May 16, 2021
The Chemistry Department’s program for the BS major in biochemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society if the appropriate options are selected (see below). A student completing this course of study will be awarded a certificate from the Society.
Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 124
Candidates for graduation must fulfill the following requirements:
1. The Successful Completion of at Least 124 Semester Hours
The successful completion of at least 124 semester hours and a cumulative grade
point average of 2.0 in work completed at Hofstra. Military Science 1C, 1E, 2C,
2E and associated leadership laboratories may not be counted toward this total
semester hour requirement.
2. Liberal Arts
At least 62 semester hours must be completed in liberal arts courses outside the Chemistry Department .
3. Residence Requirements
There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at
Hofstra: 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization and the last 30
semester hours. The 15 semester hours need not be included within the last 30
Completion of level 3 if studied in high school or to level 2 if studied as a new language
Social Science and Humanities
15 semester hours of distribution courses; social science: 3 hours in behavioral social sciences (BH) and 3 hours in history and philosophy (HP); humanities: 3 hours in literature (LT) and 3 hours in the Arts: either Appreciation and Analysis (AA) or creative participation (CP); 3 hours chosen from any of the following categories (LT, AA, CP, BH, HP, CC, or IS).
For listing of distribution courses, see Distribution Courses .
5. Major and Additional Requirements
The fulfillment of the following major requirements:
6. Advanced Lecture Electives
9 semester hours of in-depth chemistry lecture electives chosen from the following:
7. For an optional American Chemical Society-accredited degree
Completion of 3 total credit hours of research are required chosen from the following:
Students who plan a professional career in the interface of biology and chemistry, and who intend to go on to graduate work are recommended to take one or more of the following courses.
Complete BS Requirements
BS Requirements in Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences