Recommended Academic Plan for Chemistry/Biochemistry Option (CHMBD/BIOCH) at Behrend

Effective Date: Summer 2012

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 110 Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111 Experimental Chemistry I Notes for: CHEM 111 (GN)

CHEM 111 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Notes for: MATH 140 (GQ)

MATH 140 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
BIOL 110S Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110S

BIOL 110S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
1
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 112 Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113 Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MATH 141 (GQ) Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141 (GQ)

MATH 141 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
PHYS 211 (GN) General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211 (GN)

PHYS 211 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 230W Biology: Molecules and CellsNotes for: BIOL 230W

BIOL 230W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 210

CHEM 210

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 221 Quantitative AnalysisNotes for: CHEM 221

CHEM 221

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PHYS 211 (GN) General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 230W Biology: Molecules and CellsNotes for: BIOL 230W

BIOL 230W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
MATH 230 Calculus and Vector AnalysisNotes for: MATH 230

MATH 230

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 212

CHEM 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 213 Laboratory in Organic ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 213

CHEM 213

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
PHYS 212 (GN) General Physics: Electricity and MagnetismNotes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
MATH 250 Ordinary Differential EquationsNotes for: MATH 250

MATH 250

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 450 Physical Chemistry - ThermodynamicsNotes for: CHEM 450

CHEM 450

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 457 Experimental Physical ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 457

CHEM 457

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
CHEM 400 Chemical LiteratureNotes for: CHEM 400

CHEM 400

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
CHEM 316 The Professional ChemistNotes for: CHEM 316

CHEM 316

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
CHEM 472 General Biochemistry INotes for: CHEM 472

CHEM 472

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 452 Physical Chemistry - Quantum ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 452

CHEM 452

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 457 Experimental Physical ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 457

CHEM 457

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
CHEM 440 Instrumental AnalysisNotes for: CHEM 440 Instrumental Analysis

CHEM 440 Instrumental Analysis

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 441 Elemental Analysis and Instrument Design LaboratoryNotes for: CHEM 441

CHEM 441

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
CHEM 494 Chemical ResearchNotes for: CHEM 494 Chemical Research

CHEM 494 Chemical Research

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 496 Independent StudiesNotes for: CHEM 496 Independent Studies

CHEM 496 Independent Studies

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

3
B M B 402 General BiochemistryNotes for: B M B 402

B M B 402

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 413 Chemistry of the ElementsNotes for: CHEM 413

CHEM 413

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
CHEM 443 Electrochemistry and Chromatography LaboratoryNotes for: CHEM 443

CHEM 443

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
CHEM 494 Chemical ResearchNotes for: CHEM 494

CHEM 494

If you have taken PHYS 211 and PHYS 212
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 496 Independent StudiesNotes for: CHEM 496

CHEM 496

If you have taken PHYS 211 and PHYS 212
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
CHEM 400 Level SelectionNotes for: CHEM 400

CHEM 400

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Supporting Courses and Related Areas

Supporting Courses and Related Areas

3
Total credits 14

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 431W Organic and Inorganic PreparationsNotes for: CHEM 431W

CHEM 431W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B M B 403 Biochemistry LaboratoryNotes for: B M B 403

B M B 403

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
CHEM 494 Chemical ResearchNotes for: CHEM 494 Chemical Research

CHEM 494 Chemical Research

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 496 Independent StudiesNotes for: CHEM 496

CHEM 496

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Biology Elective (BIOL, B M B, or MICRB)Notes for: Biology Elective (BIOL, B M B, or MICRB)

Biology Elective (BIOL, B M B, or MICRB)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Courses and Related Areas

Supporting Courses and Related Areas

3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Total credits 14

Additional Notes

CHMBD Advising Notes
  • A pound symbol (#) indicates courses required for entrance to major requirement. (Appears on printed version only)
  • An asterisk (*) indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better. (Appears on printed version only)
  • A cross symbol indicates courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements. (Appears on printed version only) 
  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. Students must complete 3 credits in US and 3 credits in IL. If a student takes a 3 credit course that is both US and IL, to complete the requirement, he/she must take another 3-credit course that is US, IL, or both US and IL. Education abroad courses and other credit-bearing experiences such as internships that meet this requirement, will be designated US, IL or both US and IL. 
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirements. 
  • Students who have not met the admission requirement of two units of a high school foreign language must complete a college level-one foreign language within their first 60 credits.

Scheduling patterns for courses not taught each semester: Some major requirements will be offered only once a year or every other year depending on demand. Fall only courses include:  CHEM 210, CHEM 221, CHEM 316, CHEM 400, CHEM 413, CHEM 450 and CHEM 472.  Spring only courses include: CHEM 212, CHEM 213, CHEM 431W, CHEM 440, CHEM 452.

Program Notes:  a. All first-year baccalaureate degree candidates are required to complete, during the first academic year, a seminar course.

b. 18 credits of supporting courses are required for the general option. There are a variety of courses you may choose from. The list given below is not completely inclusive. If there is a new course or a technical course you feel you would like to include under this selection, please speak with your Academic Advisor or the Academic Coordinator.

EDSGN 100S

BIOL 110 or higher

CHNS001, 002, 003

CMPSC any course

CMPEN any course

FR 001, 002, 003

GER 001, 002, 003

MATH 200-level or higher

MICRB 201 or202

PHYS 213, 214, 237 or any 400-level course

PL ET 206 or higher

SPAN 001, 002, 003

STAT 250 higher

The following select courses can also be used as a supporting course under the designated CHMBD option.   

Business

    ACCTG 211, 300-499, B A  243, 301, 303, ECON 104, 300-499, FIN 100, 300-499, ANY M I S, MGMT 300-499, MKTG 221, 300-499   

Pre-Education Option

    PSYCH 301W, 253, 256, 140, 445, 412, 416, PHIL 010     

c. Free Electives—This option has 6-credits that are solely your choice. Courses students often choose for these flexible credits are ROTC, credit received for varsity sports, optional recitation courses, i.e. CHEM 108, and any other courses that do not count in any other category.

d. Non-approved courses—Some courses are not appropriate for a chemistry major and will not count toward degree requirements. These courses include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

BI SC 001, 002, 003, 004

BMB 001

CAS 126

CHEM 001, 003, 020, 021, 101, 202, 203

CMPSC 100

ENGL 004, 005

MATH 001, 002, 003, 004, 017, 018

PHYS 001, 150, 151, 250, 251

STAT 100 

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

CHEM 452
CHEM 494
If you have taken PHYS 211 and PHYS 212
CHEM 496
If you have taken PHYS 211 and PHYS 212