The Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics offers a pre-health biochemistry option which is ideally suited for those interested in biochemistry or going to medical, optometry or pharmacy schools.
- Our graduates effectively communicate scientific knowledge.
- Our graduates have the knowledge to make informed and ethical scientific decisions.
- Our graduates utilize appropriate quantitative skills in making decisions.
- Our graduates demonstrate the information literacy required for scientific study.
- Our graduates possess the knowledge and skills in the physical sciences to be successful.
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Major in Chemistry (BS)
Pre-Health Professional Biochemistry Option
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 24 hours (Mathematics, natural science and physical science courses are included in the major.)
Chemistry – 42 hours
CHEM 1501 Background and Strategies in Chemistry (BASIC)
CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1123/1121 University Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 2012/2001 Analytical Chemistry/Lab
CHEM 3003/3001 Organic Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 3103/3101 Organic Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 3073/3071 Biochemistry I/Lab
CHEM 4073 Biochemistry II
CHEM 4403 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics
CHEM 4051 Senior Seminar-Chemistry
Select 4 hours from the following:
CHEM 3313/3311 Instrumentation I/Lab
CHEM 4413/4411 Instrumentation II/Lab
Biology – 24 hours
BIOL 1203/1201 Principles of Biology I/Lab
BIOL 1213/1211 Principles of Biology II/Lab
BIOL 3032/3022 General Microbiology/Lab
8 hours biology electives**
4 hours upper level biology electives**
** Pre-professional Students such as Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Medicine should consult with their advisor and review the admission requirements of their desired program.
Mathematics – 10 hours
MATH 1045 Pre-Calculus Mathematics*
MATH 1525 Calculus I
*Taking both MATH 1023 College Algebra and MATH 1033 Plane Trigonometry is equivalent to MATH 1045 Pre-Calculus Mathematics.
Physics – 8 hours
PHYS 2003/2001 College Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2103/2101 College Physics II/Lab
PHYS 2203/2201 University Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2213/2211 University Physics II/Lab
Science – 1 hour
SCI 3101 Pre-Health Colloquium
Other Requirements – 6 hours
ENGL 3003 Advanced Professional Writing
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Public Speaking
Electives – 3 hours
College of Science and Engineering electives
No minor is required in this major.