Feb 02, 2023  
NSU Catalog 2022-2023 
    
NSU Catalog 2022-2023

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Biochemistry (BS)

Location(s): Northern State University Campus



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No grade below a “C” will be accepted in a course taken to fulfill the Biochemistry requirements. Biochemistry courses not used in the major will still count in major GPA. Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in the major to meet graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to design, understand and discuss scientific data; demonstrate ability to breakdown discipline specific problems into multiple steps, resulting in an informed conclusion. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Effectively communicate scientific results orally and in writing using methods related to science; effectively communicate mathematical ideas in writing. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Identify appropriate scientific sources; analyze and interpret data; apply mathematical principles to solve applied chemistry/mathematical problems. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Demonstrate ability to work as a team while completing research/project related endeavors. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Teamwork)
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct scientific research. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
  • Establish fundamental skills in core disciplines of biology and chemistry.

Total: 60-65 Credits


General Education Requirements


Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy found in the Academic Affairs Guideline 7.6.B.

Goal #2: Oral Communication (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate [in two disciplines]/3 credits Associate)


Baccalaureate - Six (6) credits hours (in two disciplines).

Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy found in the Academic Affairs Guidelines 7.6.A.

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)


Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)


Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BS) - 9 credits


Human Values (3 credits)


Additional Course (3 credits)


  • Course with MATH prefix above the level of College Algebra* OR
  • Third course in Natural Sciences OR
  • 3 credits
  • NOTE: MATH 103 , MATH 104 , and MATH 115  are considered to be at the same level as College Algebra and therefore may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

NOTE (MATH 123):


MATH 123  is required for this program. MATH 103  or higher if taken will count for GE Goal #5.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120 CREDITS


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