Chemistry Major

All students majoring in Chemistry must choose one (1) of the three (3) concentrations: ACS-Approved Program, General Chemistry, or Biochemistry.

ACS-APPROVED PROGRAM (UCHA)
Department Requirements:

CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 301 Biochemistry I
CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 321 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 401 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 480 Chemical Research I
CHEM 481 Chemical Research II
CHEM ___ an advanced Chemistry course*

MATH 219 Calculus I (Gen.Ed. Domain II-A)
MATH 220 Calculus II
MATH 221 Calculus III

PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I
PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II

CSCI ___ Computer Science
CSCI ___ Computer Science

* The course in advanced chemistry can be selected from the list below depending upon interest and graduate study pursuits:

      CHEM 332 Biochemistry II
      CHEM 390 Special Topics in Chemistry
      FDSC 405 Food Analysis
      FDSC 408 Food Chemistry

One or possibly two of these courses will be offered each year. The decision on which of the advanced courses will be offered is made during the fall semester of an academic year, in consultation with senior chemistry students who will be graduated the following May.

The American Chemical Society-approved Chemistry major provides an excellent science background for careers in the field of biotechnology. Additional courses, selected from the following list, would enhance that background. Students wishing to pursue employment or graduate work in the field of biotechnology should select elective and general education courses from the following:

     BIOL 101 Biological Concepts
     BIOL 301 Genetics
     BIOL 307 Microbiology
     BIOL 340 Immunology
     BIOL 435 Recombinant DNA Technology


GENERAL CHEMISTRY CONCENTRATION (UCHG)
Department Requirements:

CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 321 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 401 Inorganic Chemistry

MATH 219 Calculus I (Gen.Ed. Domain II-A)
MATH 220 Calculus II

PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I
PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II

CSCI 120 Introduction to Information Technology

Choose two (2) chemistry elective courses from:
CHEM 301 Biochemistry I*
CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 390 Special Topics in Chemistry
FDSC 405 Food Analysis
FDSC 408 Food Chemistry

A minor in secondary education* or in one of the following areas is required with the General Chemistry concentration: biology, business, communication arts, journalism, mathematics, or nutrition. Other minors may be approved by the Department of Chemistry and Food Science.
* Students choosing to minor in secondary education must take CHEM 301 Biochemistry I.


BIOCHEMISTRY CONCENTRATION (UCHB)
Department Requirements:

CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 301 Biochemistry I
CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 321 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 332 Biochemistry II

BIOL 161 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 260 Cell Biology or
     BIOL 208 Genetics or
     BIOL 262 Molecular Biology or
     BIOL 307 Microbiology

MATH 219 Calculus I (Gen. Ed. Domain II-A)
MATH 220 Calculus II

PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I
PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II

CSCI 120 Introduction to Information Technology

A minor in secondary education or in one of the following areas is required with the Biochemistry concentration: biology, business, communication arts, journalism, mathematics, or nutrition. Other minors may be approved by the Department of Chemistry and Food Science.

For those students who wish to receive the American Chemical Society (ACS) certification as part of the Biochemistry concentration, the following additional courses are required:

     CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry II
     CHEM 480 Chemical Research I
     CHEM 481 Chemical Research II

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