Concentration II: American Chemical Society Certified Curriculum in Biochemistry
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.
Credit by Examination
The chemistry and biochemistry department offers credit by examination for CHEM 131 and CHEM 132. General Chemistry I-II. Students who want permission to take the examination must apply to the department head. Details regarding approval to take the examination and examination dates will be provided when the application is received.
Students interested in becoming teachers must meet specific curriculum requirements in their major as part of the undergraduate academic degree. Chemistry majors must also complete a course in biology and a course in geology.
In addition to the general education and academic major requirements, chemistry majors desiring secondary teacher licensure must be admitted to teacher education, complete the pre-professional program in secondary education at the undergraduate level and the graduate level Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
It is critical that students seeking licensure consult regularly with both their education adviser and their major adviser to support their progression through the programs. For a full description of the program in secondary teaching, refer to the Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education, Department of, in addition to the College of Education/Professional Education Unit section of the catalog.