Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Biochemistry Concentration

This sequence includes the chemistry courses required for the ACS (American Chemical Society) Approved Bachelor of Science Degree.  Research experience is highly recommended, including CHE 290, which has been designed as an introductory research experience for sophomore students. A total of one upper-level elective (this would include research) is required with completion of CHE 301/445/496. Completion of University Requirements and 12 elective credits completes the minimum of 120 credits for the degree.

(*Starting point: math placement in Precalculus)

(**Research is not a requirement for ACS Approved Degrees or completion of the Biochemistry Concentration, but meets the lab elective requirement and is strongly suggested as an elective in the fourth year.)




Glove BoxFirst year requirements and cognates:

General Chemistry I & II (CHE 120/121 - fall/spring)
Precalculus* (MAT 122 - fall)
Calculus I (MAT 150 - spring)

 

 

 


 

Round Bottom FlasksSecond year requirements and cognates: 
Organic Chemistry I & II (CHE 260/261 - fall/spring) 
Quantitative Analysis (CHE 240 - fall or spring)
Calculus II & III (MAT 151/252 - fall/spring)
Physics I & II (PHY 230/231 - fall/spring)
Preparation of Scientific Documents for Chemistry (CHE 301)

 

 

 

 

                                                                       Third and Fourth Year requirements: 

Chem3Sequence A

Third Year
Physical Chemistry I & II (CHE 370/371/372/373 - fall/spring)
Biochemistry I and II (CHE 450/451 - fall/spring)
Fourth Year
Inorganic Chemistry (CHE 435/436 - fall/spring)
Chemistry Seminar (CHE 496 - fall)
Chemical Hazards and Laboratory Safety (CHE 445 - spring)
 

Chem8Sequence B

Third Year
Inorganic Chemistry (CHE 435/436 - fall/spring)
Biochemistry I and II (CHE 450/451 - fall/spring)
Fourth Year
Physical Chemistry I & II (CHE 370/371/372/373 - fall/spring)
Chemistry Seminar (CHE 496 - fall)
Chemical Hazards and Laboratory Safety (CHE 445 - spring)
 

 

Upper-Level Electives:
(or senior research in the fourth year)**
Environmental Chemistry (CHE 340 - spring)
Instrumental Analysis (CHE 440 - spring) 
Medicinal Chemistry (CHE 456 - fall)   
Inorganic Chemistry II
Chemical Genomics
Chemical Education
Computational Chemistry
Special Topics (CHE 498 - see current catalogue)
Chemical Research (CHE 490/491 - fall/spring)**