Curriculum Guides


Chemistry (3150)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Chemistry - Biochemistry (315002BS)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Students will understand chemical concepts and be able to solve chemical problems in core areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical.
Students will be proficient in laboratory skills, able to produce and interpret results of experiments.
Students will maintain accurate chemical records and be proficient in presenting experimental results in writing.
Students will achieve research experience through direct interaction with faculty.
Students will achieve level of competency in chemistry to succeed in graduate school or industry.

Year 1

3150:152 Principles of Chemistry I Lab1
3300:111 English Composition I3
3450:149 Precalculus Mathematics4
3100:111 Principles of Biology I4
3150:151 Principles of Chemistry I3
Min Credit Total 15
3300:112 English Composition II3
3450:221 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I4
3100:112 Principles of Biology II4
3150:153 Principles of Chemistry II3
3150:154 Qualitative Analysis2
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

3100:211 General Genetics3
3100:212 Genetics Lab1
3150:263 Organic Chemistry Lecture I3
3150:265 Organic Chemistry Lab I2
3450:222 Analytic Geometry-Calculus II4
3650:261 Physics for Life Sciences I4
Min Credit Total 17
3150:264 Organic Chem Lecture II3
3150:266 Organic Chemistry Lab II2
3650:262 Physics for Life Sciences II4
Oral Communication:Any3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Min Credit Total 13
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

3100:311 Cell & Molecular Biology4
3150:401 Biochemistry Lecture I3
3150:305 Phys Chemistry for Bio Science4
Social Science:Any Set3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1014
Min Credit Total 18
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
3150:370 Biochemistry Laboratory2
3100:480 Molecular Biology3
3150:402 Biochemistry Lecture II3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1024
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

3150:480 Advanced Chemistry Lab III2
Humanities:Any Set3
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Upper Level Elective:Biochemistry4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2013
Min Credit Total 15
3100:485 Cell Physiology3
3100:486 Cell Physiology Laboratory1
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Upper Level Elective:Biochemistry4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2023
Min Credit Total 19
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
Student must obtain a grade of C- or better in all required chemistry courses. If a grade of less than C- is obtained in a required chemistry course, the student must successfully repeat the course within a year.
3400: 221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 can be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in Western Tradition I.
3650:291 and 292 Elementary Classics Physics I and II can be substituted for 3650:261 and 262 Physics for Life Sciences I and II.
3150:313 and 314 Physical Chemistry Lecture I and II can be substituted for 3150:305 Phys Chemistry for Bio Science.
Subject to departmental and Graduate School approval, senior-level students may take graduate-level chemistry courses for undergraduate credit. Such courses are accepted in lieu of 400-level courses.
Students need a minimum of 8 credits of electives in Chemistry, Biology, Polymer Chemistry or Statistics. Please see department list of approved electives.
7700:101, 102, 201, 202 and 222 may be substituted for Modern Language: Any 35xx courses.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron; 47 Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences upper level credits.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 10-29-2013