Program Overview

Degree Requirements

Chemistry Major: The courses required for a major are composed of a minimum of 35 hours in chemistry, including CHE 111, 112, 211, 212, 301 and 15 hours of upper level chemistry courses. Students are encouraged strongly to complete courses in biology, physics, and mathematics. Chemistry majors earn the Bachelor of Science(B.S.) degree or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

Pre-Medicine: Course requirements for admission to various medical schools are similar. They include specified courses in biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, and physics. Students should plan to complete a baccalaureate degree with a major and minor of their choice. Normally, the Medical College Admission Test(MCAT) is taken in the spring of the junior year and applications for medical school are submitted the following summer. Pre-medical students who are not majoring in the sciences should have both an academic and pre-medical advisor. Minimum course requirements are as follows: BIO 111-112; CHE 111-112, 211-212; ENG 101-102; MAT 131-132 or 6 hours of advanced mathematics electives; PHY 101-102 or 211-212; 8 hours of advanced science electives (laboratory required) and 37 additional hours of approved general electives.

Pre-Dentistry: Course requirements for admission to various dental schools are similar. They include specified courses in the behavioral sciences, biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, and physics. Students should plan to complete a baccalaureate degree with a major and minor of their choice. Normally the American Dental Association Dental Admission Test(DAT) is taken in the spring of the junior year and applications for dental school are submitted the following summer. Pre-dental students who are not majoring in the sciences should have both an academic and a pre-dental advisor. Minimum course requirements are as follows: 6 hours of behavioral science (PSY 201, SOC 101); BIO 111-112; CHE 111-112, 211-212; ENG 101-102, 211-212; MAT 131-132 or 6 hours of advanced mathematics electives; PHY 101-102 or 211-212; 4 hours of advanced biology or chemistry (laboratory required) and 29 additional hours of approved general electives.

Pre-Physical Therapy: Course requirements for admission to various doctor of physical therapy programs are similar. They include specified courses in behavioral sciences, biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, and physics. Students should plan to complete a baccalaureate degree with the major and minor of their choice. Normally the Graduate Record Exam(GRE) is taken in the spring or summer of the junior year, and applications for physical therapy school are submitted the following fall. Pre-physical therapy students who are not majoring in the sciences should have both an academic and a pre-physical therapy advisor. In addition to the core and educational requirements for the major, minimum course requirements are as follows: BIO 234-235; CHE 111-112; PHY 101-102; and choice of MAT 270 or PSY 351. Finally, PSY 201, 305, and 410 are highly recommended.

Chemistry Minor: Twenty-one semester hours, including CHE 111, 112, 211, 212 and two of the following: CHE 301, 405, 406, 410, 415, 490, 492, and physical chemistry. Transfer students requiring 6 hours from William Carey University in their minor may also count CHE 480 and 481 (one hour each).


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