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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 Chemistry 2 (4)
Calculus 1 (5)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

General Physics 1 (4)
Calculus 2 (5)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Modern Creationary Thought (3)
Literature Elective (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

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

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Physical Chemistry (4)
Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
Biochemistry 1 (4)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Pre-Med Seminar (1)
Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Biochemistry 2 (4)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 15

 

Semester 1

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

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

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

Total Credits: 14

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. Marcos Garza-Madrid

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor
Credentials
PhD Engineering Sciences/Biotechnology, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
BMed, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Dr. Timothy Veenstra

College of Arts and Science | Professor
Credentials
PhD, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
BS, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada

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

Dr. Marvin Stephens

College of Arts and Science | Professor
Credentials
PhD Chemistry, University of Nebraska
BS Chemistry, Cedarville College

Bible Core

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