BS in Chemistry - ACS Biochemistry Option

Program Requirements

The curriculum for the BS in chemistry (either the chemistry or biochemistry option) is approved by the American Chemical Society for the professional training of chemists. It is strongly recommended that students interested in advanced study in chemistry or biochemistry should pursue this degree. Students completing the program receive certification from the American Chemical Society.

In agreement with the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training, the chemistry department strongly encourages students studying for the BS degree to select courses in computer science, economics, marketing and business, and to use every opportunity to develop competence in technical writing and oral communication.

This program requires:

Course Title Hours
CHEM 211General Chemistry I5
CHEM 212General Chemistry II5
CHEM 523Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 524Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis4
CHEM 531Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM 532Organic Chemistry II5
CHEM 545Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 546Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 547Physical Chemistry Lab2
CHEM 615Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 13
CHEM 616Inorganic Chemistry Lab2
CHEM 662Biochemistry I3
CHEM 663Biochemistry II3
CHEM 664Biochemistry Laboratory3
CHEM 690Independent Study and Research2
BIOL 210General Biology I4
BIOL 211General Biology II4
BIOL 420Molecular Cell Biology4
MATH 242Calculus I5
MATH 243Calculus II5
MATH 344Calculus III3
PHYS 313Physics for Scientists I4
PHYS 314Physics for Scientists II4
PHYS 315University Physics Lab I1
PHYS 316University Physics Lab II1
Total Credit Hours87

Applied Learning

Students in the BS in chemistry — ACS biochemistry program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing at least one semester of undergraduate research, by enrollment in CHEM 690.