Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (B.S.) - Resident

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 224General Biology I 1,24
CHEM 121General Chemistry I 1,24
or CHEM 131
CHEM 135
Advanced General Chemistry I
and Advanced General Chemistry Lab
CHEM 122General Chemistry II 1,24
or CHEM 132
CHEM 136
Advanced General Chemistry II
and Advanced General Chemistry II Lab
MATH 126Elementary Calculus for Business and Science 1,23-4
or MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 1,23
or MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
PHYS 201General Physics I 1,24
or PHYS 231 University Physics I
PHYS 202General Physics II 1,24
or PHYS 232 University Physics II
Total Hours26-27

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.


MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 c.h.), MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (3 c.h.), PHYS 231 University Physics I (4 c.h.) and PHYS 232 University Physics II (4 c.h.) are strongly recommended

Major Core
BCHM 451Biochemistry I4
BCHM 452Biochemistry II4
BIOL 225General Biology II4
or BIOL 317 Botany
BIOL 301Genetics4
BIOL 303Microbiology4
BIOL 400Biology Seminar1
BIOL 415Cell Biology4
BIOL 455Molecular Techniques3
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 302Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 321Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 461Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 465Physical Chemistry I Lab1
CRST 290History of Life3
or CRST 390 Origins
MATH 132Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
BIOL or CHEM Elective 13-4
Total Hours54-55

Any 300-400 level BIOL or CHEM course not already applying to the degree

Free Electives
Choose 0-3 credit hours of Free Electives0-3
Total Hours0-3

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
INQR 101 Inquiry 1
UNIV 101 Foundational Skills 1
Natural Science Elective BIOL 224 1 4
Chemistry Elective(s) 2 4
MATH 126
Elementary Calculus for Business and Science 3
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Second Semester
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
Chemistry Elective(s) 4 4
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
BIOL 225
General Biology II
or Botany
MATH 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
Sophomore Year
First Semester
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
RSCH 201 Research 3
MATH Elective MATH 201, MATH 211 1,3 3
BIOL 301 Genetics 4
CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I 4
Second Semester
Communications Elective 1 3
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Technology Competency 5 0-3
BIOL 415 Cell Biology 4
CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II 4
Junior Year
First Semester
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
PHYS 201/231 General Physics I 3 4
BCHM 451 Biochemistry I 4
CHEM 321 Analytical Chemistry 4
Second Semester
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
PHYS 202
General Physics II 3
or University Physics II
BCHM 452 Biochemistry II 4
BIOL 400 Biology Seminar 1
BIOL 455 Molecular Techniques 3
Senior Year
First Semester
BIOL 110 General Biology 4
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
Social Sciences Elective 1 3
CHEM 461 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 465 Physical Chemistry I Lab 1
CRST 290
History of Life
or Origins
Second Semester
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
BIOL 303 Microbiology 4
Biology or Chenistry Elective 6 3-4
 Total Hours120-125

Refer to the list of approved general education electives here before enrolling in foundational skills requirements


Choose CHEM 121 OR CHEM 131 and CHEM 135


MATH 131, MATH 211, PHYS 231 and PHYS 232 are strongly recommended


Choose CHEM 122 OR CHEM 132 and CHEM 136


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course; refer to for more information


Choose from the following: any 300-400 level BIOL or CHEM course not already applying to the degree

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