Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Biochemistry, B.S.B.

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Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the undergraduate program in chemistry or biochemistry will have developed a set of core skills which they use in approaching the fundamental concepts, including the ability to:

  • Describe the structure, composition and properties of various chemical substances.
  • Plan the synthesis of inorganic and organic substances resulting in the successful synthesis of the compounds.
  • Characterize substances based upon analysis of their physical and chemical properties.
  • Use theories of microscopic properties to explain macroscopic behavior.
  • Explain the role of energy in determining structure and reactivity.
  • Employ chemical theory to explain the rate and outcome of chemical reactions. 

Tulsa Curriculum and First Year Experience

General Curriculum (18 hours)

Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)

Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)

Biochemistry Major Requirements

Advanced Electives (9 hours)

Approved advanced electives in science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering at the 2000-level or higher chosen in consultation with advisor.

General Electives (18 hours)

Total: 126 hours

Biochemistry, B.S.B., Additional Requirements

The Tulsa Core Curriculum math requirements are met by courses in the major.

The Tulsa General Curriculum requirements for Block III: Scientific Investigation (7 hours) are met by courses in the major.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry are not required to complete coursework in a foreign language.

Chemistry and biochemistry majors must earn a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in the major and overall to graduate.

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