ACS Certified Biochemistry Emphasis

This emphasis area is a hybrid of the ACS certified Chemistry emphasis with the biochemistry emphasis.  Incorporating a rigorous grounding in mathematics and chemistry with several courses in the life sciences, this emphasis area is an excellent preparation for graduate school in a biochemistry-related field.  Students interested in scientific careers in biochemistry research are therefore encouraged to consider the ACS certified biochemistry emphasis area. The coursework is listed below or may be downloaded as a pdf file (Degree Plan). A typical semester by semester sequence can be downloaded as a pdf file here. For a ACS-Certified Biochemistry Emphasis Course Sequence Flow Chart, click here (pdf).

01. Writing and Oral Communication (9 Hrs)
01. ENG 101 (Composition One)
02. ENG 102 (Composition Two)
03. CMS 111 or CMS 320 (Speech Communication)

02. Basic Science and Mathematics (6 Hrs)
01. MAT 167 (Calculus I)
02. MAT 168 (Calculus II)

03. Global History and Culture (12 Hrs)
01. ANT 101 or GHY 101 or SOC 101
02. ENG 203
03. HIS 101 or HIS 102
04. HIS 101 or HIS 102 or PHI 151 or REL 131

04. Aesthetic Values (3 Hrs)
01. ART 130 or DAN 107 or MUS 165 or THE 100

05. Decision Making and Responsibility (3 Hrs)
one course from: 01. ECO 101, PHI 171, PSY 110, PS 101, FIN 200,
HHS 100, HHS 101

06. Major/Emphasis Requirements (74 Hrs)
01. CHE 106, CHE 106L (General Chemistry I)
02. CHE 107, CHE 107L (General Chemistry II)
03. CHE 255, CHE 255L (Organic Chemistry I)
04. CHE 256, CHE 256L (Organic Chemistry II)
05. CHE 311, CHE 311L (Analytical Chemistry)
06. CHE 410 (Chemical Safety)
07. CHE 411, CHE 411L (Instrumental Analysis)
08. CHE 421, CHE 421L (Biochemistry I)
09. CHE 422 (Biochemistry II)
10. CHE 424 (Biochemistry III)
11. CHE 431, CHE 431L (Inorganic Chemistry)
12. CHE 461, CHE 461L (Physical Chemistry I)
13. CHE 462, CHE 462L (Physical Chemistry II)
14. CHE 496 (Senior Capstone Research Course)
15. BSC 110, BSC 110L (General Biology I)
16. BSC 111, BSC 111L (General Biology II)
17. BSC 370 (Genetics)
18. BSC 380, BSC 380L (Microbiology)

07. Other Required Courses (16 Hrs)
01. PHY 201, PHY 201L (Physics I w/calculus)
02. PHY 202, PHY 202L (Physics II w/calculus)
03. MAT 169 (Calculus III)
04. CSC 101 or CSS 211 or CSS 240 or CSS 333 or PSY 360 (Computing)

09. Minor Area of Study (Optional)

10. Electives

Total of 124 credit hours (minimum)