Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

General Education Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the General Education Curriculum. A complete description of the gen ed and its requirements are available in the General Education Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses that satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

  1. Major: 79 CREDITS

    • The following courses require C or better:
    • BCH313/L General Biochemistry (3/1)
    • BCH401 Biological Organic Chemistry (3) OR CHE447 Medicinal Chemistry (3)
    • BCH/BIO440/L Molecular Biology (3/1)
    • BIO109/L General Biology I (3/1)
    • BIO110L General Biology II (3/1)
    • CHE110/L Chemistry I (4/0)
    • CHE111/L Chemistry II (4/0)
    • CHE301/L Organic Chemistry I (3/1)
    • CHE302/L Organic Chemistry II (3/1)
    • CHE303/L Introduction to Physical Chemistry (4/0)
    • CHE311/L Contemporary Chemical Analysis (4/0)
    • NSC231 Natural Science: Scientific Language and Literacy (3)
    • NSC331 Natural Science Literature Survey (2)
    • NSC443 Natural Science Research Seminar (2)
    • CMP101 English Composition (3) (This does not require min. grade C)

      • PHY201/L-202/L Physics I-II (3/1-3/1)
      • PHY151/L-152/L General Physics I-II (4/0-4/0)

      18 credits to be selected from recommended Science courses. Courses must be at the 300 level or higher. Students will consult their Advisor for a selection of courses most suitable to their professional career goals.

  2. General Education Curriculum: 36 CREDITS

    • First Year Seminar (3)
    • Learning Communities (6)
    • Depth – Discovery (9)
    • Breadth – Exploration:  
      • Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
        • MTH144 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (3)*
        • Choose one course from: Math and Computer Science. (3)
      • Social Sciences: 
        • Choose two courses from: Anthropology, Economics, History, Psychology, Linguistics, Political Science, and Sociology. (6)
      • Humanities: 
        • Choose two courses from: Art, English, Language (French or Spanish), Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater. (6)
  3. Free Electives: 6 CREDITS

    • 3 credits must be in Service Learning. No courses in the Major are allowed (science courses determined By the Natural Science chair to be non-major courses are allowed).

Note: *Minimum grade C required


Requirements for Biology, Biochemistry, Natural Sciences Programs: Admission, Admission to Upper Division, Graduation consult the Natural Sciences department section of the catalog or the Program Plans option on the Registrars web page.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the B.S., Biochemistry from the Natural Sciences Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.