Chemistry B.A. with Biochemistry Option

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program. The following eight-semester plan refers to additional B.A. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa) (or other mathematics course as advised for major)1,33-4  
Select one of the following:4  
CHEM 1203 Chemistry for Majors I (Fa)
& CHEM 1201L Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory (Fa)
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Elementary II World Language Course Numbered 10133  
University/State Core US History requirement3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505) (Sp, Su, Fa)1,3  4
Select one of the following:  4
CHEM 1223 Chemistry for Majors II (Sp)
& CHEM 1221L Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory (Sp)
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Intermediate I World Language Course Numbered 2003   3
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
Year Total: 17 17
Second YearUnits
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Select one of the following:4  
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
PHYS 2013 College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& PHYS 2011L College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab) (Su, Fa)1
Advanced Elective13  
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities requirement 3  
University/State Core Social Science requirement3  
CHEM 2263 Analytical Chemistry Lecture (Sp, Fa)
& CHEM 2261L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (Sp, Fa)1
Select one of the following:  4
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
PHYS 2033 College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture) (Sp, Su)
& PHYS 2031L College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab) (Su)1
Biology Elective  3
University/State Core Humanities or Fine Arts requirement (as needed)  3
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
Year Total: 17 17
Third YearUnits
CHEM 3703 Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors (Fa)
& CHEM 3702L Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors (Fa)1,2
Select one of the following:4  
CHEM 3453 Elements of Physical Chemistry (Fa)
& CHEM 3451L Elements of Physical Chemistry Laboratory (Fa)1,2
CHEM 3504 Physical Chemistry I (Fa)
Upper Level Biology Elective1,24  
General Electives3  
CHEM 3713 Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors (Sp)
& CHEM 3712L Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors (Sp)1,2
Select one of the following:  6
CHEM 3514 Physical Chemistry II (Sp)
& CHEM 3512L Physical Chemistry Laboratory (Sp)1,2
CHEM Electives 3000-4000 Level1,2
General Elective   3
Year Total: 16 14
Fourth YearUnits
CHEM 3813 Elements of Biochemistry (Sp, Su, Fa)1,2
or CHEM 4813H Honors Biochemistry I (Fa)
CHEM 4123 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (Fa)1,23  
General Electives6  
CHEM 4853 Biochemical Techniques (Sp)1,2  3
Select one of the following:  3
CHEM 4843H Honors Biochemistry II (Sp)1,2
CHEM Elective 3000-4000 Level1,2
General Electives  4
Year Total: 12 10
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement. See College Academic Regulations on page 131 of this chapter


Meets 24-hour rule (24 hours of 3000-4000 level courses in Fulbright College), in addition to meeting the 40-hour rule. See College Academic Regulations on page 131 of this chapter.


Depending on placement; MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus is another option. Student may also choose to take MATH 1284C Precalculus in Fall Semester Year 1 and MATH 2554 Calculus in Spring Semester Year 1. Another option is to complete MATH 1203 in Fall Semester 1 and MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus in Spring Semester Year 1.