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BS in Chemistry

ACS-certified, Biochemistry Concentration 

The degree, certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS), confers a deeper understanding of chemistry and is often an advantage when seeking employment or admission to graduate or professional programs.  The ACS-certified degree with biochemistry concentration offers students the option to concentrate their electives in the area of biochemistry to prepare for healthcare professions or graduate study, while also earning the certification.

Recommended Course Schedule

Freshman Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 109 General Chemistry I 5
BIO 101 General Biology I 4.5
MTH 135
or
MTH 231
Pre-Calculus
or
Calculus I
3
or
4
COL 150 Columba Seminar 4

Total

 

16.5-17.5


Freshman Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 110 General Chemistry II 5
BIO 102 General Biology II 4.5
MTH 231
or
MTH 232
Calculus I
or
Calculus II
4
ENG 120 English Composition 3

Total

 

17.5


Sophomore Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 209 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 220 Organic Lab I 2
PHY 101 General Physics I 4
MTH 232,
MTH 233 or
MTH 302
Calculus II,
Calculus III or
Differential Equations
4
CHM 222 Analytical Chemistry 3

Total

 

16


Sophomore Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 210 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 221 Organic Lab II 2
PHY 102 General Physics II 4
MTH 233,
MTH 302 or
CS 201
Calculus III,
Differential Equations or
Computer Science I
4
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

15-16


Junior Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 321 Biochemistry I 3
CHM 420 Biochemistry Lab 2
CHM 309 Physical Chemistry 3
CHM 311 Physical Lab I 2
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

16


Junior Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 322 Biochemistry II 3
CHM 441/442 Research in Biochemistry 2
CHM 310 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHM 312 Physical Lab II 2
College Core or
CS 201
College Core or
Computer Science I
3 or
4
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

16-17


Senior Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 450 Seminar 2
Advanced Elective (Choose One):
CHM 493,
CHM 400 or
CHM 409
Advanced Elective (Choose One):
Biopolymers,
Nanoscience or
Advanced Organic
3
BIO 399 Cell Biology 3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

16-17


Senior Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 322 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHM 327 Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHM elective or
College Core
Chemistry elective or
College Core
3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

15


*400 CHM lab hrs required, as shown; PSY 201/202/SOC 101/102 recommended as College Core for those interested in medicine/dentistry