Biochemistry, B.S.

Program Directors: Jennifer Palenchar, PhD., Dennis Wykoff, PhD
Office Location: Mendel Science Center Rm. 215
Telephone: (610) 519-4840


Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary major requiring comprehensive coursework in both Biology and Chemistry. The biological relevance of chemical concepts is stressed throughout the curriculum. Students are encouraged to pursue one of the many available research experiences.

MAJOR (72 credits)

Students are accepted into the major as incoming freshmen, or upon consultation with a program director when achieving a 2.0 or better in required courses.

Required Major Courses

Item #
Approved Chemistry Elective  +
Approved Biology Elective  +


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Bachelor of Science