NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 27, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

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 (30 credits)

Please see General Education & Degree Requirements  for specific information about each SGR.

SGR #1 - 6 credits

SGR #4 - 6 credits in two disciplines

SGR #6 - 6 credits

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.


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