Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

General Education Requirements
The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences.9
Major Requirements
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I1
CHEM 202Inorganic Chemistry1
CHEM 203Physical Chemistry1
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
CHEM 205Analytical Chemistry1
CHEM 301
CHEM 304
Organic Chemistry II
and Biochemistry II
CHEM 498
CHEM 499
Research Proposal
and Senior Project
Select 1 unit from the following in-depth courses: 1
Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis: Forensic Chemistry
Spectra and Structure
Nucleic Acid Structure, Function, and Metabolism
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Collateral Requirements8
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
and Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
and Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology
Select one of the following sequences:
College Physics I
and College Physics II (Can be used as a Q course)
University Physics I
and University Physics II
Select two of the following courses:
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
General Electives3
Total Units32

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100ENGL 100 may be used to count toward the Writing requirement.

A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major requirements. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.

For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”

A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.

Foundations 1
Writing Requirement
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)1
Junior Seminar1
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World5
Select five of the following: 2
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses) 3
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Personal and Social Responsibility
Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course, excluding JSEM1
Total Units9

 Cultural Events/Campus Engagement

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson.  These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.


Foundation courses may not be taken pass/fail.


1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas.


Course(s) must equal 1 unit.