B.S. in Biochem & M.S. in Chem (Pharma. Chem Conc)

The University offers a five-year program that allows qualified students to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and a Master of Science degree in chemistry with a pharmaceutical chemistry concentration.

1st Semester (16 credits)

BIOL1251/BIOL1253     General Biology I and Lab
CHEM1201     General Chemistry I
CHEM1203     General Chemistry Lab I
MATH1201     Calculus I
ENWR1101     Academic Writing
UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life

2nd semester (16 credits)

BIOL1252/BIOL1254     General Biology II & Lab
CHEM1202     General Chemistry II
CHEM1204     General Chemistry II Lab
MATH2202     Calculus II
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life

3rd Semester (15 credits)

CHEM2261     Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263     Organic Chemistry I Lab
PHYS2203     University Physics I
PHYS2201     General Physics Lab I
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives 
1Humanities Elective

4th Semester (15 credits)

CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry Lab II
PHYS2204     University Physics II
PHYS2202     General Physics Lab II
UNIV2002       Global Issues      
1Humanities Elective

5th Semester (14 credits)

CHEM3281     Biochemistry I
CHEM3241     Physical Chemistry I
CHEM3243     Physical Chemistry Lab I
2Social & Behavioral Elective
5Advanced Math Course

6th Semester (14 credits)

CHEM3242     Physical Chemistry II
CHEM3244     Physical Chemistry Lab II
BIOL6733     Enzymology
6Free Elective
3Speech/Prof Communication Elective

7th Semester (16 credits)

BIOL4405     4Ethics in Science
CHEM2211     Inorganic Chemistry I
CHEM3231/32     Analytical Chemistry & Lab
7Pharma Chemistry Requirement
7Graduate Elective

8th Semester (15 credits)
BIOL3210 / BIOL3211     Genetics & Lab
CHEM4233     Instrumental Analysis
CHEM4234     Instrumental Analysis Lab
CHEM4314     Inorganic Chemistry II
CHEM3314     Inorganic Chem Lab II
7Pharma Chemistry Requirement
9th Semester (12 credits)

7Pharmaceutical Chemistry Requirements (9 credits)
7Graduate Elective

10th Semester (12 credits)

7Pharmaceutical Chemistry Requirements 
7Pharmaceutical Chemistry Elective (6 credits)
7Graduate Elective


WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  ENWR1101 and 1102 will satisfy this requirement.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS:  MATH 1201 and 2202 will satisfy this requirement.

1HUMANITIES:  Take six credits of any course that has the prefix ENGL, HIST, HUMN, LANG, PHIL, or RELI, or the following ART courses:  ART1103, 1107, 1108, 1120, 1131, 1133, 1135, 1136, 1137, 2137, and 2238. Courses may be within the same discipline or different disciplines, but either way at least one course must be at the 2000 level or above.

2SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  Take three credits of coursework in COMM, CRIM, POLS, PSYC or SOCI.

3SPEECH/PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.

4ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.

ART AND CULTURE:  This requirement is waived as it will be satisfied by UNIV2002 Global Issues.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  This requirement will be satisfied by BIOL1251 and 1252.


5ADVANCED MATHEMATICS COURSE:  Select one course, three credits, from the following:    

MATH2203     Calculus III
MATH2337     Applied Statistics for Scientists

6 FREE ELECTIVE:  May be chosen from any courses offered at the University after consultation with an advisor. (Student may not take BIOL1101-1102).

7GRADUATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BS AND MS DEGREES:  Students should consult with their advisors for course selections and new course offerings.

Required Courses: (18 credits) from the following:

CHEM6673     Physical Organic Chemistry
CHEM6781     Biochemistry
CHEM6755     Medicinal Chemistry
CHEM7737     Analysis of Pharmaceuticals
CHEM6754     Drug Delivery Systems

One of the following:
COMM6002     Effective Presentations
COMM6005     Technical Writing
COMM6007     Writing Proposals
COMM6020     Health Communication

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Electives (6 credits): Any 5000 or higher level Marketing (MKTG), Management (MGMT), Pharmaceutical Chem (PHAR), Communication (COMM, CCOM), Math (MATH), Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), or Cosmetic                                     Science (COSC) course.

Graduate Major Electives (9 credits): Any 5000 or higher level CHEM, COSC or BIOL course

A minimum of 121 credits is required for the BS degree, and a minimum of an additional 24 graduate credits is required for the MS degree, for a total of 145 credits for the combined degree.