Sep 27, 2023  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 Archived Bulletin

Biochemistry, B.S.

Kate Cooper, Ph.D., Chair 

General Education 36-39 credits
Major 66-69 credits
General Electives 12-18 credits

The Loras College Chemistry program provides a comprehensive scientific foundation within a liberal arts tradition. We develop the connection between the molecular and macroscopic worlds and equip our students to make meaningful contributions for the common good. Students grow in their capacity to solve problems and understand scientific inquiry through immersion in original, independent research. The program intentionally builds a community between the students, faculty, and alumni that supports students in realizing their personal, academic, and professional goals.

The Chemistry program includes biochemistry, chemistry, and chemistry for secondary education majors. These majors support those interested in health science, industry, environmental science, laboratories, patent law, forensics, research, biotechnology, and graduate study.

Student Learning Outcomes - Biochemistry

  1. Students will master the fundamentals in Biochemical, Inorganic, Analytical, Organic and Physical Chemistry.
  2. Students will be able to plan and execute experiments and evaluate their results.
  3. Students will be able to communicate scientific and experimental information to other scientists and the community at large.
  4. Students will identify, comprehend, and evaluate relevant chemical literature.
  5. Students will develop professional skills that support relevant vocations.

General Education Requirements


Requirements for the major in Biochemistry (B.S.):

The required and supporting courses for majors must be completed with a cumulative 2.000 GPA. At least 12 credits of required chemistry courses, numbered 300 or above, must be completed at Loras College. L.CHE 480  and L.CHE 481  must be included in these 12 credits. Majors will be required to satisfactorily complete a thesis and should see their faculty advisor for details.

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Select both from Req A, or both from Req B