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.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 100Horizons in Chemistry 1
Select one of the following: 4
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I 1
 
Structure and Bonding
and Physical and Chemical Principles
 
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric 3
HIST 105History of the United States 23
MATH 151 or MATH 171Engineering Mathematics I or Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 4
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1
 
Chemistry of the Elements
and Qualitative Analysis
 
HIST 106History of the United States 23
MATH 152 or MATH 172Engineering Mathematics II or Calculus 4
PHYS 218Mechanics 4
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 227Organic Chemistry I 13
CHEM 231Techniques of Organic Chemistry 2
MATH 221 or MATH 253Several Variable Calculus or Engineering Mathematics III 4
PHYS 208Electricity and Optics 4
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
CHEM 228Organic Chemistry II 13
CHEM 234Organic Synthesis and Analysis IV 33
CHEM 362Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Statistics I  
Statistical Methods  
MATH course approved by chemistry advisor
STAT course approved by chemistry advisor
Biological Chemistry Track Elective
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I 4
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
CHEM 315Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 318Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 327Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 433Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 2
POLS 206American National Government 3
Biological Chemistry Track Elective
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II 4
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 325Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 328Physical Chemistry II 3
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
Biological Chemistry Track Elective
GENE 301 or GENE 320Comprehensive Genetics or Biomedical Genetics 3
Select two of the following: 46
Communication
Language, philosophy and culture
Creative arts
Social and behavioral sciences
International and cultural diversity elective
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
CHEM 326Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 415Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 491Research 53
Select one of the following: 3
Comprehensive Biochemistry I  
Biochemistry I  
Select two of the following: 46
Communication
Language, philosophy and culture
Creative arts
Social and behavioral sciences
International and cultural diversity
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 434Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory 2
CHEM 481Seminar 32
CHEM 491Research 53
Select one of the following: 3
Comprehensive Biochemistry II  
Biochemistry II  
Select one of the following: 43
Communication
Language, philosophy and culture
Creative arts
Social and behavioral sciences
International and cultural diversity
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120
1

Select a section designated for chemistry majors.

2

Students may substitute any 6 hours of American history courses approved by the University Core Curriculum to fulfill this requirement, but no more than 3 hours may be in Texas history. Students seeking teacher certification must take HIST 105 and HIST 106.

3

This is a designated C- or W-course.

4

These electives must include 12 hours of courses which meet the language, philosophy and culture (3 hours), creative arts (3 hours), social and behavioral science (3 hours) and communication (3 hours) requirements of the University Core Curriculum. (See page 17). In addition, 6 hours of courses must be in the area of International and Cultural Diversity. These may be in addition to the previous 12 hours of University Core Curriculum courses, or if a course in this category satisfies an area of the Core, it can be used to meet both requirements. Electives should be chosen in consultation with the chemistry advisor. Electives should be chosen in consultation with the chemistry advisor and should be selected to meet the residency requirement (36 hours at 300-400 level must be taken at TAMU). Electives recommended in the various track programs should be strongly considered.

5

The total hours of CHEM 485 and CHEM 491 taken by BS chemistry majors on a graded (A–F) basis may not exceed 15. Additional hours of these courses may be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.