Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (American Chemical Society Certification)

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.


78 semester credit hours.

The ACS plan, approved by the American Chemical Society, is the most comprehensive offered by the department. Students who complete this degree program will receive ACS professional certification. This program is recommended for those contemplating careers in the chemical industry or for those working toward advanced degrees in chemistry.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (ACS Certification) Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 1001Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry I: Career Possibilities1
CHEM 1211Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1213Principles of Chemistry I3
MATH 2014Calculus I4
BIOL 1111Principles of Biology I Laboratory1
BIOL 1113Principles of Biology I3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
Wellness CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 1101Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry II: Current Applications1
CHEM 1221Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 1223Principles of Chemistry II3
MATH 2024Calculus II4
BIOL 1121Principles of Biology II Laboratory1
BIOL 1123Principles of Biology II3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
CHEM 2211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 2213Organic Chemistry I3
PHYS 2151General Physics Laboratory I1
PHYS 2153General Physics I3
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 2013 (GP)Survey of World Civilization to 17153
 Semester Credit Hours14
CHEM 3221Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 3223Organic Chemistry II3
PHYS 2161General Physics Laboratory II1
PHYS 2163General Physics II3
CHEM 3334Quantitative Analysis4
ENG 1023Composition II3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
CHEM 3411Physical Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 3413Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 3632Biochemistry I Laboratory2
CHEM 3633Biochemistry I3
CHEM 4314 or 4514Instrumental Analysis4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 3421Physical Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 3423Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 3643Biochemistry II3
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
CHEM 4314 or 4514Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research3
Creative Arts Core3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
 Semester Credit Hours13
CHEM 4001Research Presentations in Chemistry and Biochemistry1
CHEM 4991Senior Thesis1
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Social & Behavioral Science Core 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.