This track-one option leads to a degree approved by the American Chemical Society. Designed for students continuing their chemistry education in graduate school or seeking careers directly in the chemistry workforce. This provides the most rigorous and complete chemistry foundation with the most extensive laboratory experience. Undergraduate research is strongly encouraged. Knowledge and skills are developed in organic, analytical, physical and inorganic chemistry. Six advanced laboratory courses are required. Students have a choice of electives that support their career goals.
BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
or BB 490. Biochemistry 1: Structure and Function (3) and BB 491. Biochemistry 2: Metabolism (3)
CH 411, CH 412. Inorganic Chemistry (3,3)
CH 461. Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 462, CH 463, CH 464. ^Experimental Chemistry II (3,3,3)
MTH 256. Applied Differential Equations (4)
or MTH 341. Linear Algebra (3)
Select 12 credits (courses approved by the advisor by the end of the winter quarter of the junior year; must include 3 credits of an upper-division lab, with CH 401 or CH 403 strongly recommended).
Career-supportive electives (CSE) (12)
Note: BB 491, Biochemistry 2: Metabolism (3), fulfills 2 credits of Career Supported Electives if taken with BB 490, Biochemistry 1: Structure and Function (3).