Chemistry/biochemistry majors should complete the general chemistry requirements by taking CHEM 10113 and CHEM 10123 + either CHEM 10122 or 20123. Biochemistry majors and pre-health students should also complete the general biology sequence (BIOL 10501, 10503, 10511 and 10513). The remaining courses may include English, math and other CORE courses such that the total number of hours ranges from 28 to 32 for the freshman year. Physics I and II are popular summer courses, but may also be included in the freshman or sophomore year.
Chemistry/biochemistry majors should complete the organic chemistry sequence by taking CHEM 30121, 30123, 30133 and 30143. Biochemistry majors and pre-health students should also take cell biology (BIOL 30603) and statistics (Math 10043). Additional math through calculus I should be completed by the end of the sophomore year in order to meet the prerequisite for physical chemistry in the junior year. The remaining courses may include English and other CORE courses such that the total number of hours ranges from 28 to 32 for the sophomore year.
Chemistry majors will take the physical chemistry sequence (CHEM 40121, 40123, 40131 and 40133) along with calculus II and physics I and II provided these courses have not already been completed. Biochemistry majors are required to take only the first half of physical chemistry (CHEM 40121 and 40123). Biochemistry majors have the option of taking the 8-hour biochemistry course sequence (CHEM 50133, 50143 and 50502) in the junior or the senior year. This degree also requires an additional advanced biology elective course that should be taken in the junior year. Both chemistry and biochemistry majors should consult their advisors before embarking on the junior year since there is considerable flexibility in the scheduling of courses in these majors. The research component must be planned carefully to allow ample time for completion of the research project.