Curriculum Sample: Major with Biochemistry Track

Catalog - Degree Requirements

Freshmen Year

Fall units
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 112 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MATH 109 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
Rhetoric and Composition (RC) 4
BIOL 105 General Biology I 4
Total semester units 16
Spring units
CHEM 113 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
MATH 110 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
BIOL 106 General Biology II 4
Rhetoric and Composition (RC) 4
Total semester units 16

Sophomore Year

Fall units
CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
PHYS 110 General Physics I * 4
Electives or Core 8
Total semester units 16
Spring units
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1
CHEM 260 Analytical Chemistry 4
PHYS 210 General Physics II * 4
Electives or Core 4
Total semester units 17

Junior Year

Fall units
CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 350 Biochemistry I 4
Electives or Core 8
Total semester units 16
Spring units
CHEM 351 Biochemistry II 4
CHEM 352 Experimental Biochemistry 4
Electives or Core 8
Total semester units 16

Senior Year

Fall units
CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry I 4
BIOL 310 Genetics 3
BIOL 311 Genetics Laboratory 1
Electives or Core 8
Total semester units 16
Spring units
Electives or Core 16
Total semester units 16

* While the PHYS 110-210 sequence is recommended, in keeping with ACS guidelines, strong transfer or biology students switching majors may substitute PHYS 100-101.

For the ACS certified degree, add CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry II and CHEM 410 Integrated Lab (Junior or Senior Spring).