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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | BIOCHEMISTRY

Overview | Biochemistry

If you are fascinated by how molecules in living organisms work together to sustain life or your goal is to serve others by identifying cures for diseases such as cancer, a degree in Biochemistry is for you.

Maranatha’s Biochemistry degree will provide you the knowledge and laboratory skills to discover and understand the incredible world of molecular interactions that occur constantly within living organisms.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to comprehensively explain concepts and issues in biochemistry.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to design experiments to test original hypotheses using appropriate laboratory or field procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply science and mathematics in the analysis and interpretation of data from lab experiments.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to present scientific research and critical analysis in oral presentations and technical writing.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use scientific knowledge to declare the glory of the Creator as revealed in the Bible and His creation.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to function as a servant leader in a team environment.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

General Biology 1 (4)
General Chemistry 1 (4)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

General Biology 2 (4)
General Chemistry 2 (4)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
General Physics 1 (4)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Modern Creationary Thought (3)
Literature Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
General Physics 2 (4)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Physical Chemistry (4)
Biochemistry 1 (4)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 14

Semester 2

Biochemistry 2 (4)
Science Elective (4)
Calculus 1 (5)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Total Credits: 16

 

Semester 1

Cell and Molecular Biology 1 (3)
Analytical Chemistry (5)
Calculus 2 (5)
Senior Science Capstone Plan (2)
Bible Elective (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Cell and Molecular Biology 2 (3)
Science Elective (4)
Senior Science Capstone Project (2)
Apologetics (2)
Humanities Elective (3)

Total Credits: 14

Alumni Spotlight

Tori Morris (‘19)
Tori Morris (‘19) graduated with a BS in Biochemistry. After graduating, she moved to Galveston, TX to attend the University of Texas Medical Branch. Upon completion, she will receive a PhD in Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine. While transitioning to grad school was challenging, she found that MBU had provided the scientific foundation and internship opportunities she needed. Tori appreciates the way professors challenged her in all areas of life—personal, professional, and spiritual.

Related Majors

Nursing

Related Minors

Biology
Science

Potential Career Fields

Physician
Medical Researcher
Forensic Scientist
Analytical Chemist
Veterinarian
Dentist
Athletic trainer
Physical therapist

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Dr. Lane Hansel

College of Arts and Science | Chair

Credentials:
EdD, Educational Leadership, Bob Jones University
MS, Microbiology, Clemson University
MS, Biological Sciences, Clemson University (in progress)
MS, Counseling, Bob Jones University
BS, Biology, Bob Jones University

Mr. Timothy Meier

College of Arts and Science | Professor

Credentials:
BS, Bob Jones University, Greenville SC
MS in Microbiology, Clemson University, Clemson SC
MA in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

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