May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biochemistry (B.S.)

65-66 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

This major will provide students with current and practical knowledge related to the areas of biochemistry, chemistry, and biology, utilizing course work and faculty from the Departments of Chemistry and Biology in the USD College of Arts & Sciences and the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences (BBS) in the USD Medical School.

Students completing the Biochemistry major may not also complete the Chemistry major, due to College of Arts & Sciences restrictions on the total number of credit hours in one discipline.

Four-Year Program Guides and Costs

USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization