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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry (B.S.)

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 120 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)

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
  • #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: (120)