Biochemistry (B.A.)

The B.A. degree track in Biochemistry is recommended for wanting to go on to medical, dental and other health related pre-professional occupations, and those interested in working in the chemical industry with emphasis biotechnology and pharmaceutics, that would require a strong background in biochemistry.

In addition to the General Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees at IU Southeast and the Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements, the candidate for the BA in Chemistry - Biochemistry Track must complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher in each core course:

  • Technical Writing - one course (ENG-W234), can count as GE Written Communications II
  • Calculus - one course (MATH-M119 or M215), can count as GE Quantitative Reasoning
  • Physics - one course w/lab (PHYS-P201 or P221), can count as GE Natural Science
  • Biology - one course (BIOL-L101)
  • General Chemistry - two courses w/labs (CHEM-C105/C125 & CHEM-C106/C126)
  • Organic Chemistry - two courses w/labs (CHEM-C341/C343 & CHEM-C342/C344)
  • Biochemistry - three courses (CHEM-C484, C485, & C486)
  • Chemistry Seminar - one course (CHEM-C301 or C302)
  • Chemistry Electives - two courses from list below

List of Chemistry Electives

  • CHEM-C303 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM-C315 Chemical Measurements Lab I
  • CHEM-C317 Equilibria & Electrochemistry
  • CHEM-C318 Spectrochemistry & Separations
  • CHEM-C333 Experimental Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM-C361 Physical Chemistry of Bulk Matter
  • CHEM-C362 Physical Chemistry of Molecules
  • CHEM-C364 Intro. to Basic Measurements
  • CHEM-C390 Special Topics in Chemistry (with permission)
  • CHEM-C430 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM-C470 Polymer Chemistry
  • CHEM-C490 Individual Study (with permission)

Students may need several elective courses to meet minimum degree requirements. Elective courses required to complete graduation credit hours could be chosen to satisfy a minor requirement in another subject area. Additional courses may be needed.

Contact an advisor with the School of Natural Science at (812) 941-2284 for more information.