May 10, 2021  
2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry, BS - Biochemistry Track

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The Biochemistry Track is a program designed for students interested in the application of chemical concepts to biological systems. This degree program will prepare students seeking to continue their education in a health field (medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.) or in a graduate program in which the research may focus on biochemical, medicinal, or forensic chemistry, or toxicology areas (to name a few).

In addition to the General Education courses, 64 sch (with ≥40 sch are UL) are required in Chemistry and BIOL courses. This degree plan does not require a separate minor. Depending upon each student’s level of readiness for college courses, pre-calculus can be counted within the total sch for the degree while another UL elective allows pre-med students to take another BIOL course to further their preparation for professional/graduate schools.

The B.S. degree in Chemistry with a Biochemistry Track (≥26 CHEM upper level sch) requires a pre-selected list (12 upper level sch) of Biology courses and therefore does not require a minor.

Degree Requirements

The total semester credit hours required for a B. S. in Chemistry is 120.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Mathematics (4 sch)

Physical Science Requirement (6 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Component Area Option (2 sch)

Common Science Requirements (19 sch)

Required Chemistry Courses (42 sch total, ≥ 26 sch upper level))

Required Biology Courses (22 total sch, ≥ 14 upper level)

Transfer or Other Hours Not Listed Above

Minimum 4 lower level sch, minimum 3 upper level sch.

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