Chemistry B.S. with Biophysical 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. 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)3  
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)14  
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities Course3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)1  4
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
University/State Core Humanities or Fine Arts course (as needed)  3
University/State Core U.S. History Course  3
Year Total: 14 17
Second YearUnits
CHEM 3603 Organic Chemistry I
& CHEM 3601L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1,2
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034)14  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
University/State Core Social Science Course3  
CHEM 3613 Organic Chemistry II
& CHEM 3611L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1,2
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture)1  4
BIOL 2533 Cell Biology
& BIOL 2531L Cell Biology Laboratory
CHEM 2263 Analytical Chemistry Lecture1  3
Year Total: 15 15
Third YearUnits
CHEM 2261L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory11  
CHEM 3504 Physical Chemistry I1,24  
Advanced Level Elective16  
University/State Core Social Science Course3  
CHEM 3514 Physical Chemistry II
& CHEM 3512L Physical Chemistry Laboratory1,2
CHEM 4213 Instrumental Analysis
& CHEM 4211L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory1,2
University/State Core Social Science Course  3
General Elective  3
Year Total: 14 16
Fourth YearUnits
CHEM 5813 Biochemistry I1,2
or CHEM 4813H Honors Biochemistry I
BIOL 3000/4000 Level Elective1,23  
General Electives9  
CHEM 5843 Biochemistry II1,2
or CHEM 4843H Honors Biochemistry II
CHEM 4853 Biochemical Techniques1,2  3
General Electives   8
Year Total: 15 14
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement. See College Academic Regulations.


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.