Chemistry Major (B.S.) with a Minor in Biology

Another way of achieving a B.S. degree in chemistry includes a simultaneous minor in biology. In addition to providing the student with the background required for a meaningful career in chemistry, this program is also designed to prepare the student for further studies in biochemistry, medicine, dentistry (including all requirements for admission to such programs), as well as graduate studies in these and related fields. This curriculum would permit an easy transition to a major in biochemistry or biology should the student find these subjects of greater interest. A number of free electives are permitted, making this a very flexible program. A suggested form for the program follows.

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
CHM 151
151L
Chemical Principles I
and Chemical Principles I Laboratory
4
CHM 152
152L
Chemical Principles II
and Chemical Principles II Lab
4
CHM 223
223L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CHM 224
224L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CHM 280Information in Chemistry and Physical Sciences1
CHM 311Analytical Chemistry (and lab)4
CHM 327
CHM 331
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 328
CHM 332
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHM 435Inorganic Chemistry3
CHM 460Biochemistry I3
Chemistry Elective (upper division)3
Select one of the following:4
Instrumental Methods of Analysis (and lab)
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
Major Support Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I4
MTH 145Calculus I4
MTH 146Calculus II4
Select one of the following:4
General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
and General Physics Laboratory (recommended)
Non-Calculus General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory
Select one of the following:4
General Physics Scientists/Engineers II
and General Physics Laboratory (recommended)
Non-Calculus General Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory
Minor Requirements
BIO 192General Biology II4
Two other biology classes, at least one of which must be a lab course, and at least one course must be numbered BIO 210 or higher7
Electives
Free Electives13
Total Credit Hours132
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
CHM 151
151L
Chemical Principles I
and Chemical Principles I Laboratory
4
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
CHM 152
152L
Chemical Principles II
and Chemical Principles II Lab
4
BIO 192 General Biology II 4
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
Social Science 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
First Semester
CHM 223
223L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
4
PHY 105
PHY 103
General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
and General Physics Laboratory
4
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 224
224L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CHM 280 Information in Chemistry and Physical Sciences 1
PHY 106
PHY 104
General Physics Scientists/Engineers II
and General Physics Laboratory
4
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
CHM 327
CHM 331
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 435 Inorganic Chemistry 3
BIO 218 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 328
CHM 332
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
4
Biology Elective 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Elective 1
 Credit Hours14
Senior Year
First Semester
CHM 311 Analytical Chemistry (and lab) 4
CHM 460 Biochemistry I 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Religion 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CHM 320
CHM 322
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
CHM Elective 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours132

Note: An interdisciplinary major in biochemistry is available.