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 Major20
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry II
Calculus II
Principles of Physics I (if not taken in Area D1)
Principles of Physics II (if not taken in Area D1)
If any of the above courses are taken in Area D, student should take additional Area D or advisor-approved chemistry, biology, or computer science courses (below 3000-level) to complete Area F
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 D or F, if needed)
BIOL   1108
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology Laboratory II (may count in Area D or F, if needed)
Major Requirements34-36
Introduction to Biochemical Research
Bioinstrumental Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Biophysical Chemistry
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Cell and Molecular Biology
Analytical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
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) as well as the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).