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ACS Biochemistry Major

The Drury chemistry program is designed to provide the students with a hands-on approach to learning with modern-day equipment and instrumentation. The curriculum offers three majors (ACS Chemistry, ACS Biochemistry, and Chemistry) that can prepare students for direct employment after graduation and/or provide a strong foundation for continued education in graduate school or a health-related profession.

It is strongly recommended that students contact an advisor in the chemistry program to help them determine which major will provide the best opportunity for them to successfully complete preparation for their chosen career.

The ACS biochemistry major requires a minimum of 73 credit hours.

Students pursuing a major in Biochemistry may not also major or minor in Biology or Chemistry.

Chemistry Courses
CHEM 208: Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 208-L: Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 238: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 238-L: Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 327: Physical Chemistry
CHEM 336: Biochemistry

CHEM 336-L: Biochemistry Lab
CHEM 436: Advanced Biochemistry
CHEM 436-L: Advanced Biochemistry Lab

Choose one pair:

CHEM 412: Advanced Organic Chemistry Reactions
CHEM 412-L: Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab

CHEM 415: Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 415-L: Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab

Choose one pair:

CHEM 312: Organic Chemistry Reactions
CHEM 312-L: Organic Chemistry Reactions Lab

CHEM 315: Organic Chemistry
CHEM 315-L: Organic Chemistry Lab

Biology Courses

BIOL 172: Exploring Molecular Biology
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Genetic Inheritance
BIOL 182: Evolution
BIOL 324: Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL 334: Developmental Biology

Chemistry/Biology Courses
CHEM or BIOL 391/392: Research

Choose at least 7 hours of electives from the following courses:
BIOL 313: Advanced Microbiology
BIOL 378: Advanced Human Physiology I
BIOL 379: Advanced Human Physiology II
CHEM 308: Advanced Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 308-L: Advanced Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 414: Medicinal Chemistry
CHEM 414-L: Medicinal Chemistry Lab
CHEM 427: Advanced Physical Chemistry

Other Courses
MATH 231: Calculus I
MATH 232: Calculus II
PHYS 211: General Physics I
PHYS 212: General Physics II