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Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Arts degree allows students the most freedom in choosing electives. It is an excellent program for pre-medical or pre-teaching students. Also, it can be effectively combined with a pre-law or business curriculum to provide excellent preparation for law or business careers in the technology sector. Students interested in a teaching career should contact the Liberal Studies/Pre-teaching Program.

Requirements

Math 11, 12, 13
Physics 31, 32, 33 or PHYS 11, 12, 13
Lower-Division Chemistry Core: 11, 12, 13, 15, 31, 32, 33
Upper-Division Chemistry Core: 101 OR 102, 111, 141, 150 or 151 or 152

Chemistry Seminar: 115 (4 quarters)
Two additional upper division chemistry electives
Upper-division lab requirement:  30 hours, which can be satisfied by CHEM 102, 143, 154, or 182 (1 unit).

* Chem 182 does not count as an elective.  Chem 183 and 184 do count.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

All of the B.S. degree programs make it possible to use the first quarter of the senior year to study abroad.

Requirements

Math 11, 12, 13 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II, III

Physics 31, 32, 33 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, II, III
or 11, 12, 13 - General Physics I, II, III

Lower-Division Chemistry Core:
  11, 12, 13 - General Chemistry I, II, III

  15 - Introduction to Research
  31, 32, 33 - Organic Chemistry I, II, III

Upper-Division Chemistry Core:

  102 - Inorganic Chemistry
  111 - Instrumental Analysis
  115 - Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar - must take 4 times
  141 - Biochemistry I

  151 - Spectroscopy
  152 - Chemical Thermodynamics
  154 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Three Upper-Division Chemistry Electives
  Choose from 101, 130, 131, 142, 143, 150, 183, 184, 190

 

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, ACS Certified

The American Chemical Society certifies Bachelor's degree programs that meet stringent requirements for lecture and laboratory content. This certification is widely recognized in graduate schools and industry. All of the B.S. degree programs make it possible to use the first quarter of the senior year to study abroad.

Requirements

Math 11, 12, 13 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II, III

Physics 31, 32, 33 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, II, III

Lower-Division Chemistry Core:
   11, 12, 13 - General Chemistry I, II, III
   15 - Introduction to Research
   31, 32, 33 - Organic Chemistry I, II, III

Upper-Division Chemistry Courses:
   102 - Inorganic Chemistry
   111 - Instrumental Analysis
   115 - Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar - must take 4 times
   141 - Biochemistry I
   150 - Biophysical Chemistry
   151 - Spectroscopy
   152 - Chemical Thermodynamics 
   154 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory
   183 - Senior Research Experience
   184 - Capstone Research Experience

Two Upper-Division Chemistry Electives
   Choose from 101, 130, 131, 142, 190

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

For students especially interested in biochemistry, a modified set of requirements leads to the B.S. degree. All of the B.S. degree programs make it possible to use the first quarter of the senior year to study abroad.  Note that Chem 141 and 143 can be used in partial satisfaction of the requirements for a biotechnology minor.

Requirements

Biology Courses
  1A - Transformations of Energy and Matter L&L
  1B - Biological Information and Evolution L&L
  1C - Biological Systems L&L
  175 - Molecular Biology

Math 11, 12, 13 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II, III

Physics 31, 32, 33 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, II, III
or 11, 12, 13 - General Physics I, II, III

Lower-Division Chemistry Core:
  11, 12, 13 - General Chemistry I, II, III
  15 - Introduction to Research
  31, 32, 33 - Organic Chemistry I, II, III

Upper-Division Chemistry Courses:
  101 - Bioinorganic Chemistry
  111 - Instrumental Analysis
  115 - Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar - must take 4 times
  141 - Biochemistry I
  142 - Biochemistry II
  143 - Biochemical Techniques
  150 - Biophysical Chemistry
  151 - Spectroscopy or 152 - Chemical Thermodynamics

Two Upper-Division Chemistry Electives
  Choose from  102, 130, 131, 151 or 152, 183, 184, 190  
Biology 110, 113, 174, or 176 may be taken in lieu of one upper division chem elective

 

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, ACS Certified

The American Chemical Society certifies Bachelor's degree programs that meet stringent requirements for lecture and laboratory content. This certification is widely recognized in graduate schools and industry. For students especially interested in biochemistry, a modified set of requirements has been approved by the ACS. All of the B.S. degree programs make it possible to use the first quarter of the senior year to study abroad. Note that Chem 141 and 143 can be used in partial satisfaction of the requirements for a biotechnology minor.

Requirements

Biology
 1A - Transformations of Energy and Matter L&L
 1B - Biological Information and Evolution L&L
 1C - Biological Systems L&L
 175 - Molecular Biology

Math 11, 12, 13 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II, III

Physics 31, 32, 33 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, II, III

Lower-Division Chemistry Core:
 11, 12, 13 - General Chemistry I, II, III
 15 - Introduction to Research
 31, 32, 33 - Organic Chemistry I, II, III

Upper-Division Chemistry Courses:
 101 - Bioinorganic Chemistry
 111 - Instrumental Analysis
 115 - Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar - must take 4 times
 141 - Biochemistry I
 142 - Biochemistry II
 143 - Biochemical Techniques
 150 - Biophysical Chemistry
 151 - Spectroscopy or 152 - Chemical Thermodynamics
 154 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory
 
Two Upper-Division Chemistry Electives

BIOL 110, 113, 174, or 176 may be taken to satisfy one of these two electives.

Senior Research:  Chem 183, Chem 184