2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry Major: ACS Certified, BS

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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 103 .

** Students who enroll in CHEM 241  must also enroll in CHEM 242 

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