BS in Chemistry - ACS Biochemistry Option
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:
|CHEM 211||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 212||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 523||Analytical Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 524||Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis||4|
|CHEM 531||Organic Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 532||Organic Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 545||Physical Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 546||Physical Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 547||Physical Chemistry Lab||2|
|CHEM 615||Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 1||3|
|CHEM 616||Inorganic Chemistry Lab||2|
|CHEM 662||Biochemistry I||3|
|CHEM 663||Biochemistry II||3|
|CHEM 664||Biochemistry Laboratory||3|
|CHEM 690||Independent Study and Research||2|
|BIOL 210||General Biology I||4|
|BIOL 211||General Biology II||4|
|BIOL 420||Molecular Cell Biology||4|
|MATH 242||Calculus I||5|
|MATH 243||Calculus II||5|
|MATH 344||Calculus III||3|
|PHYS 313||Physics for Scientists I||4|
|PHYS 314||Physics for Scientists II||4|
|PHYS 315||University Physics Lab I||1|
|PHYS 316||University Physics Lab II||1|
|Total Credit Hours||87|
Note: CHEM 514 is a prerequisite for CHEM 615.
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.