Biology-Chemistry Major (B.S. Degree)
Department of Biology /Department of Chemistry

The biology-chemistry major is designed for preparation of pre-medical students as well as for those with career goals such as biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, molecular genetics, pharmacology, toxicology, and medicinal chemistry. It combines 25 credits from chemistry with 22-25 credits from biology, for a total program of 47-50 credits.

Major Course Requirements

Course Credits
Biology Courses
BIOL 1224 General Zoology 4
BIOL 3124 Genetics 4
BIOL 3193 Origins 3
BIOL 3263 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 4391 Molecular Biology Lab 1
Biology Electives
Choose from the following courses to total 10 credits 10
BIOL 1234 General Botany 3
BIOL 2124 Microbiology 3
OR any 3000 or 4000 level biology courses
Total Biology Course Credits 25
Chemistry Courses
CHEM 1124 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1224 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 3114 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 3125 Organic Chemistry II 5
CHEM 3133 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 4191 Chemistry Seminar 1
CHEM 3024 or
CHEM 4114
Analytical Chemistry I or
Physical Chemistry
Total Chemistry Course Credits 25
Total Biology-Chemisty Major Credits 50
Other courses strongly recommended:
PHYS 1114 General Physics I  
PHYS 1214 General Physics II  
PHYS 2114 General Physics for Scientists and Engineers I  
PHYS 2214 General Physics for Scientists and Engineers II  
MATH 2324 Calculus I  
Additional courses in biology and chemistry