The Chemistry Department’s program for the B.S. major in biochemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. 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 4 if studied in high
school or to level 2 if studied as a new language;
Social Science and Humanities
Social science and humanities, 15 semester hours of distribution courses; (social science: 3 hours in behavioral social sciences and 3 hours in history and philosophy; humanities: 3 hours in the appreciation and analysis category (literature) and 3 hours in the creative participation category; 3 hours from any distribution category). For listing of distribution courses, see Distribution Courses program.
5. Major Requirements
The fulfillment of the following major requirements: