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 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
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
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 3
PHYS 226 Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 227 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 231 Techniques of Organic Chemistry 2
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 4
Several Variable Calculus  
Engineering Mathematics III  
Engineering Mathematics III  
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I 4
CHEM 228 Organic Chemistry II 1 3
CHEM 234 Organic Synthesis and Analysis 3 3
CHEM 362 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Statistics I  
Statistical Methods  
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 4
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
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 325 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 328 Physical Chemistry II 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Select one of the following: 3
Comprehensive Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
 
Biomedical Genetics  
Select two of the following: 5 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
BICH 410
Comprehensive Biochemistry I
or Biochemistry I
3
CHEM 326 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 415 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 491 Research 6 3
Select two of the following: 5 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BICH 411
Comprehensive Biochemistry II
or Biochemistry II
3
CHEM 434 Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory 2
CHEM 481 Seminar 3 2
CHEM 491 Research 6 3
Select one of the following: 5 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120