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Courses for a Chemistry or Biochemistry Major

The B.A. courses in Chemistry and Chemistry Education follow a similar course selection for the freshman year.  Chemistry Education students take 24 credits of education classes throughout the four years, including student teaching.  The B.S. program in Chemistry also has a similar course selection for the freshman year, but this program offers a heavier concentration of upper level chemistry classes.  Biochemistry majors focus on a Biology emphasis, with the second and third years deviating from the other majors.

Example of Freshman Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
General Chemistry (CHEM 164,111,115 [B.S.] or CHEM-103, 164 [B.A.])6
or 5
General Chemistry (CHEM-112,120 [B.S.] or CHEM-104 [B.A.]) 6
or 4
Critical Reading and Writing (ENGL 110) 3Calculus (MATH 242 [B.S. CHEM] or Elective [B.A.]) 4
or 3
Calculus (MATH-241) 4 Foreign Language (106 or 107) 4
Foreign Language (105 or 106) 4Elective (B.A.) 3
  Biology (BISC-207 [B.S. BIOC]) 4
    
 TOTAL CREDITS 17
or 16
 TOTAL CREDITS 17
or 14


Both B.A. degrees in Chemistry and Chemistry Education require 9 credits of each Group (A, B and C), with a total of 27 credits overall.  The B.S. degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry requires a minimum of 6 credits in each group (A, B and C), with a total of 21 credits of Group Requirements. Group A:  Creative Arts and Humanities Examples of course selections include:  Appreciation of Music (MUSC-101), Biblical and Classical Literature (CMLT-202), Anthropology and Human Nature (ANTH-205).Group B:  Culture and Institutions Through Time Examples of course selections include:  Introduction to Art History I (ARTH-153), Postwar America: The United States Since 1945 (HIST-310 and HIST-311), African American Literature I (ENGL-344).Group C:  Humans and Their Environment Examples of course selections include:  Mass Communication and Culture (COMM-245), World Regional Geography (GEOG-120), General Psychology (PSYC-201).The B.S. in Chemistry with Environmental Concentration includes the same requirements as the B.S. in Chemistry.  However, 14 free elective credits in the latter curriculum are replaced with 8 credits of biology, geography or geology courses and 6 credits of advanced coursework in the chemistry of the environment to meet the ENCH requirement.    Total credits to graduate:    Chemistry or Chemistry Education (B.A.):  124 credits    Chemistry (B.S.):  124 credits    Biochemistry (B.S.):  124 credits

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY CONTACT:

Dr. John L. Burmeister​, Alumni Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
102 Brown Laboratory
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-1130
FAX (302) 831-6335
jlburm@udel.edu

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Course of Instruction
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 102 Brown Laboratory
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-1247
  • chemistry@udel.edu