B.S. in Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry (CE.BY.BS)

Major Requirements/Chemistry (24 credits) 1, 2
CE-111General Chemistry I3
CE-111LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I1
CE-112General Chemistry II3
CE-112LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II1
CE-241Organic Chemistry I3
CE-241LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CE-242Organic Chemistry II3
CE-242LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory II2
CE-311Chemical Literature1
CE-342Physical Chemistry II3
CE-342LPhysical Chemistry II Laboratory1
(Chemistry courses satisfy Natural Science (NS) in General Education
(Satifies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
Concentration Requirements/Biochemistry (18 credits)
CE-331Biochemistry I3
CE-331LBiochemistry I Laboratory1
CE-332Biochemistry II3
CE-225Bioanalytical Chemistry3
CE-225LBioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory2
Select 2 of the following:6
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Co-requisite Lab CE-401L)
Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Research in Chemistry
Statistics with Applications
Interdisciplinary Requirements (25 credits)
BY-110Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology4
MA-125Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MA-126Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
(MA-125 or MA-126 satisfy Mathematics in General Education)
PH-211General Physics with Calculus I4
PH-211LGeneral Physics with Calculus Laboratory I1
PH-212General Physics with Calculus II4
PH-212LGeneral Physics with Calculus Laboratory II1
Select 1 of the following courses:3
Introduction to Genetics
General Microbiology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Free Electives (20 credits) 3
Select up to 20 credits of free electives 320
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 4
Complete 33 credits as outlined on the General Education table 433
Total Credits120

By appropriate choice of required and free electives, students in this Concentration can meet the requirements for American Chemical Society Certification. It would be necessary to take CE-401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.)and CE-401L Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr.) and two (2) courses from the following list:

CE-322 Analytical Chemistry II Instrumental Analysis (3 cr.);

CE-325 NMR Spectroscopy (3 cr.);

CE-341 Physical Chemistry I (3 cr.);

CE-405 Methods of Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.);

CE-452 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 cr.);

CE-475 Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling (3 cr.);

CS-486 Medicinal Chemistry;

and an additional four (4) credits of laboratory courses, which may include CE-350 Research in Chemistry (1-4 cr.). This should be discussed with your advisor or the department chair.


Students who major in this concentration cannot also major in the Advanced Chemistry Concentration.


Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.

B.S. in Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry
Sequence Chart

First Year
CE-111 General Chemistry I3CE-112 General Chemistry II3
CE-111L General Chemistry Laboratory I1CE-112L General Chemistry Laboratory II1
IT-102 Information Technology for Scientists3MA-126 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
MA-125 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4BY-110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology4
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
Semester Credits14Semester Credits15
Second Year
CE-241 Organic Chemistry I3CE-242 Organic Chemistry II3
CE-241L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2CE-242L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
PH-211 General Physics with Calculus I4CE-225 Bioanalytical Chemistry3
PH-211L General Physics with Calculus Laboratory I1CE-225L Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory2
PH-212 General Physics with Calculus II4
Gen*Ed Social Science3PH-212L General Physics with Calculus Laboratory II1
Gen*Ed Historical Persp or Social Science3
Semester Credits16Semester Credits15
Third Year
CE-331 Biochemistry I3CE-342 Physical Chemistry II3
CE-331L Biochemistry I Laboratory1CE-342L Physical Chemistry II Laboratory1
Chemistry Elective (See Curriculum Chart)4CE-332 Biochemistry II3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives3Gen*Ed Literature3
Gen*Ed Aesthetics3CE-410 Seminar1
CE-311 Chemical Literature1Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity or Global Understanding3
 Free Electives3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits17
Fourth Year
Biology Elective (See Curriculum Chart)3Chemistry Elective (See Curriculum Chart)3
Gen*Ed World Language3Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives3
Free Electives9Free Electives7
Semester Credits15Semester Credits13
Total Credits 120