The Biochemical Analysis Track of the BS in Biology program prepares students for lab-intensive careers that integrate biological and chemical concepts with instrumentation and and analysis and for graduate degrees (MS, PhD) in multiple biological, chemical, or biomedical disciplines.
The program prepares students to pursue laboratory careers, such as those in academia, chemical industry, forensic science, and research. Specific examples include DNA analysts, forensic biologists or chemists, and research assistants. This track also prepares students to pursue graduate degrees (MS, PhD) in the natural sciences.
FranU’s forensic science and biology faculty members are highly skilled professionals with extensive subject area expertise and a passion to teach students how to apply scientific knowledge to their future careers in forensic science and beyond.
The mission of the Biology Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to create quality educational experiences in all areas of biology and chemistry, especially those integral to the health of the population. The core principles of scientific inquiry and ethics serve to integrate coursework throughout the curriculum.
Yes! We have a partnership with Oxbow Calcining for students to serve as interns in the CHEM4920 Practical Experiences in Science course.
Yes! We have two extracurricular programs that provide students a stipend to work with their mentors to complete a semester-long project (Supervised Independent Research Experiences, SIRE) or to serve as laboratory assistants (Laboratory Assistant Biology Students, LABS). Students also complete independent research in CHEM4915: Research Problems in Chemistry
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
|ACSM 1110 - Introduction to College Education||1|
|BIOL 1315 - Biology for Majors I||3|
|BIOL 1315L - Biology for Majors I Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 1315L - General Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|MATH 1315 - College Algebra||3|
|WRIT 1310 - College Writing I||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||15|
|BIOL 1316 - Biology for Majors II||3|
|BIOL 1316L - Biology for Majors II Laboratory||1|
|BIOL 1910 - Vocations in the Life Sciences||1|
|CHEM 1316 - General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 1316L - General Chemistry II Laboratory||1|
|PSYC 1310 - Introductory Psychology||3|
|WRIT 1311 - College Writing II||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||15|
|CHEM 2310 - General Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2310L - General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|BIOL 2325 - Fundamentals of Microbiology||3|
|BIOL 2325L - Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory||1|
|MATH 2520 - Calculus for the Sciences||5|
|THEO 1310 - Introduction to Theology||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||16|
|CHEM 2410 - Quantitative Analysis||4|
|CHEM 2311 - General Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 2311L - General Organic Chemistry II Laboratory||1|
|MATH 2315 - General Statistics||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||14|
Behavioral/Social Sciences electives may be taken from ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLI, PSYC, RELS, SOCI.
Ethics/Philosophy electives may be taken from PHIL 2315, PHIL 2320, THEO 3345, THEO 3350, THEO 3360.
Humanities/Fine Arts electives may be taken from ENGL, MUSI, ART, HIST, HUMN, PHIL, RELS, THEO.