Pre-Medical Program with a Major in Chemistry

Two degree options: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Both options consist of a minimum of 124 credit hours and must include the college-wide requirements in general education.

Pre-Medical Chemistry Major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree (37 or more credit hours in chemistry)

First Year
CHEMISTRY 1 and 3/2 and 4 — General Chemistry
BIOLOGY 1 and 18 — Biological Sciences
MATHEMATICS 50 and 70 — Calculus I, II
FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
TOTAL

Second Year
CHEMISTRY 81 — Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHEMISTRY 107 and 109, 108 and 110 — Organic Chemistry
PHYSICS 1-2 or PHYSICS 11-12 — General Physics
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES and/or
GENERAL ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Third Year
CHEMISTRY 141 and 142 — Junior Seminar in Chemistry
CHEMISTRY 165 — Physical Chemistry
BIOCHEMISTRY or other ADVANCED CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE*
BIOLOGY 129 or 103 — Physiology or Microbiology and/or
GENERAL ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Fourth Year
CHEMISTRY 192 — Seminar in Chemistry
CHEMISTRY 199 — Research in Chemistry
ADVANCED CHEMISTRY ELECTIVES
BIOLOGY 103 or 129 — Microbiology or Physiology
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES and/or
GENERAL ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Credit Hours
8
8
8
3
3
30


4
8
8

12
32


1
4
4
5
18
32


1
3
4
5
9
19
32

*Advanced chemistry electives consist of at least eight credit hours of courses selected from the following: Chemistry 130-131, 155, 166, 180, 182 and 190. See the online course catalog for information on these courses.

Pre-Medical Chemistry Major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree

First Year
CHEMISTRY 1 and 3, 2 and 4 — General Chemistry
BIOLOGY 1 and 18 — Biological Sciences
MATHEMATICS 50 and 70 — Calculus I, II
FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
TOTAL

Second Year
CHEMISTRY 81 — Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHEMISTRY 107 and 108, 109 and 110 — Organic Chemistry 
PHYSICS 1-2 or 11-12 — General Physics
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
TOTAL

Third Year
CHEMISTRY 141 and 142 — Junior Seminar in Chemistry
CHEMISTRY 165 and 166 — Physical Chemistry
and Intermediate Physical Chemistry
BIOCHEMISTRY or other ADVANCED CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE*
BIOLOGY 129 — Physiology
BIOLOGY 103 — Microbiology OR
CHEMISTRY 182 — Advanced Analytical Chemistry
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
TOTAL

Fourth Year
CHEMISTRY 192 — Seminar in Chemistry 
CHEMISTRY 199 — Research in Chemistry 
CHEMISTRY 180 — Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEMISTRY 182 — Chemical Instrumentation and Methods of Analysis
OR BIOLOGY 103 — Microbiology
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES and/or
GENERAL ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Credit Hours
8
8
8
3
3
30


4
8
8
12
32


1
8

4
5

4 or 5
9
31-32


1
3
4

4 or 5

20
32-33

*Advanced chemistry electives consist of at least eight credit hours of courses selected from two of the following:

Chemistry 130-131 and 132-133
Chemistry 155
Chemistry 190

It is recommended that pre-medical students take Chemistry 130-131, Biochemistry. See the online course catalog for information on these courses.

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