Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biochemistry with Biochemistry Option

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The biochemistry option is recommended for students planning to go directly into professional fields of biochemistry, for students planning to attend graduate school in biochemistry, molecular biology or pharmacology and for students planning to enter professional schools such as medicine, veterinary science or pharmacy.

For more information, contact a program advisor:

Eric Abbey, PhD: eabbey@ewu.edu
Yao Houndonougbo, PhD: yhoundonoug@ewu.edu
Wes Steiner, PhD: wsteiner@ewu.edu

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Chemistry/Biochemistry Major with Biochemistry Option, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Note: the following option will require more than 12 terms (or four years) to complete at an average of 15 credits per term.

Grade Requirements: due to the cumulative nature of chemistry courses, the department strongly recommends that students receive a grade ≥C in all prerequisite chemistry courses.

Required Courses
CHEM 171
171L
CHEM 172
CHEM 172L
CHEM 173
CHEM 173L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
15
CHEM 304QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS6
CHEM 351ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 352ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 353ORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 372ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I3
CHEM 421PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 422PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 431PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 480BIOCHEMISTRY5
CHEM 481INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM5
CHEM 482INTEGRATED TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS3
CHEM 483BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY 12
Choose one of the following three courses3-5
MODERN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Choose one or more of these courses2-3
PRE-MEDICAL, DENTAL, VETERINARY AND PHARMACY PREPARATION
PRE-MEDICAL, DENTAL, VETERINARY AND PHARMACY PREPARATION
ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY II
BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2
Choose one of the following three courses4
INTERNSHIP
SEMINAR
DIRECTED STUDY
Required Supporting Courses
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 173BIOLOGY III5
BIOL 310FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS5
MATH/HONS 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I1
Suggested–a computer programming course is strongly recommended. See your chemistry/biochemistry advisor.
Suggested supporting courses for Pre-Med/Pre-Dent/Pre-Vet students
BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION
MICROBIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY III
BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
Required Capstone
CHEM 491SENIOR THESIS4-6
or CHEM 490 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY OR SENIOR CAPSTONE
Total Credits122-127

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