Our mission is to prepare a wide range of students to understand the material world. Our students are prepared to serve as chemical professionals (including teachers), to undertake advanced formal and informal study in chemistry and other subjects where chemical insight is central to basic understanding, and to advance the knowledge, capabilities and public understanding of chemistry as an academic discipline with application to virtually every facet of modern life.
Students graduating from this program will have gained the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
2Biology and Chemistry electives must be at the 300 level or above. One exception is 810 214, which may be taken in the Spring semester of the Junior year. This option is only for students wishing to take Immunology or Virology, and must be approved by the student's academic advisor.
Notes on General Education Courses (Ged):
3Students may take WRT 206, 208, or 220
4Students may substitute PHY 170 and 180 for PHY 130 and 140
5Choose from SPK 208 or 230.
6PHI 470 fulfills the Interdisciplinary requirement.
Students must take three "W" courses; at least 3 credits must be in 300 or 400 level courses
7Students may, with the permission of their academic advisor and department Chair, substitute an approved internship in the biochemical or biomedical field for certain of the requirements given above (denoted by§). These 12 credit hours are replaced with a 12 credit hour internship.
8Students must take sufficient elective credits to attain 120 credits.