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Undergraduate Course Sequence

To receive a B.S. or B.A. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Environmental Chemistry, students must complete the Undergraduate Curriculum, consisting of (1) the University Core Curriculum, (2) the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (BSNES) Core Curriculum, and (3) the courses listed in the "Suggested Science/Math (STEM) Course Sequence" for each degree listed below.

University Core Curriculum

Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 credit hours
Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing 3 cr. hrs.
Basic Philosophical Questions 3 cr. hrs.
Core Theology 3 cr. hrs.
Core Ethics 3 cr. hrs.
Course in Creative Arts 3 cr. hrs.
Course in Faith and Reason 3 cr. hrs.
Course in Global Diversity 3 cr. hrs.
Course in Social Justice 3 cr. hrs.
Research and Information Skills 1 cr. hr.
Problem Solving and Creative Math Satisfied by BSNES Core Curriculum
Core Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) Satisfied by BSNES Core Curriculum
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM
28 cr. hrs.

BSNES Core Curriculum

Science Writing 3 cr. hrs.
Science and Society theme area course 3 cr. hrs.
General Electives 6 cr. hrs.
Career Development Seminar 1 cr. hr.
Service Learning Seminar 0 cr. hr.
Math credits depending on major Satisfied by Chemistry Curricula
TOTAL BSNES CORE CURRICULUM 13 cr. hrs.

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B.S. Chemistry Suggested STEM Course Sequence

Undergraduate Course Sequence

Four Electives from the following list (2 Chem, 2 Chem/Math):

At least two electives must be chemistry or biochemistry courses from the list below.

Biochemistry II
Inorganic II
Dynamics, Kinetics and Spectroscopy
Advanced Organic
Advanced Instrumentation and Interpretation
Environmental Chemistry
Biostatistics I or II
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra

Two electives may be math courses, which can be used to fulfill a math major or American Chemical Society certified degree.

Undergraduate Research is strongly encouraged during the junior year (or before).

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B.S. Biochemistry Suggested STEM Course Sequence

Undergraduate Course Sequence

Four Electives from the following lists: (1 from Biochemistry list, 3 from Chem/ Biology/ Biochemistry/ Math lists):

At least of one of the following three Biochemistry electives:

Biomolecular Structure-Function
Protein Nucleic Acids Interactions
Biochem & Biophy Char Macromolecular
Enzyme Kinetics

Chemistry Electives:
Inorganic Chemistry I
Dynamics, Kinetics and Spectroscopy
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Instrumentation and Interpretation
Environmental Chemistry

Biology Electives:
Mammalian Physiology
General Microbiology
Immunology
Endocrinology
Human Genetics
Neurobiology

Math Electives:
Biostatistics II
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra

Undergraduate Research is strongly encouraged during the junior year (or before).

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B.S. Environmental Chemistry Suggested STEM Course Sequence

Undergraduate Course Sequence

Chemistry Elective is selected from the following list:

Biochemistry II
Inorganic II
Dynamics, Kinetics and Spectroscopy
Advanced Organic
Advanced Instrumentation and Interpretation

Environmental Science Electives are selected from the 500 level (graduate courses).

Undergraduate Research is strongly encouraged during the junior year (or before).

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B.A. Biochemistry Suggested STEM Course Sequence

Undergraduate Course Sequence

Electives should be chosen from the lists given in the BS Biochemistry sequence.

Undergraduate Research is encouraged during the junior year (or before).