Chemistry B.S.--Biochemistry Emphasis (ACS-Certified)

Total Semester Hours=120

Degree Requirements

  1. University Core Curriculum — 42 hrs.
  2. A minimum grade of "C" in all chemistry courses.
  3. Completion of BIOL 1306/BIOL 1106, BIOL 1307/BIOL 1107, MATH 2413, MATH 2414, MATH 3404, PHYS 2325/PHYS 2125, and PHYS 2326/PHYS 2126.
  4. Completion of 52 semester hours of chemistry. Twelve semester hours of upper-division chemistry must be completed at this university. Chemistry courses required listed below.
  5. Four (4) hours of biology (lab/lecture) chosen from BIOL 3334/BIOL 3134, BIOL 3332/BIOL 3133, or BIOL 4300/BIOL 4101. A minor in biology, completed by taking all three of these courses, is strongly recommended.
  6. Approved lower and upper-division electives selected with the student’s career goals in mind. Suggested electives include courses in chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, statistics, education, speech, technical writing, technology, economics, psychology, sociology, and business administration.

Preparation for careers in specialized areas of chemistry and biochemistry is possible by careful selection of supporting areas of concentration. A partial list of specialized chemistry and biochemistry careers includes chemical marketing, chemical business, environmental chemistry, forensic science, pre-law (chemical patents), health professions (pre-medical and pre-dental), technical writing, biotechnology, and chemical technology. Students should confer with the academic advisor of the department in regard to such options and their career goals.

Chemistry Courses Required (52 hrs.)

Twelve semester hours of upper-division chemistry must be completed at this university.

CHEM 1311General Chemistry I [TCCN: CHEM 1311]

CHEM 1111General Chemistry I Laboratory [TCCN: CHEM 1111]

CHEM 1312General Chemistry II [TCCN: CHEM 1312]

CHEM 1112General Chemistry II Laboratory [TCCN: CHEM 1112]

CHEM 3310Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 3111Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 3320Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 3121Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 3342Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 3143Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 3344Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 3145Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 3352Physical Chemistry I

CHEM 3153Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 3354Physical Chemistry II

CHEM 3155Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 4312Instrumental Analysis

CHEM 4113Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

CHEM 4330Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 4334Biochemistry I

CHEM 4135Biochemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 4240Spectroscopy

CHEM 4336Biochemistry II

CHEM 4346Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHEM 4191Seminar