Chemistry - BS, Biological-Chemistry Track

The biological chemistry track has been designed for students interested in pursuing graduate study in biological chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology or related fields or a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Students who wish to enter an MD/PhD program or medical, dental or pharmacy school will, in most cases, need to take an additional advanced biology course beyond those recommended for this track and should check the admission requirements for these programs with the Office of Professional School Advising. Courses in biology, biochemistry, genetics and statistics are recommended as electives.

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
PHYS 218 Mechanics 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 227 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 231 Techniques of Organic Chemistry 2
Select one of the following 4
Several Variable Calculus  
Engineering Mathematics III  
Engineering Mathematics III  
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics 4
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
CHEM 228 Organic Chemistry II 1 3
CHEM 234 Organic Synthesis and Analysis IV 3 3
CHEM 362 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Statistics I  
Statistical Methods  
 
 
Biological Chemistry Track Elective  
BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
CHEM 315 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 318 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 327 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 433 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 2
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Biological Chemistry Track Elective  
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 325 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 328 Physical Chemistry II 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Biological Chemistry Track Elective  
Select one of the following: 3
Comprehensive Genetics  
Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory  
Biomedical Genetics  
Select two of the following: 4 6
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
CHEM 326 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 415 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 491 Research 5 3
Select one of the following: 3
Comprehensive Biochemistry I  
Biochemistry I  
Select two of the following: 4 6
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 434 Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory 2
CHEM 481 Seminar 3 2
CHEM 491 Research 5 3
Select one of the following: 3
Comprehensive Biochemistry II  
Biochemistry II  
Select one of the following: 4 3
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120