Chemistry/Biochemistry Major with Pre-Med/Pre-Dent/Pre-Vet Option, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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This course of study is recommended for students planning a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine. The option also satisfies requirements for graduate study in related fields of chemical and biological integration, e.g., medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, etc. With respect to medical/dental/veterinary school, coursework outlined for the initial three years is specifically designed to meet basic entrance requirements as well as provide optimum preparation for pre-entrance aptitude examinations (MCAT or DAT or GRE). Additional information can be found under Pre-professional Programs in the Fields of Study section of this catalog.

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Required Courses
BIOL 471PRE-MEDICAL, DENTAL, VETERINARY AND PHARMACY PREPARATION1-2
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 373ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY II3
CHEM 395INTERNSHIP1-10
CHEM 421PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 422PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 431PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 432PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 471PRE-MEDICAL, DENTAL, VETERINARY AND PHARMACY PREPARATION1-2
CHEM 480BIOCHEMISTRY5
CHEM 481INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM5
CHEM 482INTEGRATED TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS3
CHEM 483BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
Required Supporting Courses–the following should be completed prior to or concurrent with taking the MCAT Exam.
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 173BIOLOGY III5
BIOL 270BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION3
BIOL 301MICROBIOLOGY5
BIOL 310FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS5
BIOL 438MOLECULAR BIOLOGY5
BIOL 490SENIOR CAPSTONE (CHEM majors completing BIOL 490 do not need to take CHEM 491 or CHEM 490 for graduation.)5
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 Supporting Courses
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
DIRECTED STUDY
BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
Total Credits134-145

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.