University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    May 23, 2019  
University Catalog 2018-2019

Chemistry (Pre-Professional), B.S.


For a list of courses that satisfy core curriculum requirements, click here:  The Core Curriculum .

The objective of the Chemistry Pre-professional Program is to prepare students for success in medical, dental, and podiatry professional schools. Students interested in veterinary, optometry, and other health professions may take this program with minor substitutions/additions.  The courses in the major and its required biology minor have been selected to give the graduates of this program the greatest chance of success in their chosen professional field.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Semester Hours: 14


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 14-15


1 SOCI 1010  and PSYC 1010  are recommended for students planning a career in the health professions.

2 MATH 1020  (STAT 2010 ) and PHIL 2400  are recommended for students planning a career in the health professions.

3 The choice of Biology electives must conform to the following two guidelines:

  1. Total biology hours must be at least 22, including General Biology I-II.
  2. All four advanced biology electives must come from groups A and B below. At least one course must be taken from each of the two groups.

Group A: BIOL 3350 - Anatomy and Physiology  and BIOL 3350L - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory BIOL 3351 Anatomy and Physiology II  and BIOL 3351L Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory ; BIOL 3162 - Developmental Biology  and BIOL 3162L - Developmental Biology Laboratory , BIOL 4111 - Histology  and BIOL 4111L - Histology Laboratory ; BIOL 4091 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy /BIOL 4091L - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory .

Group B: BIOL 2010 - General Microbiology  and BIOL 2010L - General Microbiology Laboratory , BIOL 3070 - Immunology  and BIOL 3070L - Immunology Laboratory , BIOL 3091 - Cell Biology  and BIOL 3091L - Cell Biology Laboratory , BIOL 3110 - Genetics  and BIOL 3110L - Genetics Laboratory , BIOL 4240 Microbial Physiology , BIOL 4250 - Molecular Genetics  and BIOL 4250L - Molecular Genetics Laboratory .

4 Capstone course can be selected from the following: CHEM 4320L - Molecular Structure and Organic Synthesis Laboratory , CHEM 4310L - Synthesis Laboratory , CHEM 4080 - Introduction to Research  and CHEM 4083 - Undergraduate Research  sequence (Undergraduate Research, 0/3, requires permission of the Department Head), and CHEM 4150L - Genomics and Proteomics Laboratory .

Summary: Program In Chemistry (Pre-Professional)


Foundations: 13


Explorations: 21


  • African American Heritage and Legacies (3)
  • Creative Expression and Engagement (3)
  • The Examined Life (3)
  • Faith and Society (3)
  • Human Behavior (3)
  • The Human Past (3)
  • Scientific Reasoning (3 of 4, CHEM 1010 /CHEM 1010D  and CHEM 1011L )

Free Electives: 12


Total Hours: 120-121