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Bachelor of Science (Chemistry, with a concentration in Biochemistry)

This degree is recommended for students preparing for postgraduate study in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or related health professions. A 3+1 option is available for students admitted to participating pharmacy schools after completing 90 hours. Contact Dr. Bridson (pbridson@memphis.edu) for more information.

The following is a summary from the current University of Memphis Undergraduate Catalog. Degree requirements from earlier catalogs are valid for seven years. The last date to graduate under the 2015 catalog is August 2022.

Approved descriptions for all courses in the list below can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Prerequisites are strictly enforced, and these courses may not be repeated more than three times to earn the minimum required grade of "C-".

This concentration requires 36 hours in chemistry courses, 11 hours in biology courses, 6 - 7 hours in mathematics courses, 8 hours in physics courses and one upper division ethics course as listed below. Graduates must complete the General Education Program (30 hours in addition to the science and math courses in the program) and elective credits to bring the total to 120 hours, with at least 42 hours at the upper division.

An ACT MATH sub-score of at least 24, or credit for MATH 1710: College Algebra or higher, is required to register for CHEM 1110 and MATH 1830.

  • CHEM 1110 & 1111: General Chemistry 1, Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 1120 & 1121: General Chemistry 2, Lecture and Laboratory
  • BIOL 1110 & 1111: General Biology 1, Lecture and Laboratory
  • BIOL 1120 & 1121: General Biology 2, Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 3111: Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3211 & 3201: Foundations of Analytical Chemistry, Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 3310 & 3301: Foundations of Organic Chemistry, Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 3411: Foundations of Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 3511 & 3501: Foundations of Bio-organic Chemistry, Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 4511 & 4501: Biochemistry 1, Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 4999: Senior Survey
  • Three additional upper division semester hours in CHEM courses
  • One of BIOL 3130: Cell Biology, BIOL 3500: Microbiology, or CHEM 4512: Biochemistry 2
  • MATH 1830: Elementary Calculus or MATH 1910: Calculus 1
  • MATH 4611: Introduction to Applied Statistics or other approved upper division statistics course
  • One of PHIL 3512, 3514, 3515 or other approved upper division ethics course
  • PHYS 2010 & 2011: General Physics 1, Lecture and Laboratory
  • PHYS 2020 & 2021: General Physics 2, Lecture and Laboratory

Note: PHYS 2110/2111/2120/2121: Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1 & 2 can substitute for PHYS 2010/2011/2020/2021.