Bachelor of Science in Biological Chemistry
The Biological Chemistry major is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive program involving coursework in biology and chemistry, with an emphasis on research. This degree provides diverse employment opportunities as well as preparation for graduate and professional studies. The Biological Chemistry major is ideal for students looking toward careers in medicine or pharmacy. Professors are committed to helping students to pursue God’s call on their lives and their personal academic aspirations.
The Evangel University Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent scientific education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students must contend with new scientific, social, ethical and technological challenges. Students learn to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively and exhibit analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
The Biological Chemistry major is designed to produce scientists who are capable of working independently as well as part of a team in both biology and chemistry. Biology courses are designed to promote students’ comprehension at various levels (environmental, organismal, cellular and molecular) and critical evaluation of scientific literature to foster skills in assessing scientific information. Chemistry courses are comprehensive in depth and scope. Students are provided with practical experiences through laboratory and field studies. Students are strongly encouraged to gain career-related experience prior to graduation in the form of work studies, internships or summer research opportunities. The Biological Chemistry major prepares students for careers in pharmacy, biomedical research, medicine, dentistry, optometry, and veterinary medicine.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Microbiology||Study of microorganisms and their growth and control. Emphasis on bacteria of medical importance, aseptic lab procedures, and care in the medical environment.|
|Cell Biology||Study of cellular organization and function with primary emphasis on the eukaryotic cell.|
|Molecular and Classical Genetics||Genetics topics that were covered broadly in general biology are studied in depth. Emphasis is placed on linking classical transmission genetics, molecular genetics, human genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics.|
|Physical Chemistry||Atomic theory, states of matter, elementary thermodynamics, molecular structure, solutions and their properties, and chemical equilibrium.|
|Organic Chemistry||General principles and theories of organic chemistry. Preparation, properties, mechanisms of reactions and uses of the aliphatic compounds, basic spectroscopy, introduction to aromatic compounds, coverage of functional groups pertinent to biologically important molecules (such as alcohols, carbonyls, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines), and an introduction to biochemically important molecules.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Professor of biology Dr. Michael Tenneson has a passion for teaching and mentoring students who aspire to the enter the field of science. He was raised in Napa, California, and recognized early on that he had a special appreciation for the animals he cared for on his family’s small farm. He holds post-graduate degrees in […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Research scientist
- Biomedical research scientist
- Pharmaceutical research
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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