOL 455 - General Microbiology Credits: 4
- BIOL 541 - Cell Biology Credits: 3
- CHM 210 - Chemistry I Credits: 4
- CHM 230 - Chemistry II Credits: 4
- CHM 350 - General Organic Chemistry Credits: 3
- CHM 351 - General Organic Chemistry Laboratory Credits: 2
- CHM 371 - Chemical Analysis Credits: 4
- CHM 500 - General Physical Chemistry Credits: 3
- MATH 220 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Credits: 4
- MATH 221 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Credits: 4
- MATH 222 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Credits: 4
- PHYS 213 - Engineering Physics I Credits: 5
- PHYS 223 - Physics I, Mechanics, and Thermodynamics Credits: 5
- PHYS 214 - Engineering Physics II Credits: 5
- PHYS 224 - Physics II, Electromagnetism, and Sound Credits: 5
- PHYS 325 - Physics III, Relativity, and Quantum Physics Credits: 4
- PHYS 664 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Credits: 3
- PHYS 775 - Biological Physics Credits: 3
- STAT 703 - Introduction to Statistical Methods for the Sciences Credits: 3
- *Upper-division electives Credits: 6 (biochemistry, chemistry, biological sciences, statistics, computer science, and mathematics)
Medical Biochemistry Track
The following classes are also acceptable as upper-division electives:
- *Upper-division (500 level or above) biochemistry, chemistry, biology, math, statistics, or computer science Credits: 20
- *The courses above satisfy the mathematics and natural science requirements shown in the general requirements for the BS degree.
- Arts & Sciences requirements Credits: 32
- &This class cannot both fill the Philosophy requirement of the College of Arts & Sciences, and also serve as an elective in the Medical Biochemistry BS degree plan.
- #Students may take any 700- or higher-level 3 credit BMB classes as alternatives to BIOCH 755 and BIOCH 765.
Total credit hours required for graduation: (123)