Biochemistry B.S.


Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E)42
Area A2 -- Must take MATH   1112, MATH   1113 or MATH   1441
Area DII -- Must take MATH   1441 if not taken in Area A2 above
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
CHEM   1211
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
or CHEM   1211K Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM   1212
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
or CHEM   1212K Principles of Chemistry II
MATH   2242Calculus II 4
PHYS   2211KPrinciples of Physics I (if not taken in Area D1)4
PHYS   2212KPrinciples of Physics II (if not taken in Area D1)4
Additional hours of chemistry, biology, or computer science (if needed)
Major Specific Requirements
Carry over from MATH   1441 Calculus I in Area A or Area D
Carry over from CHEM 2211K/CHEM 2212K Principles of Chemistry I/II in Area F
BIOL   1107
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (may count in Area F, if needed)
BIOL   1108
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology Laboratory II (may count in Area F, if needed)
Major Requirements
BIOL   3134Cell and Molecular Biology3
CHEM   2100Analytical Chemistry4
BCHM   2910Introduction to Biochemical Research1-3
CHEM   3401Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM   3402Organic Chemistry II4
BCHM   3100Bioinstrumental Chemistry4
BCHM   3310Bioinorganic Chemistry3
BCHM   3510Biophysical Chemistry3
BCHM   5201Biochemistry I4
BCHM   5202Biochemistry II4
Select two credit hours from the list below:2
Bioinorganic Laboratory
Biophysical Laboratory
Advanced Biochemical Research
Students must complete 3 additional hours of upper level (BCHM 3000 and above) biochemistry coursework 23
Students must complete 3 additional hours of advisor-approved upper level (BIOL 3000 and above) biology coursework3
Select additional elective courses
Must include at least 2 hours of upper-division (3000-level and above) coursework
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

  • Students who wish to change their major to Biochemistry must have a total institution GPA of 2.0 or better in all coursework completed at Georgia Southern.
  • Transfer students from other institutions who wish to major in Biochemistry must have a GPA of 2.0 or better on all credit hours attempted at other institutions as well as those hours attempted at Georgia Southern.

Other Program Requirements

  • Biochemistry majors must maintain a "C" average in all major coursework which applies toward graduation.

Honors in Biochemistry

To graduate with Honors in Biochemistry, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program
  • complete a capstone project equivalent to three credit hours with a measurable outcome approved by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • maintain a 3.3 overall GPA, including a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all major courses applied toward graduation.

This degree is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).