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
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 1001Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry I: Career Possibilities1
CHEM 1211Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1213Principles of Chemistry I3
MATH 2014Calculus I MATH 2413, MATH 23134
BIOL 1111Principles of Biology I Laboratory BIOL 11061
BIOL 1113Principles of Biology I BIOL 1306, BIOL 14063
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 16
CHEM 1101Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry II: Current Applications1
CHEM 1221Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 1223Principles of Chemistry II3
MATH 2024Calculus II MATH 2314, MATH 24144
BIOL 1121Principles of Biology II Laboratory BIOL 11071
BIOL 1123Principles of Biology II BIOL 1307, BIOL 14073
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Second Year
CHEM 2211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I CHEM 21231
CHEM 2213Organic Chemistry I CHEM 2323, CHEM 24233
PHYS 2151General Physics Laboratory I PHYS 21251
PHYS 2153General Physics I PHYS 2325, PHYS 24253
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 2013 (GP)Survey of World Civilization to 1715 HIST 23213
 Semester Credit Hours 14
CHEM 3221Organic Chemistry Laboratory II CHEM 24251
CHEM 3223Organic Chemistry II CHEM 24253
PHYS 2161General Physics Laboratory II PHYS 21261
PHYS 2163General Physics II PHYS 2326, PHYS 24263
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
CHEM 3333Quantitative Chemical Analysis3
CHEM 3331Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory1
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
CHEM 3411Physical Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 3413Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 3632Biochemistry I Laboratory2
CHEM 3633Biochemistry I3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
CHEM 4513Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 4511Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory1
 Semester Credit Hours 16
CHEM 3421Physical Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 3423Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 3643Biochemistry II3
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Fourth Year
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research3
Creative Arts Core3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
CHEM 4314Instrumental Analysis4
 Semester Credit Hours 13
CHEM 4001Research Presentations in Chemistry and Biochemistry1
CHEM 4991Senior Thesis1
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Social & Behavioral Science Core 3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.