Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

Chemistry B.S. with Biochemistry Concentration

Degree Requirements

Areas A - E (See Core section of the Catalog) (42 semester hours)
Area D: BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L recommended

MATH 1113 Precalculus or a higher-level MATH course is required in Area A for Chemistry majors.

Area F (18 semester hours)

Fourteen hours selected from the following (if not taken in Areas A or D):

MATH 1261Calculus I

4

MATH 1262Calculus II

4

BIOL 1108Principles of Biology II

3

BIOL 1108LPrinciples of Biology II Lab

1

PHYS 2211Principles of Physics I

3

PHYS 2211LPrinciples of Physics Lab I

1

PHYS 2212Principles of Physics II

3

PHYS 2212LPrinciples of Physics Lab II

1

CHEM 1311Principles Chem for Majors I

3

CHEM 1311LPrin Chem for Majors I Lab

1

CHEM 1312Principles Chem for Majors II

3

CHEM 1312LPrin Chem for Majors II Lab

1

Four hours:

CHEM 2800Quantitative Analysis

3

CHEM 2800LQuantitative Analysis Lab

1

If the credits for courses taken in Area F exceed 18 semester hours, students may apply the extra hours under Electives. (Any transfer student, who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GC.)

All courses listed above under Area F Requirements are program requirements. If not taken under Areas A, D, and F, they must be taken as Electives.

Major Requirements (29 semester hours)

CHEM 2920Chemistry Seminar

1

CHEM 3010Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 3200Instrumental Analysis

3

CHEM 3361Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 3361LOrganic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 3362Organic Chemistry II

3

CHEM 3362LOrganic Chemistry Lab II

1

CHEM 3600LStructural Chemistry

2

CHEM 3711Biochemistry I

3

CHEM 3920Chemistry Seminar I

1

CHEM 4211Physical Chemistry I

3

CHEM 4212Physical Chemistry II

3

CHEM 4211LPhysical Chemistry Lab I

1

or

CHEM 4212LPhysical Chemistry Lab II

1

CHEM 4920Chemistry Seminar II

1

Biochemistry Concentration requirements (18-20 semester hours)

CHEM 3711LBiochemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 3712Biochemistry II

3

CHEM 3712LBiochemistry II Lab

1

CHEM 4300Advanced Biochemistry

3

BIOL 2100Genetics

4

Two classes selected from the following

BIOL 3200Cellular/Molecular Physiology

3

BIOL 4150Immunology

3

BIOL 4160Molecular Virology

3

BIOL 4180Microbiology

4

BIOL 4235Molecular Biotechnique

4

BIOL 3000-4000BIOL 3000-4000 level

3-4

Note: BIOL 3000-4999 course option requires department approval

Capstone Experience (4 semester hours)

One hour selected from the following:

CHEM 3200LInstrumental Analysis Lab

1

CHEM 4211LPhysical Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 4212LPhysical Chemistry Lab II

1

Note: One Physical Chemistry Lab must be taken in the Major Requirements section.

Three hours selected from the following:

CHEM 4999Independent Study: Research

1-4

Electives (4-6 semester hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Requirements

  • Complete CHEM 0001, First-Year Academic Seminar, with a satisfactory grade. Students who transfer to GC are exempt from this requirement.
  • An average of C or better must be maintained over the 44-59 hours used to satisfy Area F and Major Requirements.
  • Competence in chemistry will be evaluated with the American Chemical Society's Standardized examinations in Analytical Chemistry, General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry.
  • Successful completion of senior exit interview.
  • A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  • Students must show competence in a foreign language at the level of the second university course (1002). (3-6 semester hours)

Any of the Chemistry capstone courses indicated in the catalog course descriptions as "Capstone" or any upper division Physics class beyond PHYS 3005 (i.e. PHYS 3010-4999) with department approval.