STEM Designation: This program is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-designated by the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please see https://www.newhaven.edu/admissions/stem-designated-programs.php
The bachelor of science in biochemistry is designed to prepare students to enter a collaborative growing field that is essential for discovering how chemical interactions influence biological systems. The program integrates courses in biology and chemistry giving a holistic view of how these disciplines intersect.
1. Students can effectively apply scientific theory and knowledge to the study of biological and chemical systems.
2. Students demonstrate proficiency and work safely conducting scientific experiments and utilizing instrumentation to analyze and evaluate experimental results.
3. Students effectively communicate both their knowledge of biology, chemistry, and experimental results orally and in writing.
4. Students effectively utilize the print and on-line chemical literature for information retrieval.
Students earning a B.S. degree with a major in biochemistry must complete a minimum of 124 credits. Courses include a selection of courses from both the biology and chemistry Programs as indicated below, completion of 40 credits of the University Core Curriculum with restrictions as listed below, two additional technical electives and one free elective.