Biochemistry Major/Minor Requirements
The Biochemistry Program, offered through the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, grants a B.S. and a minor in Biochemistry.
The elucidation of life processes at the molecular level is the principal goal of biochemistry. Biochemistry is a discipline yet at the same time it is an interdisciplinary science drawing many themes from the disciplines of Biology and Chemistry. It is distinctive, however, in its emphasis on the following three areas of study:
- the chemical composition and three-dimensional structures of biomolecules and macromolecular assemblies,
- the molecular mechanisms of enzymatic catalysis and regulation of biochemical reactions and
- the metabolic reactions which synthesize and degrade biomolecules with an emphasis on bioenergetics.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry
The B.S. degree provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary for graduate study in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and biotechnology, or admission to professional school. It will also enable students to obtain skilled technical positions after graduation in research laboratories at universities, biotechnology or pharmaceutical development industries, hospitals, or government agencies.
Honors Program in Biochemistry
A student who maintains an outstanding academic record in both course work and biochemical research will be awarded a degree “with honors in Biochemistry.”
ACS Certified Degree in Biochemistry
To graduate with a degree certified by the American Chemical Society, a biochemistry major must complete just a few additional courses beyond the Stonehill College degree requirements. For complete details, please refer to the B.S. requirements page.
Minor in Biochemistry
The biochemistry minor provides a strong foundation in molecular and cellular biology and chemistry for those students desiring flexibility to pursue additional preparation in other disciplines.