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
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
CHM 151Chemical Principles I3
CHM 151LChemical Principles I Laboratory1
CHM 152Chemical Principles II3
CHM 152LChemical Principles II Lab1
CHM 223Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 223LOrganic Chemistry 1 Lab1
CHM 224Organic Chemistry II3
CHM 224LOrganic Chemistry II Lab1
CHM 280Information in Chemistry and Physical Sciences1
CHM 311Analytical Chemistry4
Select one of the following:4
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
CHM 327Physical Chemistry I3
CHM 328Physical Chemistry II3
CHM 331Physical Chemistry Laboratory1
CHM 332Physical Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHM 435Inorganic Chemistry3
CHM 460Biochemistry I3
Chemistry Elective (upper division)3
Major Support Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I4
Select one of the following:6
General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
and General Physics Scientists/Engineers II (recommended)
Non-Calculus General Physics I
and Non-Calculus General Physics II
PHY 103General Physics Laboratory1
PHY 104General Physics Laboratory1
MTH 145Calculus I4
MTH 146Calculus II4
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
Free Electives13
Total Credit Hours132

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
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 Chemical Principles II 3
CHM 152L Chemical Principles II Lab 1
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 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 223L Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
PHY 105 General Physics Scientists/Engineers I 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
PHY 103 General Physics Laboratory 1
Theology 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 224 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 224L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
PHY 106 General Physics Scientists/Engineers II 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
PHY 104 General Physics Laboratory 1
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
First Semester
CHM 327 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHM 331 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
CHM 435 Inorganic Chemistry 3
BIO 218 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
CHM 328 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHM 332 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory 1
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
CHM 280 Information in Chemistry and Physical Sciences 1
Biology Elective 3
Elective 1
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
CHM 311 Analytical Chemistry 4
CHM 460 Biochemistry I 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Elective 3
Religion 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Select one of the following: 4
Instrumental Methods of Analysis  
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
CHM Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 1
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours132

Note: An interdisciplinary major in biochemistry is available.