BS in Chemistry - Biochemistry

Requirements for the BS Degree
The B.S. degree requires the completion of 38 major credits, plus 20 credits in the related fields of biology, mathematics and physics for the Biochemistry concentration.

Required Courses for All Concentrations

  • CH 151 General Chemistry I
  • CH 152 General Chemistry II
  • CH 153 General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CH 154 General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CH 221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CH 222 Organic Chemistry II
  • CH 223 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CH 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CH 252 Analytical Chemistry
  • CH 254 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CH 331 Physical Chemistry I
  • CH 333 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CH 351 Instrumental Analysis
  • CH 353 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
    and
  • CH 393 Undergraduate Project
    or
  • CH 395 Undergraduate Research

Required Supporting Courses for All Concentrations

  • MA 140 Precalculus (waived on examination)
  • MA 151 Introductory Calculus
  • MA 152 Mathematical Analysis I
  • PY 151/153 Principles of Physics I/Physics
  • Laboratory I
  • PY 152/154 Principles of Physics II/Physics
  • Laboratory II

Additional Required Courses for Biochemistry Concentration

  • CH 341 Biochemistry I
  • CH 342 Biochemistry II
  • CH 343 Biochemistry Laboratory I
  • CH 344 Biochemistry Laboratory II

Additional Required Supporting Course for Biochemistry Concentration

  • BI 111 Concepts in Biology I

In addition to the above courses, two to three chemistry electives and one to three computer science courses are strongly recommended. For pre-health professions students, BI 111 and BI 112 and two Biology courses at the 200 level or higher are recommended.

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