Chemistry Major with Biochemistry Option

Schedule electives to satisfy university studies requirements. A total of 120 semester hours is required for the baccalaureate degree.

A biology minor is strongly recommended. BIO 115, 216 and 221 or 222 are required for the minor. Recommended biology courses supporting the biology minor include BIO 300, 320, 321, 322, 323, 333 and 421.

Suggested Curriculum Sequence

First Semester (13 credit hours)

  • CHE 100 Transitions (1 credit hour)

  • CHE 201 General College Chemistry (5 credit hours)

  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry (4 credit hours)

  • BIO 115 The Cellular Basic of Life (3 credit hours)

Second Semester (17 credit hours)

  • CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (5 credit hours)

  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credit hours)

  • BIO 216 Biological Inquiry and Analysis (4 credit hours)

  • MAT 250 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (5 credit hours)

Third Semester (16 credit hours)

  • CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I (5 credit hours)

  • PHY 130/131 General Physics I (4 credit hours)

  • BIO 221 General Zoology (4 credit hours)

  • CIV 201 World Civilizations I (3 credit hours)

Fourth Semester (15 credit hours)

  • CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry (5 credit hours)

  • CHE 320 Organic Chemistry II (3 credit hours)

  • PHY 132/133 General Physics II (4 credit hours)

  • CSC 235 Programming in C++ (3 credit hours)
    EGR 140 or CSC 232 may be substituted.

Fifth Semester

  • CHE 520 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3 credit hours)

  • HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition: Continuity (3 credit hours)

  • CHE 352 Basic Chemical Instrumentation (4 credit hours)

  • Biology Course

Sixth Semester

  • CHE 537 Experimental Biochemistry (3 credit hours)

  • CHE 540 Fundamentals of Biochemistry II (3 credit hours)

  • Biology Course

Seventh Semester

  • Biology Courses

  • Electives

Eighth Semester

  • CHE 403 Basic Physical Chemistry (5 credit hours)

  • Biology Course

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