2019-2020 Catalog 
    Sep 21, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry Major: ACS Certified

Calvin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and therefore students have the opportunity to earn degrees that are directly accredited by the ACS. To meet the requirements for an accredited ACS degree, students take additional chemistry courses to round out their chemical and biochemical studies in preparation for graduate school. The accredited ACS major also increases the emphasis on research, requiring all students to have and present on a research experience as part of their graduation requirements. Completion of an ACS degree in chemistry or biochemistry equips students to pursue careers or additional education in areas such as

  • analytical chemistry;
  • biological chemistry;
  • inorganic chemistry;
  • organic chemistry; and
  • physical chemistry.

Total Semester Hours: 45-50

* Students who are well prepared for college chemistry are encouraged to enroll in CHEM 105 .
** Students who enroll in CHEM 261  must also enroll in CHEM 262