Chemistry - BA, Biological Chemistry or Medical, Dental, Pharmacy School Track

Many students planning to enter medical, dental, or pharmacy school prefer a bachelor of arts degree that contains a large number of elective courses that may be used to satisfy pre-professional school requirements. With that in mind, this track recommends an effective way to use some of the available free electives in the BA chemistry program to satisfy the pre-professional requirements for these programs. Courses in anatomy, biochemistry, biology, genetics, and microbiology are recommended. Additional free electives, of which there will be many, may be used to strengthen the student’s program of study in a manner decided by the student and the academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 100 Horizons in Chemistry 1
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I 1
4
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
HIST 105 History of the United States 2 3
MATH 151
Engineering Mathematics I
or Analytic Geometry and Calculus
4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1
4
HIST 106 History of the United States 2 3
MATH 152
Engineering Mathematics II
or Calculus
4
Biological Chemistry Track Elective 4
Introductory Biology I  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 227 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 231 Techniques of Organic Chemistry 2
Biological Chemistry Track Elective 4
Introductory Biology II  
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Select one of the following 3 3
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
Directed Studies  
Research  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 228 Organic Chemistry II 1 3
CHEM 234 Organic Synthesis and Analysis IV 4 3
PHYS 218 Mechanics 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Biological Chemistry Track Elective 3
Comprehensive Genetics
or Biomedical Genetics
 
Biomedical Genetics  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
CHEM 315 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 318 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics 4
Biological Chemistry Track Elective 4
Fundamentals of Microbiology
or Biomedical Microbiology
 
Select one of the following: 3 3
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
Directed Studies  
Research  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 327 Physical Chemistry I 3
Biological Chemistry Track Elective 4
Select one of the following:
 
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I  
Chordate Anatomy  
Biomedical Anatomy  
Select two of the following 6
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
Directed Studies  
Research  
 Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
CHEM 481 Seminar 4 2
CHEM 328 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHEM 325 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
Select one of the following: 3
Comprehensive Biochemistry I  
Biochemistry I  
Select one of the following from the Biological Chemistry track 4
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II  
Principles of Animal Physiology  
Biomedical Physiology I  
Select one of the following: 3 3
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
Directed Studies  
Research  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 326 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
Biological Chemistry Track Elective 3
Select one of the following:
 
Comprehensive Biochemistry II  
Biochemistry II  
Select four of the following: 3 11
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
Directed Studies  
Research  
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120