The undergraduate program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry connects the ever-growing important interface between biology and chemistry. Training emphasizing advanced experimental and theoretical principles is provided in both the biological and chemical sciences, as a foundation for a variety of career paths, including further training in biology, chemistry or biochemistry; molecular biology; and medical or dental school. Students successfully completing the biochemistry curriculum may have their degrees certified by the American Chemical Society. Biochemistry majors are urged to consult with advisers from both the Biology Department and the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department to formulate appropriate programs of study and to explore the numerous career paths available.
B.S. in Biochemistry
The B.S in Biochemistry is designed to focus on the important interface between biology and chemistry. The degree emphasizes advanced experimental and theoretical education in both the biological and chemical sciences, which serves as a foundation for a variety of career paths, including further training in biology, chemistry or biochemistry; molecular biology; and medical or dental school.
Biochemistry majors are encouraged to develop specific career objectives while pursuing undergraduate studies. Departmental advisers will assist students in exploring career possibilities and in devising a personalized plan of study that will best prepare them for their career goals.
Credit and GPA Requirements
- Minimum Total Credits: 122
- Minimum Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits: 64
- Minimum Major Credits: 36
- Minimum Credits in Courses > 100 Level: 48
- Ancillary Requirement: see above
- Distribution Requirement: see above
- Minimum Major GPA: 2.0
- Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0
All undergraduate and graduate programs at the LIU Brooklyn are registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition, various academic programs in the Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Science are accredited by professional organizations, signifying they meet the highest standards of educational quality as determined by leaders in the field.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, offered by the Department of Psychology, has been accredited since 1974 by the American Psychological Association (APA), which is based in Washington, D.C., and is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. APA accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of self-study and external review intended to evaluate, enhance, and publicly recognize quality in higher education. The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology’s most recent APA accreditation visit occurred in 2007 when the program was awarded full accreditation status.
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
The B.S. in Chemistry, offered by the Department of Chemistry, is certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Degree programs receiving ACS certification offer a rigorous, broad-based education in chemistry, and are characterized by accomplished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Graduates from ACS certified programs possess experimental and communication skills that prepare them for careers or further study at the graduate level. Employers and graduate schools recognize the value of the ACS credential.
AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA)
The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, offered by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA is a professional, scientific, and credentialing association with over 140,000 members and affiliates. ASHA represents speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.