B.S. Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry

This program requires completion of forty-two to forty-four (42-44) units in Chemistry, as follows:

l. Lower division courses (20 units):

Click here for the Typical Curriculum for Biochemistry Concentration.

  • CHEM - 111 General Chemistry I (3) + Chem 112 lab (1)
  • CHEM - 113 General Chemistry II (3) + Chem 114 lab (1)
  • CHEM - 230 Organic Chemistry I (3) lecture
  • CHEM - 232 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHEM - 231 Organic Chemistry II (4) lecture
  • CHEM - 260 Analytical Chemistry (4) (2 lectures + 2 labs/wk.)

II. Upper division courses (22-24 units):

  • CHEM - 340 Physical Chemistry I (4) lecture
  • CHEM - 350 Biochemistry I (4) lecture
  • CHEM - 351 Biochemistry II (4) lecture
  • CHEM - 352 Experimental Biochemistry (4)  lab
  • CHEM - 420 Inorganic Chemistry (4) (3 lectures + 2 labs/wk.)
  • BIOL - 310 Genetics (4)

III. Required supporting courses (24 units):

  • MATH - 109 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4)  lecture
  • MATH - 110 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4) lecture
  • PHYS - 110 General Physics I (4) lecture + lab
  • PHYS - 210 General Physics II (4) lecture + lab
  • BIOL - 105 General Biology I (4) lecture + lab
  • BIOL - 106 General Biology II (4) lecture + lab
 ACS certification requires these additional courses:
  • CHEM - 341 Physical Chemistry II (4) lecture
  • CHEM -  410 Integrated Lab (2-4) lecture + lab

For students who have already taken General Chemistry I & II prior to June 2010, click here to view requirements.

Students intending to apply for medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy school should contact Prof. Mary Jane Niles of USF's Pre-Professional Health Committee for recommendations or additional courses at niles@usfca.edu.