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Biochemistry, ACS Certified (B.S.)

This program would serve primarily students who plan to either become professional biochemists or pursue other careers that would require a strong background in biochemistry. Those who complete this program may either directly enter the work force in chemical, pharmaceutical, and related industries, or pursue graduate or professional studies. The graduate programs that are most commonly selected include biochemistry, chemistry, biochemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, forensic sciences, environmental sciences and toxicology. The professional fields of study include health sciences such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, or other related areas. Students completing this program will receive a certificate from the American Chemical Society.

Student Learning Goals

Upon completion of the requisite courses for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degrees, the students will have:

  1. applied knowledge in the fundamental areas of chemistry,
  2. applied laboratory knowledge and hands-on skills,
  3. written legible and complete experimental records,
  4. communicated chemical information in both written and oral forms, &
  5. produced research under a chemistry faculty's supervision.

In addition to the General Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees at IU Southeast, the candidate for the BS in Chemistry - Biochemistry, ACS Certified Track must complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher in each core course:

  • Technical Writing - one course (ENG-W234), can count as GE Written Communications II
  • Calculus - three courses (MATH-M215, M216, & M311), can count as GE Quantitative Reasoning
  • Physics - two courses w/labs (PHYS-P221 & P222), can count as GE Natural Science
  • Introductory Biology - two courses w/labs (BIOL-L101 & L102)
  • Molecular Biology - one course (BIOL-L211)
  • General Chemistry - two courses w/labs (CHEM-C105/C125 & CHEM-C106/C126)
  • Organic Chemistry - two courses w/labs (CHEM-C341/C343 & CHEM-C342/C344)
  • Analytic Chemistry - three courses (CHEM-C315, C317, & C318)
  • Physical Chemistry - three courses (CHEM-C361, C362, & C364)
  • Inorganic Chemistry - one course (CHEM-C430)
  • Biochemistry - three courses (CHEM-C484, C485, & C486)
  • Chemistry Seminar - one course (CHEM-C301 or C302)
  • Chemical Research - one course (CHEM-C409)
  • Science Electives (minimum of 9 cr. hrs. of science electives from list below)

List of Science Electives

  • Allied Health (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Anatomy (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Astronomy (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Biology (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Chemistry (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Computer Science (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Physical Geography (100-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Geology (100-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Mathematics (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Microbiology (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Physiology (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Physics (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Plant Sciences (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Zoology (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Spanish (S100 & S150)
  • French (F100 & F150)
  • German (G100 & G150)
  • Japanese (J101 & J201)
    • Students who take MATH-M303, M313, or M360 in addition to the above requirements qualify to receive a Minor in Mathematics.
    • Students who take PHYS-P301/P309 & PHYS-P310 (or another 300-level Physics course) in addition to the above requirements qualify to receive a Minor in Physics.

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