Chemistry/Biochemistry Major with Biochemistry Option, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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This program is recommended for students planning to go directly into professional fields of biochemistry, for students planning to attend graduate school in biochemistry, molecular biology or pharmacology and for students planning to enter professional schools such as medicine, veterinary medicine or pharmacy.

Note: the above option will require more than 12 terms (or 4 years) to complete at an average of 15 credits per term.

Required Courses
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 152GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 153GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 304QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS6
CHEM 351ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 352ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 353ORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 372ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I3
CHEM 421PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 422PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 431PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 480BIOCHEMISTRY5
CHEM 481INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM5
CHEM 482INTEGRATED TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS3
CHEM 483BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 484BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 491SENIOR THESIS4-6
or CHEM 490 SENIOR CAPSTONE
Select one of the following four courses3-5
ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
Select one of the following three courses4
INTERNSHIP
SEMINAR
DIRECTED STUDY
Required Supporting Courses
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 173BIOLOGY III5
BIOL 310FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS5
BIOL 438MOLECULAR BIOLOGY5
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163INSTRUMENTATION LAB I1
Suggested–a computer programming course is strongly recommended. See your chemistry/biochemistry advisor.
Total Credits126-130

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of major concepts in the areas of inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry;
  • demonstrate sufficient preparation in chemistry to successfully compete in a graduate or professional program or to realize employment in a chemistry- or biochemistry-related career;
  • demonstrate a capacity to use modern instrumentation and classical techniques for the analysis and/or separation of chemicals and an ability to interpret data;
  • demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills as related to the field of chemistry;
  • demonstrate knowledge of safe practices in the handling, usage and disposal of chemicals.