B.S. Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry

(Requirements for students who have completed General Chemistry I and II prior to June 2010.)

This program requires completion of forty-five (45) units in Chemistry, as follows:

Lower-division courses (23 units):

  • CHEM - 111 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM - 113 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM - 230 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM - 232 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM - 231 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM - 260 Analytical Chemistry

Upper-division courses (22 units):

  • CHEM - 340 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM - 350 Biochemistry I
  • CHEM - 351 Biochemistry II
  • CHEM - 352 Experimental Biochemistry
  • CHEM - 420 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM - 450 Biochemical Genetics

Required supporting courses (24 units):

  • MATH - 109 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH - 110 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • PHYS - 110 General Physics I
  • PHYS - 210 General Physics II
  • BIOL - 105 General Biology I
  • BIOL - 106 General Biology II

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. More information is available at www.usfca.edu/pphc.

ACS certification of B.S. Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry requires these additional courses:

  • CHEM - 341 Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM - 410 Integrated Lab