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Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 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


General Education 34
Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements


General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language 6-8
(completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on language taken)  
Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences at the 300-level or above 6
(in addition to 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


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


Biology 329, 330, 331, 542 11
Chemistry or Biology electives from the following list (at least 6 hours of which must be in Chemistry): Biology 357 or 485, 358, 400, 465, 516; Chemistry 430, 450, 515, 528, 529, 5574  7-9 
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 from one of the following courses will fulfill the WR requirement: Chemistry 390, Chemistry 420, English 303, English 306.

3 Includes some credit for courses in the major, or in supporting courses, that meet General Education requirements.

4 As many as 3 addtional hours may be taken in undergraduate research in Chemistry.

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