Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (American Chemical Society Certification)

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Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120    
Major: 51 sch   

BIOCHEMISTRY.BS      CIP Code: 26.0202.00

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.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

CHEM 1001Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry I: Career Possibilities1
CHEM 1101Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry II: Current Applications1
CHEM 1213
CHEM 1211
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 1223
CHEM 1221
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 2213
CHEM 2211
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 3223
CHEM 3221
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 3413
CHEM 3411
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 3333
CHEM 3331
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 3423
CHEM 3421
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 3633
CHEM 3632
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 3643Biochemistry II3
CHEM 4001Research Presentations in Chemistry and Biochemistry1
CHEM 4314Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research3
CHEM 4513
CHEM 4511
Inorganic Chemistry
and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 4991Senior Thesis1
Total Semester Credit Hours51

Other Requirements

MATH 2014Calculus I (may be applied from core)4
MATH 2024Calculus II4
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 1123
BIOL 1121
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
PHYS 2153
PHYS 2151
General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory I (may be applied from core)
PHYS 2163
PHYS 2161
General Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory II (may be applied from core)
SCI 2103Introduction to Environmental Chemistry: Global Perspectives (GP)3
Total Semester Credit Hours27

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 1001Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry I: Career Possibilities 1
CHEM 1211Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 1213Principles of Chemistry I 3
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 Applications 1
CHEM 1221Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 1223Principles of Chemistry II 3
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
SCI 2103 (GP)Introduction to Environmental Chemistry: Global Perspectives 3
 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 Analysis 3
CHEM 3331Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory 1
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
CHEM 3411Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 3413Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 3632Biochemistry I Laboratory 2
CHEM 3633Biochemistry I 3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
CHEM 4513Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 4511Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1
 Semester Credit Hours 16
CHEM 3421Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 3423Physical Chemistry II 3
CHEM 3643Biochemistry II 3
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research 3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 13
Fourth Year
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research 3
Creative Arts Core3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
CHEM 4314Instrumental Analysis 4
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
 Semester Credit Hours 16
CHEM 4001Research Presentations in Chemistry and Biochemistry 1
CHEM 4991Senior Thesis 1
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.