Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Chemistry (BS) (Biochemistry Option)

The following course sequence sheet is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser before developing an actual academic plan.

More information: to assist in your planning; see degree requirements.

Cr. First Semester Cr. Second Semester
452.115 Chemistry for Sciences I452.116 Chemistry for Science II
353.113 Pre-Calculus(if required based on testing)353.125 Calculus I
3Group A (Humanities, 28.270 Logic) 1 of 4320.101 Composition I
3Communications Course (25.103 Public Speaking3Group B (Social Sciences) 2 of 4
109.100 Optional University Seminar450.271 Cell Biology
3Group B (Social Sciences ) 1 of 4/Diversity 1 of 2
17Total Semester Credits17Total Semester Credits
Cr.Third SemesterCr.Fourth Semester
452.231 Organic Chemistry I452.232 Organic Chemistry II
352.126 Calculus II352.251 Inorganic Chemistry
454.211 General Physics I152.281 Introduction to Scientific Literature
3Group A (Humanities) 2 of 4/Diversity 2 of 2454.212 General Physics II
309.231 Technical Writing353.225 Calculus 3
17Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Fifth SemesterCr.Sixth Semester
452.341 Biochemistry I452.442 Biochemistry II
452.361 Physical Chemistry I3Chemistry Elective 1 of 2
1Fitness 1 of 21Fitness 2 of 2
3Biology Elective450.242 Biology of Microorganisms
3Group B (Social Sciences ) 3 of 43Group A (Humanities) 3 of 4
15Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Seventh SemesterCr.Eighth Semester
352.321 Analytical Chemistry I3Free Elective
4Chemistry Elective 2 of 23Group A (Humanities) 4 of 4
3Free Elective3Values, Ethic and Decision Making
3Free Elective
3Group B (Social Sciences) 4 of 4
16Total Semester Credits9Total Semester Credits
 Excluding Seminar120 

All students must fulfill the General Education Requirements as outlined in university policy.

Humanity, Social Sciences, Communication, Diversity, Values/Eth/Resp. electives may be interchanged with respect to when taken.

Optimizing Opportunities for the Chemistry Major that is Pre-Graduate School:

1. If you are considering or have decided to follow this path, inform your advisor.

2. Be an active member of the Chem Club.

3. Strong writing skills are required to write entrance essays. Never pass-up an opportunity to write!

4. Being well-read is important for good performance on the GRE. Read Time, Newsweek, etc. frequently.

5. Make a strong effort in research.

Example "outside-the-box" courses that provide reading, writing, and vocabulary-building opportunities: (and serve as Group A or Group B or electives)

20.152 Literature and Society 45.211 Principles of Sociology
20.204 Intro. Creative Writing 45.213 Contemporary Social Problems
20.212 Pract. Grammar and Usage 45.231 Marriage and Family
27.110 Mass Comm and Pop Arts 70.101 Intro. Exceptional Individuals
28.297 Ethics 98.407 International Legal Environment