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Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with concentration in Biochemistry

Major: CHM

Concentration: BIOC

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

This degree is designed to prepare students for a career that combines both chemistry and modern biology.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details,
contact the department.

General Education

Type Hours

General Education 34

Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours

General 101: A&S Orientation 1

Foreign Language (completion of the second semester of a single foreign language;


6-8
hours will vary depending on language taken)

Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences at the 300-level or above (in addition to


6
courses counted toward General Education)

WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above2 (may be incorporated into other
degree requirements)

Total 13-15

Department of Chemistry
Type Hours

Chemistry 2011 - 202, 2071 - 210 10

Chemistry 341-342, 343-344 10

Chemistry 465-466, 4702 8

Chemistry 527 3

Chemistry 545, 547 6

Chemistry 546 2

Undergraduate Research or Cooperative Internship 3

Minimum Total 42

Supporting Courses

Type Hours

Biology 240, 242, 329, 330, 331 14

Chemistry or Biology electives from the following list (at least 3 hours of which
must be in Chemistry): Biology 357 or 485, 358, 400, 465, 516, 542; Chemistry 430, 4-6
450, 515, 528, 529, 5574

Mathematics 2051, 206, 301 12

Physics 2211 , 222, 223 and 224 or 295 - 296, 2982 - 299 8-10

Total 38-42

No electives are required in this program; students who fulfill mathematics and science
General Education requirements with courses in the major or supporting courses may
have elective hours.

Minimum Total3 122-124

Only 60 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Science degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.
1
Fulfills General Education requirement.
2
Chemistry 470 plus 3 semester hours of another WR course will fulfill the WR requirement.
3
Includes some credit for courses in the major, or in supporting courses, that meet General Education requirements.
4
As many as 3 additional hours may be taken in undergraduate research as elective in Chemistry.