Pre-health Sciences Focus

Pre-health Sciences Focus (BS Biochemistry)

The Pre-health Sciences focus allows students to specialize a BS degree in Biochemistry by selecting advanced CHM, Mathematics, and related cognate courses that will make students competitive in the field.
The Pre-health Sciences focus is for students looking to pursue postgraduate education in the medical field, such as an MD, DO, or PA. Our focused Biochemistry degree will ready students for a career as a physician/physician’s assistant or within the clinical trials and medical sales field.

Core Courses

  • First Year
    • General Chemistry: CHM 141, 142, 144, 145, and 147
    • Math: MTH 151 and 152
  • Second Year
    • Organic Chemistry: CHM 241, 242, 254, and 255
    • Physics: PHY 191 and 192
  • 3rd and 4th Year
    • Analytical Chemistry: CHM 375
    • Physical Chemistry: CHM 471 and 472
  • Graduating Year
    • CHM 491/492: Capstone

Advanced Courses

  • CHM 432 (4) Biochemistry
  • CHM 438 (2) Biochemistry Lab
  • CHM 346 (3) Fermentation
  • CHM 430.X (2) Biochemistry special topics course (any one of these)
  • Additional CHM 4xx Course (one of these)
  • Advanced Math (one of these)
    • STA 301, 333 or 363
  • Cognate (two of these)
    • BIO 116 (4)
    • BIO 203 (3)
    • BIO 342 (3)
    • Bio 485 (3)
    • PHY 421 (3)

Recommended Programs

  • Premed Co-major

Complementary Minors

  • Medical Humanities minor
  • Neuroscience minor
  • Global Health minor

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BS Chemistry
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