Professional Biochemistry Option

The chemistry major with the professional biochemistry option is designed for students who wish wish to prepare for graduate study in biochemistry or a related professional school such as medical, pharmacy, or dental school. The program is certified by the American Chemical Society. Requirements for the professional biochemistry option include prescribed ancillary courses in biology, computer science, mathematics, and physics. The following table lists the courses required to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in professional biochemistry.

2021-2022 Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman CH 111 3 hrs.   CH 112 3 hrs.
  CH 111L 1 hrs.   CH 112L 1 hrs.
  EN 111  3 hrs.   EN 112  3 hrs.
  HI 101 or HI 101H or HI 201 3 hrs.   HI 102 or HI 102H or HI 202 3 hrs.
  MA 112 3 hrs.   MA 1131 or MA 1152 3 hrs.
         
  Total 13 hrs.   Total 13 hrs.
 
Sophomore CH 311 4 hrs.   CH 312 4 hrs.
  CH 311L 1 hrs.   CH 312L 1 hrs.
  EN 211 or EN 221 or EN 231 or EN 233 3 hrs.   MA 126 4 hrs.
  CIS 125 or CS 135 or CS 155 3 hrs.   Humanities/Foreign Lang3/Eng Lit. (Area II) 3 hrs.
  MA 125 4 hrs.   Social or Behavioral Science (Area IV) 3 hrs.
  Total 15 hrs.   Total 15 hrs.
  Summer Term
  COM 201 3 hrs. Social or Behavioral Science (Area IV) 3 hrs.
 
Junior BI 111 4 hrs.   BI 112 4 hrs.
  CH 321 3 hrs.   CH 441 3 hrs.
  CH 321LW 2 hrs.   PH 252 5 hrs.
  PH 251 5 hrs.      
  Total 14 hrs.   Total 12 hrs.
  Summer Term
  Elective 3 hrs.   Fine Arts Requirement 3 hrs.
 
Senior CH 381 4 hrs. BI 305, 306, 307 4 hrs.
  CH 381L 1 hrs. CH 382 4 hrs.
  CH 442 3 hrs. CH 382L 2 hrs.
  CH 442L 2 hrs. CH 434 3 hrs.
  CH 437 3 hrs.    
  Total 13 hrs.   Total 13 hrs.
 
Total Hours 120 hrs.
1 Prerequisite:  minimum mathematics ACT score of 25 or C or above in MA 112. 
2 Prerequisite:  minimum mathematics ACT score of 22 and credit in high school Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry; or grade of C or better in MA 112.
3 Foreign Language if pursuing B.A. degree (total of 6 cr hrs needed).