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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 (28 credits)

UCOR 101 Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 credit hours
UCOR 102 Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing 3 cr. hrs.
UCOR 132 Basic Philosophical Questions 3 cr. hrs.
UCOR 141-143 Core Theology 3 cr. hrs.
UCOR 151/152/254W/253/214 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.
UCOR 030 Research and Information Skills 1 cr. hr.
UCOR 121 Problem Solving and Creative Math Satisfied by BSNES Core Curriculum
UCOR 121-129 Core Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) Satisfied by BSNES Core Curriculum
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM
28 cr. hrs.

BSNES Core Curriculum

ENGL 302W Science Writing 3 cr. hrs.
HIST 307Science and Society theme area course 3 cr. hrs.
General Electives 6 cr. hrs.
SPRG 105Career Development Seminar 1 cr. hr.
SPRG 108 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

BS Chemistry Suggested STEM 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.

  • Inorganic II CHEM 412
  • Dynamics, Kinetics and Spectroscopy
  • Advanced Organic CHEM 503
  • Advanced Instrumentation and Interpretation
  • Environmental Chemistry CHEM 452
  • 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).

Notes:
University UCOR courses will vary by semester. *CHEM 490W is not required; however, it is highly recommended.
Chemistry Electives = 275, 402, 412, 391, 503, 519, 565.
MATH Electives = 225, 335, 310 or 314 (pre-reqs must be met with a C or better).
Other Science/Math Electives must be at the 300-500 level.

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B.S. Biochemistry Suggested STEM Course Sequence

BS Biochemistry Suggeted STEM Course Sequence

Four Electives from the following list: (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
Math Electives:
Biostatistics II
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra

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

Notes:
University UCOR courses will vary by semester. *CHEM 490W is not required; however, it is highly recommended.
Chemistry Electives = 275, 402, 412, 391, 503, 519, 565.
MATH Electives = 225, 335, 310 or 314 (pre-reqs must be met with a C or better).
Other Science/Math Electives must be at the 300-500 level.

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B.S. Environmental Chemistry Suggested STEM Course Sequence

BS Environmental Chemistry Suggested STEM Course Sequence

Chemistry Elective is selected from the following list:

Advanced 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).

Notes:
University UCOR courses will vary by semester. *CHEM 490W is not required; however, it is highly recommended.
Chemistry Electives = 275, 402, 412, 391, 503, 519, 565.
MATH Electives = 225, 335, 310 or 314 (pre-reqs must be met with a C or better).
Other Science/Math Electives must be at the 300-500 level.

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B.A. Biochemistry Suggested STEM Course Sequence

BA Biochemistry Suggested STEM 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).

Notes:
University UCOR courses will vary by semester. *CHEM 490W is not required; however, it is highly recommended.
Chemistry Electives = 275, 402, 412, 391, 503, 519, 565.
MATH Electives = 225, 335, 310 or 314 (pre-reqs must be met with a C or better).
Other Science/Math Electives must be at the 300-500 level.