Chemistry BA, Biochemistry Emphasis
General Education Requirements
Students must satisfy the university and college general education requirements. Courses in chemistry may be used to meet the university’s science and mathematics area requirement. The college’s foreign language requirement fulfills the departmental requirements for B.A. candidates. B.S. degree candidates are not required to take a foreign language: however, the American Chemical Society (ACS) states that the study of a foreign language is recommended, especially for students planning to pursue graduate studies in chemistry.
Chemistry majors may not take required chemistry, mathematics, or physics courses on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Declaring the Chemistry Major
Students seeking to major in chemistry are first designated as ‘pre-chemistry majors’ until they have completed both CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1121 or equivalent courses. Upon successful completion of CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1121 with grades of C or better, students will be allowed to declare chemistry as their major. Each of these courses must be completed successfully within two attempts.
Related Area Requirements
Candidates must complete:
|MATH 1100||Basic Calculus||3-5|
|or MATH 1800||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I|
|PHYSICS 1011||Basic Physics I||3|
|PHYSICS 1011L||Basic Physics I Laboratory||1|
|PHYSICS 1012||Basic Physics II||3|
|PHYSICS 1012L||Basic Physics II Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 1000||Chemistry: The Central Science||1|
|CHEM 1111||Introductory Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)||5|
|CHEM 1121||Introductory Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 2223||Quantitative Analysis in Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 2612||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2622||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 2633||Organic Chemistry Laboratory||2|
|CHEM 3022||Introduction to Chemical Literature||1|
|CHEM 3302||Physical Chemistry for The Life Sciences||3|
|CHEM 3412||Basic Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 3643||Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory||2|
|CHEM 4722||Advanced Biochemistry||3|
|CHEM 4733||Biochemistry Laboratory||2|
|CHEM 4897||Seminar in Chemistry||2|
No more than 45 hours in chemistry may be applied toward the degree. Each chemistry major must present a seminar and pass a comprehensive examination during the senior year.
At least 12 credits of chemistry at the 3000 level or higher must be completed at UMSL.