Chemistry Major - Pre-Medicine/Pre-Pharmacy (Biochemistry) Concentration (Comprehensive)
Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes occurring in living organisms. Education and skill development in this area are an important part of preparation for further studies in the fields of Medicine and Pharmacy as well as preparation for careers or graduate school in Biochemistry and related scientific disciplines. The field of Biochemistry is very interdisciplinary by nature; among other things, a biochemist needs to possess a knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics as well as an appreciation for the interrelationships between these disciplines. Chemistry majors choosing this concentration are typically those who are interested in attending medical, veterinary or pharmacy schools or graduate school in biochemistry. Consult with your advisor and the relevant post-graduate programs regarding additional requirements.
Total - 66 credits
|Core courses for the Pre-Medicine/Pre-Pharmacy (Biochemistry) Concentration (65 credits required):|
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry I||5.00|
|CHEM 106||General Chemistry II||4.00|
|CHEM 107||Supplementary Problems in General Chemistry II||1.00|
|CHEM 305||Quant Analysis Lecture||3.00|
|CHEM 306||Quantitative Analysis Laboratory||2.00|
|CHEM 320||Organic Chemistry Lecture I||3.00|
|CHEM 321||Organic Chem Lecture II||3.00|
|CHEM 322||Organic Chemistry Lab I||1.00|
|CHEM 323||Organic Chemistry Lab II||1.00|
|CHEM 327||Molecular Spectroscopy I||1.00|
|CHEM 345||Physical Chemistry Lect I||4.00|
|CHEM 360||Introduction to Biochemistry||3.00|
|CHEM 462||Advanced Biochemistry||3.00|
|CHEM 481||Special Topics (Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry)||1.00|
|CHEM 497||Senior Seminar In Chemistry||1.00|
|MATH 240||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I||4.00|
|MATH 241||Calculus and Analytic Geometry II||4.00|
|PHYS 201||Calculus-Based Physics I 1||5.00|
|PHYS 202||Calculus-Based Physics II 1||5.00|
|BIOL 440||Cell Biology||4.00|
|Select one of the following:||1.00|
PHYS 107 Algebra-Based Physics I & PHYS 205 Calculus Applications in Introductory Physics I together substitute for PHYS 201 Calculus-Based Physics I. PHYS 108 Algebra-Based Physics II and PHYS 206 Calculus Applications in Introductory Physics II together substitute for PHYS 202 Calculus-Based Physics II. Special department permission required to enroll in PHYS 205 Calculus Applications in Introductory Physics I or PHYS 206 Calculus Applications in Introductory Physics II.
Students who also choose BIOL 340 Ecology will complete a minor in biology. With additional biology coursework, students may earn a second major in Biology.
Students choosing the Pre-Medicine/Pre-Pharmacy (Biochemistry) Concentration will have completed the topics recommended for a biochemistry major by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.