2022-2023 University Catalog 
    May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Biochemistry, B.S.


  • Ashley Bartelson, Ph.D
  • Amalene Cooper-Morgan, Ph.D.
  • John Cramer, Ph.D.
  • Demetra Czegan, Ph.D.
  • Diana Hoover, Ph.D.  
  • Sarah Joiner, Ph.D.
  • Diane Miller, Ph.D.
  • Jonathan Moerdyk, Ph.D.
  • Ja’Nean Reay Ph.D.
  • Susan Yochum, S.C., Ph.D.


The Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry is available for students who are interested in combining the disciplines of biology and chemistry.

In addition to preparing students for graduate study in biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, biology, and medicine, the biochemistry degree provides direct entry into industrial, research, and teaching careers.

See a description of the cooperative programs in Osteopathic Medicine  and Dental Medicine . Students in these programs may earn the B.S. in biology or biochemistry and the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or Doctor of Dental Medicine in the cooperative degree program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) at Seton Hill University.

Learning Objectives: Biochemistry

  1. Explain the functions of biomolecules, cells, tissues, and organisms from biological and chemical perspectives.
  2. Explain the chemical and physical properties of substances in terms of molecular properties including bonding, structure, and reactivity.
  3. Design and execute experiments in the fundamental areas of biology and chemistry employing proper techniques such as titration, distillation, cell culture, and electrophoresis.
  4. Interpret laboratory data to support and generate conclusions.
  5. Prepare and maintain a neat, organized and detailed lab notebook.
  6. Write scientific reports to convey information such as theory, data, results, and conclusions.
  7. Use technology to analyze data, operate instruments, and model molecular properties.
  8. Find information using scientific databases.  
  9. Analyze, interpret, and critique primary chemical and biological literature.
  10. Articulate the necessity for honesty and integrity in scientific work.  
  11. From an ethical perspective, examine and evaluate a scenario in which a chemical or biological topic impacts society.
  12. Demonstrate stewardship with respect to other students, instrumentation, equipment, and the environment.
  13. Publicly articulate scientific information orally and in poster format.
  14. Demonstrate professionalism in biology- and chemistry-related settings.


All candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry must complete the Liberal Arts Curriculum, the capstone assessment requirement, and major required courses.

The capstone assessment includes the successful completion of an electronic portfolio and exit interview with faculty.  

A minimum of 120 credits is required.

Biochemistry Curriculum

Bachelor of Science

1 credit from:

Total credits: 72