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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, American Chemical Society Certified Curriculum in Biochemistry Concentration, B.S.

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This program meets the recommended undergraduate degree requirements of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for a major in biochemistry.

All ACS Certified Programs require a minimum of 400 hours of laboratory and research. Students completing concentration II must complete the courses below in addition to core courses.

Degree and Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours 2
  • Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3-4 Credit Hours 2
  • Major requirements and electives 70-74 Credit Hours

1 The General Education program  contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary. Some courses that are required for this major will meet General Education  requirements.
2  The quantitative and scientific literacy requirements are met by courses required in the major.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Additional Information

Students must complete all course work in one of the six concentrations listed to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. The credit hours for major requirements will vary based on the chosen concentration.


1 CHEM 131L  and CHEM 132L  may be substituted.

Total: 50-52 Credit Hours


The well-prepared student is encouraged to take as many of the additional departmental offerings as possible as electives with attention being given to junior and/or senior research projects.

Three credits of undergraduate research (CHEM 390/497/499) may be used to satisfy chemistry elective requirements if the research project is completed with the same faculty mentor over multiple semesters.

Total: 31 Credit Hours

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