Department of Chemistry

Program in Chemistry (Preprofessional)

The objective of the Chemistry (Preprofessional) program is to prepare students for success in medical, dental, and related health professional schools.  The courses in the major and its required biology minor have been selected to give the graduates of this program the greatest chance of success in their chosen professional field.  Students following this course of study have the option of choosing an accelerated program if they seek early admission to professional school.  Courses taken in the first year of professional school substitute for courses ordinarily taken in the senior year. 

 

PROGRAM IN CHEMISTRY (PREPROFESSIONAL)

(For students in Premedical, Pre-dentistry, and Pre-optometry.)

(Pre-veterinary medicine students take this program with minor substitutions.)

 

FRESHMAN YEAR

Semester Hours

 

 

 

1st

2nd

 

 

 

 

Semester

Semester

 

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L-
CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L

4

4

General Chemistry I-II

Communication Studies

 

3

Essential Core

ENGL 1000/1010-1020

3

3

English Composition

Foreign Language

3

3

Fundamental Core

FRSM 1000-1100

1

1

Freshman Seminar

MATH 1030-1070

4

4

Pre-Calculus/Intro. Calculus

 

15

18

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L-
CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L

4

4

Organic Chemistry I-II

BIOL 1230/1230L-
BIOL 1240/1240L

4

4

General Biology I-II

African American and Diaspora Studies

 

3

Essential Core

PHYS 2010/2010L-2020/2020L

4

4

General Physics

Theology

3

3

Essential Core

 

15

18

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

CHEM 3210/3210L

4

 

Quantitative Analysis

CHEM 3010

 

CHEM 3030L

 

3

 

1

Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences

Physical Chemistry I Lab

CHEM 3130/3130L

CHEM 4140

4

 

 

3

Introduction to Biochemistry

Metabolism

BIOL Elective2

 

4

Biology

ENGL 2010

3

 

Intro. to World Literature

History

3

 

Essential Core

Philosophy

 

3

Essential Core

Physical Education (activity course)

 

1

Essential Core

Social Science

3

 

Essential Core

 

17

15

 

 

SENIOR YEAR

 

Advanced CHEM elective

 

3

Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capstone Course1

 

2-3

Chemistry

CHEM 4999

0

0

Senior Comprehensives

BIOL Electives2

3

3

Biology

BIOL Electives2

4

 

 

Expansive Core

3

3

Expansive Core

Fine Arts

 

3

Essential Core

Philosophy4

3

 

 

 

13

14-15

Essential Core

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1 Capstone course can be selected from the following: CHEM 4320L (Molecular Structure and Organic Synthesis Lab, 2), CHEM 4310L (Synthesis Lab, 2), CHEM 4080/4083 sequence (Undergraduate Research, 0/3, requires permission of the Department Head), and CHEM 4150L (Genomics and Proteomics Lab, 2).

 

2    The choice of biology electives must conform to the following two guidelines:

  1. Total biology hours must be at least 22, including General Biology I-II.
  2. All four advanced biology electives must come from groups A and B below. At least one course must be taken from each of the two groups.

Group A: BIOL 3350/3350L (Anatomy and Physiology); BIOL 3162/3162L (Embryology), BIOL 4111/4111L (Histology); BIOL 4091/4091L (Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy).

 

Group B: BIOL 2010/2010L (Microbiology), BIOL 3070/3070L (Immunology), BIOL 3091/3091L (Cell Biology), BIOL 3110/3110L (Genetics), BIOL 4240 (Microbial Physiology) BIOL 4250/4250L (Molecular Genetics).

 

3    MATH 1020 (STAT 2010) is recommended as an elective for students planning a career in the health professions.

 

4    PHIL 2400 is recommended for students planning a career in the health professions.

Department of Chemistry

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