Chemistry Major ACS Certified in Biochemistry


Students who complete a Chemistry major are granted a Bachelor of Science degree unless they request a Bachelor of Arts degree.

For American Chemical Society Biochemistry certification, Biochemistry and Advanced Biochemistry are the requirements beyond the core. In addition, four hours are chosen from Genetics, Cell & Developmental Biology, Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry Research.

Core Requirements

  • General Chemistry II or Honors General Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry I or II
  • Physical Chemistry I and II
  • Methods in Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical Literature, Literacy and Laboratory Practice
  • Capstone Course: Chemistry in Context

Requirements Beyond the Core

  • Biochemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry


  • Advanced Inorganic
  • Synthesis and Analysis
  • Genetics
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Advanced Topics in Chemistry
  • Biochemistry Research

Safety is an integral part of education in chemistry and is emphasized in all laboratories. Students are expected to know and follow all safety precautions at all times.

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