Chemistry-Preprofessional Major

The Chemistry-Preprofessional major combines the study of chemistry with the study of human and microbial biology to provide the student a foundation for continuing his or her education in an allied health field. This major is designed to provide curricular flexibility to students who are interested in studying chemistry while preparing to attend pharmacy, optometry, or dental school. Students enrolled in this degree program will work closely with their CHMP advisor to select elective courses that best meet their career objectives. In addition to meeting the general education requirements of the University and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chemistry-Preprofessional majors must successfully complete the following courses:

Dept Course Title Credit Hrs.
Chemistry 110/111 General Chemistry I with lab 4
  116/117 General Chemistry II with lab 5
  252/253 Organic Chemistry I with lab 5
  256/257 Organic Chemistry II with lab 4
  292 Chemical Informatics 1
  326 Analytical Chemistry with lab 4
  360/361 Biochemistry with lab 4
  380 Junior Seminar (2 semesters) 0
  470 Physical Chemistry I 3
  480 Senior Seminar 1
    Chemistry Electives* 7
Biology 151 From Molecules to Cells with lab 4
  200/203 Human A&P with lab 5
  406 Microbiology with lab 4
Math 111 Statistics 3
    Calculus (2 semesters) 7 or 8
Physics   Physics I & II with labs 8
    Total credits 72-74

Chemistry Electives (7 hrs required)

  • 332     Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry, 3 hrs
  • 420     Instrumental Analysis, 4 hrs
  • 422      Clinical Chemistry, 2 hrs
  • 436     Inorganic Chemistry, 3 hrs
  • 437     Inorganic Chemistry Lab, 1 hr
  • 452     Physical Organic Chemistry, 3 hrs
  • 454     Organic Spectroscopy, 3 hrs
  • 455     Organic Spectroscopy Lab, 1 hr
  • 465     Protein Structure & Function, 3 hrs
  • 466     Intermediary Metabolism, 3 hrs
  • 467      Advanced Biochemistry Lab, 1 hr
  • 471     Physical Chemistry Lab I, 1 hr
  • 476     Physical Chemistry II, 3 hrs

Biology Electives (3-4 hrs required)

  • 205     Pathophysiology, 3 hrs
  • 251     Ecology, Evol., & Biodiversity, 4 hrs
  • 310     Genetics, 3 hrs
  • 323     Comparative Anatomy, 4 hrs
  • 361     Microanatomy, 4 hrs
  • 382      Endocrinology, 3 hrs
  • 384      Neurobiology, 3-4 hrs
  • 468     Immunology of Host Defense, 3 or 4 hrs

Four Year Plan

A chemistry-preprofessional major might complete the required science courses according to the following schedule. Students need not exceed a full load (16 credits/semester) to graduate in four years. Note: Required general education courses would be distributed among the eight semesters.

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Freshman General Chemistry I with lab
Calculus I
General Chemistry II with lab
From Molecules to Cells with lab
Calculus II
Sophomore Organic Chemistry I with lab
Human A&P with lab
Physics I with lab
Organic Chemistry II with lab
Chemical Informatics
Physics II with lab
Statistics
Junior Biochemistry with lab
Microbiology
Junior Seminar
Analytical Chemistry with lab
Biology and Chemistry Electives
Junior Seminar
Senior Physical Chemistry I
Biology or Chemistry Electives
Biology and Chemistry Electives
Senior Seminar