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 provides 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 included. 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 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 1 4
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
HIST 105 History of the United States 2 3
MATH 151
Engineering Mathematics I
or Calculus I
4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I 4
CHEM 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 1 4
HIST 106 History of the United States 2 3
MATH 152
Engineering Mathematics II
or Calculus II
4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 4
CHEM 227 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 231 Techniques of Organic Chemistry 2
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Select one of the following 3 3
Directed Studies  
Research  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 228 Organic Chemistry II 1 3
CHEM 234 Organic Synthesis and Analysis 4 3
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 3
PHYS 226 Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences 1
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Select one of the following: 3
Comprehensive Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
 
Biomedical Genetics  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 351
Fundamentals of Microbiology
or Biomedical Microbiology
4
CHEM 315 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 318 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 3
PHYS 227 Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for the Sciences 1
Select one of the following: 3 3
Directed Studies  
Research  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 327 Physical Chemistry I 3
Select one of the following: 4
Chordate Anatomy  
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I  
Biomedical Anatomy  
Select two of the following 6
Directed Studies  
Research  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
 Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
BICH 410
Comprehensive Biochemistry I
or Biochemistry I
3
CHEM 325 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 328 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHEM 481 Seminar 4 2
Select one of the following: 4
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II  
Principles of Animal Physiology  
Biomedical Physiology I  
Select one of the following: 3 3
Directed Studies  
Research  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BICH 411
Comprehensive Biochemistry II
or Biochemistry II
3
CHEM 326 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
Select four of the following: 3 11
Directed Studies  
Research  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120