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Chemistry-Biochemistry Major

Chemistry-Biochemistry Major

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DEGREE PROGRAM CHECK SHEET

Complete all Institutional Graduation Requirements (Including University Writing Requirement, Diversity Requirement, General Education Requirement, etc.) as provided at http://www.eou.edu/registrar.

Program Requirements: Chemistry-Biochemistry is a minimum 102-111 graded credit hour degree. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the major, but a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the major.


REQUIRED CORE COURSES: 48 credits

Complete 48 credit hours from the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
CHEM 204 General Chemistry [SMI]5MATH 111
CHEM 204L General Chemistry Lab0Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 204
CHEM 205 General Chemistry [SMI]5CHEM 204
CHEM 205L General Chemistry Lab0Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 205
CHEM 206 General Chemistry [SMI]5CHEM 205
CHEM 206L General Chemistry Lab0Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 206
CHEM 285Chemical Safety1
CHEM 320Analytical Chemistry [UWR]3CHEM 206
CHEM 321Analytical Chemistry Lab2
CHEM 334Organic Chemistry I4CHEM 205
CHEM 338Organic Chemistry Lab I1CHEM 334
CHEM 335Organic Chemistry II4CHEM 334
CHEM 339Organic Chemistry Lab II1CHEM 335, CHEM 338
CHEM 336Organic Chemistry III4CHEM 335
CHEM 340Physical Chemistry4CHEM 206, MATH 251 or 252, PHYS 201, 202
CHEM 401Research (Capstone)1
CHEM 407Seminar (Capstone) [UWR]1
CHEM 407Seminar (Capstone) [UWR]1
CHEM 407Seminar (Capstone) [UWR]1
CHEM 421Instrumental Analysis3CHEM 320
CHEM 422Instrumental Analysis Lab2CHEM 421

MATHEMATICS & PHYSICS REQUIRED COURSES: 20 credits
Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
MATH 251Calculus I [SMI]4MATH 112
MATH 252 Calculus II [SMI]4MATH 251
PHYS 201General Physics [SMI]4MATH 111, 112
PHYS 201LPhysics Lab0Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 201
PHYS 202General Physics [SMI]4MATH 111, 112, PHYS 201
PHYS 202LPhysics Lab0Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 202
PHYS 203General Physics [SMI]4MATH 111, 112, PHYS 202
PHYS 203LPhysics Lab0Must be taken concurrently with PHYS 203

CHEMISTRY PATHWAY REQUIRED COURSES: 34-36 credits
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
CHEM 360Environmental Chemistry4CHEM 206
CHEM 361 Environmental Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 411Inorganic Chemistry4CHEM 206
CHEM 437Organic Spectroscopy2CHEM 336, 339
CS 161Foundations of Computer Science I4
MATH 253Calculus III [SMI]4MATH 252

Choose FOUR courses from the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
CHEM 450Structural Biochemistry4CHEM 336
CHEM 451Metabolic Biochemistry4CHEM 450
MATH 321Differential Equations4MATH 252
MATH 341Linear Algebra4MATH 252
MATH 358Numerical Analysis3
STAT 327Statistics & Experimental Design [SMI]4MATH 111, 112, PHYS 202
STAT 352Statistics4MATH 111, and STAT 243 or STAT 327

BIOCHEMISTRY PATHWAY REQUIRED COURSES: 40-43 credits
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
BIOL 211 Principles of Biology [SMI]4MATH 111
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Lab1
BIOL 212Principles of Biology [SMI]4BIOL 211, CHEM 204
BIOL 212LPrinciples of Biology Lab1BIOL 211, CHEM 204
BIOL 213Principles of Biology [SMI]4BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 204, 205
BIOL 213LPrinciples of Biology Lab1BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 204, 205
BIOL 341Genetics4BIOL 211, 212, 213 or BIOL 231, 232, 233
BIOL 341LGenetics Lab0Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 341
BIOL 342Genetics4BIOL 211-213 or BIOL 231-233, 341, CHEM 334
BIOL 342LGenetics Lab0Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 342
BIOL 431Cell Structure and Function5BIOL 211-213 or BIOL 231-233, CHEM 334
CHEM 450Structural Biochemistry4CHEM 336
CHEM 451Metabolic Biochemistry4CHEM 450
CHEM 454Biochemistry Lab2CHEM 336

Choose ONE course from the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
BIOL 323General Microbiology5BIOL 211, 212, 213 or BIOL 231, 232, 233
BIOL 323LGeneral Microbiology Lab0Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 323
BIOL 345Molecular Biology3BIOL 211-213 or BIOL 231-233, 342
BIOL 432Animal Physiology [UWR]5BIOL 431
BIOL 432LAnimal Physiology Lab0Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 432
BIOL 433Plant Physiology5BIOL 211-213 or 231-233 or BIOL 101/BOT 202
BIOL 433LPlant Physiology Lab0Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 433
CHEM 411Inorganic Chemistry4CHEM 206
CHEM 437Organic Spectroscopy2CHEM 336, CHEM 339

Total credits required for major: Chemistry Pathway = 102-104 // BioChemistry Pathway = 108-111


Pre-Health Professions:

These courses are NOT required for the Chemistry-Biochemistry Degree but should be taken to prepare students on their pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, or pre-medical tracks for their entrance requirements.

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
SOC 204General Sociology [SSC]5
SOC 205General Sociology: Problems [SSC]5
PSY 201General Psychology [SSC]4
PSY 202General Psychology [SSC]4PSY 201
ANTH 203Cultural Anthropology [SSC]5
BIOL 231Human Anatomy & Physiology4MATH 070
BIOL 231LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 231
BIOL 232Human Anatomy & Physiology4BIOL 231
BIOL 232LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 232
BIOL 233Human Anatomy & Physiology4BIOL 232
BIOL 233LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken concurrently with BIOL 233
BIOL 317Vertebrate Structure5BIOL 211, 212, 213 or BIOL 231, 232, 233
BIOL 445Immunology3BIOL 211-213 or BIOL 231-233, CHEM 334
BIOL 462Cellular Neurobiology3BIOL 431
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Last update September 2015