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2017 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER - SPRING) 
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Biochemistry (B.S.)

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(Bachelor of Science Degree)

The biochemistry major is modeled on a course of study recommended by the American Chemical Society and places significant emphasis on the study of the molecules and reactions of life processes. It is intended for students who have an interdisciplinary interest in biology and chemistry and wish to work at the interface of those two disciplines. Students will be well prepared for entry-level careers in biochemistry or biotechnology or for further graduate and professional study in biochemistry or medicine.

Total credit hours required for degree: 128

Learning Objectives

Students graduating from any program in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utica College will demonstrate the ability to:

Think like a chemist

  • Analyze chemical behavior using structure-function relationships
  • Assess chemical mechanisms using reaction-energy relationships
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative reasoning to solve problem

Work like a chemist

  • Exhibit a culture of workplace safety and chemical hygiene
  • Use qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze structure, function, and chemical reactivity
  • Apply appropriate laboratory techniques for successful synthesis and purification of chemical compounds
  • Exhibit a familiarity with modern chemical instrumentation, including the applications, capabilities, and limitations of such tools

Write like a chemist

  • Record, in a permanent fashion, laboratory procedures and data in a concise and accurate manner
  • Write clear and effective reports of activity in the laboratory
  • Exhibit effective written and oral communication skills for presenting experimental and theoretical results as well as promoting awareness of chemical issues to the general public

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