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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Concentration in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Did you know biology isn’t just for biologists anymore? That chemists have crossed over into the field? And that biochemists and chemical biologists are at the forefront of many recent scientific advances?

It’s true – and their work touches nearly every aspect of our lives – including agriculture, biotechnology and healthcare. They have analyzed DNA traces found during crime scene investigations, formulated insulin and other life-saving medicines, and have even designed yeast-based biosensors that sniff out explosives.

If this emerging discipline sounds exciting, then Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology might be the right degree for you. This degree program was designed to prepare you for this exciting field with a strong background in both chemistry and biology – and a full appreciation of their interdependence. Career options range from forensic science, medicine and molecular cell biology to the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, medical technology and more. The program also prepares you for graduate school in many scientific disciplines or advanced degrees in the health professions such as dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, optometry and pharmacy.


Why LTU?

  • You’ll learn from faculty with exciting research programs, industry experience, and professional networks.
  • You’ll learn in small classes with faculty that engage students in active and collaborative learning activities and course-based research experiences.
  • You’ll be a name – not a number. You’ll be advised and mentored by a faculty member in your discipline.
  • You’ll join a tight-knit community of caring faculty, staff, and students with opportunities to join our many science-related student organizations, including our American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and American Chemical Society student chapters.
  • All of our chemistry degree programs are approved by the American Chemical Society, a professional organization that promotes excellence in chemistry education.

ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology April 2022PDF 

124 credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 1213 Biology 1 (Placement) 3
BIO 1221 Biology 1 Lab 1
COM 1001 Pathways to Research Careers 1
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 (Placement) 4
COM 1103 College Composition 3
   TOTAL 16
     

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 1223 Biology 2 (Placement) 3
BIO 1231 Biology 2 Lab 1
CHM 1223 University Chemistry 2 3
CHM 1231 University Chemistry 2 Lab 1
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
CHM 2313 Organic Chemistry 1 3
CHM 2311 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
PHY 2213 College Physics 1 3
PHY 2221 College Physics 1 Lab 1
MCS 1424 Statistics 4
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
CHM 2323 Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHM 2321 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab 1
PHY 2223 College Physics 2 3
PHY 2231 College Physics 2 Lab 1
xxx3 General Elective 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
   TOTAL 17

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
CHM 2343 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 2352 Analytical Chemistry Lab 2
CHM 3452* Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry* 2
BIO 3203 Anatomy and Physiology A 3
BIO 3201 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
SSC/PSY XXX3 SSC/PSY Elective 3
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
CHM 3423 Physical Chemistry 1 3
CHM 3431 Physical Chemistry 1 Lab 1
CHM 2631* Instrumental Lab* 1
CHM 4723* Adv. Organic Chemistry* 3
PSC 3002 Leadership in Scientific Research (Jr. Standing) 2
BIO 3303 Anatomy and Physiology B 3
xxx3 General Elective  3
   TOTAL 16

*These courses are offered every two years. An individual plan of work will be developed in consultation with the student's advisor.

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
CHM 3403 Biochemistry 3
CHM 3411 Biochemistry Lab 1
BIO 3323 Molecular Genetics 3
CHM/BIO 3/4XXX3 Jr./Sr. Technical Elective 3
CHM 4912 Senior Project 1 (Sr.) 2
LLT 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 4813 Cell Biology 3
BIO 4812 Cell Biology Lab 2
CHM 4403* Advanced Biochemistry* 3
CHM 4922 Senior Project 2 (Sr.) 2
SSC/PSY 3/4XX3 Jr./Sr. Elective 3
   TOTAL 13

*These courses are offered every two years. An individual plan of work will be developed in consultation with the student's advisor.

For more information, contact the Department of Natural Sciences at 248.204.3600, nschair@ltu.edu, or visit room S322 in the Science Building.

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Careers

Biochemists and chemical biologists can find work in many fields, including pharmacology, toxicology and drug synthesis. Typically they work in a research lab, using their knowledge in chemistry to create new compounds that can be used to help people.

Find work in these fields

Biotechnology
Forensic Science
Medical Technology
Medicine
Molecular Cell Biology
Pharmaceuticals
Research and Development