Chemistry/Biochemistry Major with Biochemistry Option, Bachelor of Science (BS)
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 option will require more than 12 terms (or 4 years) to complete at an average of 15 credits per term.
Grade Requirements: due to the cumulative nature of chemistry courses, the department strongly recommends that students receive a grade ≥C in all prerequisite chemistry courses.
& CHEM 172
& CHEM 172L
& CHEM 173
& CHEM 173L
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I|
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
|CHEM 304||QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS||6|
|CHEM 351||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 352||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 353||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||3|
|CHEM 372||ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I||3|
|CHEM 421||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 422||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 431||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY||1|
|CHEM 481||INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM||5|
|CHEM 482||INTEGRATED TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS||3|
|CHEM 483||BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1||2|
|CHEM 484||BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2||2|
|Choose one of the following four courses||3-5|
|ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY OR SENIOR CAPSTONE|
|Select one of the following three courses||4|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|BIOL 171||BIOLOGY I||5|
|BIOL 172||BIOLOGY II||5|
|BIOL 173||BIOLOGY III||5|
|BIOL 310||FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS||5|
|BIOL 438||MOLECULAR BIOLOGY||5|
|MATH/HONS 161||CALCULUS I||5|
|MATH 162||CALCULUS II||5|
|MATH 163||CALCULUS III||5|
|PHYS 151||GENERAL PHYSICS I||4|
|PHYS 152||GENERAL PHYSICS II||4|
|PHYS 153||GENERAL PHYSICS III||4|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 162||HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 163||ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I||1|
|Suggested–a computer programming course is strongly recommended. See your chemistry/biochemistry advisor.|
|CHEM 491||SENIOR THESIS||4-6|
|or CHEM 490||ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY OR SENIOR CAPSTONE|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BS in Chemistry/Biochemistry Major with Biochemistry from EWU should be able to do the following:
- 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.