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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry, BS (43-393) - Biochemistry Option (CH03) (120 Hours) [Also available as an accelerated program]

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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of core knowledge concerning the major concepts in the basic areas of the discipline (analytical, biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry).
  • Solve problems by identifying the essential parts of a problem, developing a strategy for solving the problem, and applying appropriate methodology to arrive at a solution.
  • Safely conduct chemistry experiments that utilize standard equipment, standard techniques and modern instruments, and correctly interpret results obtained from chemistry experiments.
  • Use computers in data acquisition and analysis, and as a tool to locate and retrieve scientific information about a chemical, chemical technique, or topic relating to chemistry.
  • Effectively communicate chemical concepts and experimental results through writing and oral communication skills.
  • Successfully pursue their career objectives in advanced education in professional and/or graduate schools, in a scientific career in government or industry, in a teaching career in the school systems, or in a related career following graduation.


Chemistry (43-393) - Biochemistry Option, BS (4 Year Guide) Begin Even Numbered Year  

Chemistry (43-393) - Biochemistry Option, BS (4 Year Guide) Begin Odd Numbered Year  

Major Requirements: 71 Semester Hours

General Education Requirements: 32 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for the full listing of requirements. The following general education courses are required by this major:

Free Electives: 17 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

+ Course requires a grade of C or better.

Accelerated Program Notes:

The Accelerated model for this program is designed for the Master of Arts in Teaching Science Education Area.

UCM students having completed at least 9 hours of chemistry courses with a GPA of at least 3.00 may consult with the coordinator of the BS/MAT accelerated program and complete a departmental application to declare the accelerated BS/MAT major. To be recommended to the graduate portion of the program, students must have a major GPA of 3.00 or above and an overall GPA of 2.75 in the undergraduate portion of the program. Prior to beginning the graduate portion of the program, students will need to apply to the UCM Graduate School for formal admittance to the accelerated program. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible for science teaching certification in Chemistry.

Accelerated student may be eligible to include the following courses as overlap between the undergraduate and graduate programs.  They would be taken at the Graduate level (5XXX):

EDFL 5105 Foundations of Teaching and Learning (EDFL 4105 )

STCH 5010 Exploring First Hand Science Lessons (STCH 4010 )

STCH 5020 Internship in Science Teaching and Learning (STCH 4020 )

STCH 5050 Science Teaching Methods (STCH 4050 )

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