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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry, Professional Concentration (Biomolecular Track)


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Department of Chemistry  
615-898-2071
Andrienne Friedli, program coordinator
Andrienne.Friedli@mtsu.edu

This curriculum is approved by the American Chemical Society. With this degree students are more likely to be hired as practicing chemists or gain admission to professional programs or graduate schools.

Students who wish to double major in Chemistry and another subject area, such as Biology, or who are not prepared to begin calculus in their freshman  year should consider the regular Chemistry major, which has fewer prescribed chemistry courses. The Professional Chemistry curriculum offers a choice of two tracks–one with a biomolecular emphasis and one with a materials science emphasis–that differ starting in the junior year. Some courses are offered only one semester each year, and others are offered in alternative years, so please consult early and often with your advisor to plan your schedule. With either Chemistry major, students may substitute University Physics (PHYS 2110 /PHYS 2111 PHYS 2120 /PHYS 2121 ) for College Physics (PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2011 PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2021 ).

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Chemistry, Professional (Biomolecular), B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education courses are required for this major:

  • MATH 1730 (Math)
  • BIOL 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)
  • CHEM 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)

Supporting Courses (27 hours)


Electives (16 hours)


  • 12 credit hours must be taken at 3000/4000 level

Total hours in program: 120


Recommended Curriculum: Chemistry, Professional (Biomolecular Track)


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 28 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours


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