The B.S. degree in Biochemistry is a truly interdisciplinary degree requiring extensive study in Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biology. At the same time, an effort has been made to keep some flexibility in the program. A variety of different introductory courses are acceptable towards the degree, allowing interested students to approach the degree with different backgrounds and interests. Villanova is proud of its history of being a university with a strong liberal arts program. This program ensures that all students, regardless of major, receive a well-rounded education.
Approved electives and allowed substitutions are specified on the Curriculum page.
For graduation you will need 39 credit hours of required Core Curriculum courses for the college of Arts and Sciences. You will also need 27 credits of free electives in any area of your choosing. As part of the Core Curriculum, one year of a foreign language at the intermediate level is required. It is also possible to take two semesters of an intensive language course in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic or ancient Greek. This intensive language option requires that you take two 6 credit courses. In addition, there are diversity requirements along with the course requirements. When choosing an advanced liberal arts course, care must be exercised to select courses that fulfill these diversity requirements.
The Master Schedule that you will receive prior to registration denotes all the courses that fulfill these secondary requirements. A complete presentation of these diversity requirements is in the Enchiridion.