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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Chemistry Degree Plan

(120 semester hours)

Academic Major Specialization with Biochemistry Emphasis
Courses Hours

Chemistry 1311/1111, 1312/1112

8

Chemistry 3301, 3421, 3451, 3452, 3461, 3462, 4191, 4233, 4301, 4331, 4332, 4421

39
Biology (Biochemistry Emphasis) Minor
Courses Hours

Biology 1306/1106, 1307/1107, 3301, 3403

15

Biology (advanced)

3
Major Support Courses
Courses Hours

English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2329, 2331, 2341

3

General Studies 1181

1

Mathematics 2413*, 2414

8

Physics 2325/2125, 2326/2126

8
Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Electives
Courses Hours

Electives

8

*Students may be required to take Mathematics 2312 before enrollment in Mathematics 2413. If so, this will reduce the number of elective hours.

Graduation Requirement for the Chemistry Major

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry are required to complete a Major Field Test (MFT) in Chemistry in order to be eligible for graduation. The Division of Extended Studies administers the MFT by appointment throughout the year. A student is eligible to take the MFT upon completion of all required chemistry credits or during the semester immediately prior to graduation. The exam score will be part of the student’s record.

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Students (Students planning to apply to medical or dental school) 

A student interested in applying for admission to medical or dental school may major in any undergraduate discipline. Health professional school admission committees do not have a preference about an undergraduate major field or degree, so the student should select a major and degree plan consistent with career interests should medical or dental school degree plans not materialize. Selecting such a major, rather than a major in “Pre-Medicine” or “Pre-Dentistry”, will provide the student with all course requirements for health professions school with an optional or alternative career choice as well.

Many health professions students major in Chemistry but majors in all fields are given equal consideration for admission to medical and dental schools. Students may pursue career options of medical technology in nursing by following the nursing degree program. However, the student must contact the Chairperson of the Health Professions Advisory Committee as soon as possible to discuss major field selection, and the student must work closely with this advisor to develop an academic program which will satisfy the requirements of both the major field and the professional schools to which the student wants to apply. Information concerning majors and admission requirements of health professions schools is available from this advisor, and regular student conferences with this advisor are essential.

Pre-Pharmacy

Angelo State University offers courses which satisfy requirements for the first two years of most five- or six-year professional pharmacy programs as outlined by the various schools of pharmacy. However, the requirements of the different schools of pharmacy vary so widely that it is imperative that requirements of the school to which the student will seek admission be followed closely. To that purpose, the student should seek counsel from the Pre-Pharmacy Advisor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry before enrollment.