This program requires completion of forty-two to forty-four (42-44) credits in Chemistry, as follows:
Lower-division courses (20 credits):
- CHEM - 111 General Chemistry I
- CHEM - 112 General Chemistry Laboratory I
- CHEM - 113 General Chemistry II
- CHEM 114 General Chemistry Laboratory II
- CHEM - 230 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM - 232 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
- CHEM - 231 Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM - 260 Analytical Chemistry
Upper-division courses (22-24 credits):
- 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 OR BIOL - 310 Genetics
Required supporting courses (24 credits):
- 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
ACS certification requires these additional courses:
CHEM - 341 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM - 410 Integrated Lab
For students who have already taken General Chemistry I & II prior to June 2010, speak to your adviser about requirements.
intending to apply for medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy school
should contact USF's Pre-Professional Health Committee for
recommendations or additional courses: http://www.usfca.edu/Biology/Pre-Health_Information/.
Recommendations for Chemistry Majors
intending to pursue graduate work are strongly advised to obtain
research experience through CHEM 397. Students should consult with
faculty in the area of their interest.
chemistry students should have practical experience with a variety of
chemistry instruments and be able to interpret data obtained from them.
Regarded as basic are the apparatus associated with visible, UV, IR,
and NMR spectroscopy, and gas and liquid chromatography.