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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry Studies - TAP/CSCU Transfer Degree, AA (BIOC-AA-TAP)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes which occur within and between living organisms. The study of biochemistry deals with the structures, functions and interactions of macromolecules: lipids, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and proteins. The following program provides a firm grounding in mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry.

Learning Outcomes:

Students completing the CSCU Biochemistry Pathway and earning an Associate’s Degree will be able to:

  • Understand and apply a chemical knowledge base to biological phenomena, including theories of chemical bonding and reactivity.
  • Communicate scientific knowledge in written and verbal formats.
  • Demonstrate technical competencies in the application of laboratory skills and safety.
  • Interpret, use and apply scientific literature in the context of biochemical problems.

Students who earn an Associate in Arts degree in Biochemistry Studies from the Connecticut State Community College can transfer their degree to either the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) or Western Connecticut State University (WCSU). Students will be credited as meeting the General Education requirements. Students must remain in the corresponding Biochemistry major program for the following bachelor’s degrees:

  • CCSU: Biochemistry - American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified, B.S.
  • CCSU: Biochemistry - General Track, B.S.
  • ECSU: Biochemistry, B.S.
  • SCSU: Chemistry - Concentration: Biochemistry, B.S.
  • WCSU: Chemistry - Biochemistry Option, ACS Approved, B.S.
  • WCSU: Chemistry - Biochemistry Option, non-ACS Approved, B.S.

Full-time students may complete this program in two years. Most courses may not be taken online and some courses are offered during summer sessions. Students who transfer should be able to graduate in 2 years. This assumes a student follows the degree pathway plan created for the student at the time of admission to a four-year school listed above. There are laboratory fees associated with most program courses.