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Biochemistry Concentration

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
  • 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.

Students 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

Students 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.

All 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.