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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry



130 Chemistry & Physics Building • Box 19065 • 817-272-3171
www.uta.edu/chemistry
Academic Advising: 817-272-3171


Overview

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers four programs of study leading to the bachelor's degree and one leading to both the bachelor's and master's degree. They are the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - American Chemical Society certified, the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry - American Chemical Society certified, the Bachelor of Science in Biological Chemistry and a combined Bachelor of Science-Master of Science in Chemistry.

  • Professional Chemist: Students who wish to become professional chemists or whose goals include graduate education in chemistry should pursue the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - American Chemical Society certified. Alternatively, students may choose the Bachelor of Science-Master of Science combined program. Prospective students should contact the departmental undergraduate advisor.
  • Professional Biochemist: Students who wish to become professional biochemists or whose goals include graduate education in biochemistry, should pursue the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry - American Chemical Society certified. Prospective students should contact the departmental undergraduate advisor.
  • Premedical and Predental Programs: Students who wish to prepare for entry into medical or dental school may choose to major in chemistry or biochemistry. While any of the four bachelor's programs will meet the minimum requirements, the department recommends either the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry or the Bachelor of Science in Biological Chemistry. Prospective students should contact both the departmental undergraduate advisor and the premedical advisor in the College of Science.
  • Preallied Health Programs: Students who wish to prepare for entry into pharmacy or veterinary school, nursing, medical technology, physical therapy, or occupational therapy may choose to major in chemistry. Prospective students should contact the departmental undergraduate advisor.
  • Chemistry as a Teaching Field: Although students who intend to teach chemistry at the secondary school level may pursue any of the degrees, the Bachelor of Arts Degree offers the greatest flexibility.


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Declaring a Major in Chemistry or Biochemistry

Beginning freshmen who intend to declare chemistry or biochemistry as a major must complete the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.25 in chemistry and an overall GPA of 2.25.

  • Chemistry 1441 and 1442.
  • Six hours of mathematics approved by the department.
  • Three hours of biology or geology.
  • 12 hours from courses in the University core curriculum other than science or mathematics (English, history, political science, social and cultural studies, and fine arts).

Transfer students who transfer part or all of the above requirements must complete a minimum of 11 hours of approved science and mathematics courses in residence with a minimum GPA of 2.25 to be eligible to major in chemistry or biochemistry.

All new students who intend to major in chemistry or biochemistry should schedule an appointment for advising with the departmental undergraduate advisor.



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Declaring a Second Major in Chemistry or Biochemistry

A person who satisfies the requirements for any other baccalaureate degree qualifies for having chemistry named as a second major upon completion of 25 semester hours from among CHEM 2321, 2181, 2322, 2182, and chemistry courses with higher numbers. The specific courses to be used must be approved by the undergraduate advisor and the chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.



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Declaring a Minor in Chemistry

Students who wish to obtain a minor in Chemistry must take at least 18 semester hours of chemistry of which at least 6 semester hours must be at the 3000/4000 level. Only courses which satisfy a degree requirement for one of the degrees offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry may be used.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry - American Chemical Society Certified

This program meets the standards for professional baccalaureate programs established by the American Chemical Society. It is recommended to students who plan to enter into graduate study in chemistry and for those who anticipate professional careers as chemists.

English

ENGL 1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours at the 2000 level or above of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts, or philosophy, or technical writing.

Political Science

POLS 2311, 2312.

History

Six hours from HIST 1311, 1312, or 3364.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music or theatre arts.

Mathematics*

MATH 1323, 1426, 2425, 2326, and 3318 or 3319.

*A student not qualified to take MATH 1323 must complete the prerequisites for the course. This may add three to six hours to the total required for the degree.

Computer Literacy

A passing score on the University computer proficiency exam, or CSE 1301, BIOL 1450, or the equivalent.

Other Natural Science

PHYS 1443, 1444, and three hours of 3000/4000-level courses (PHYS 3313 recommended); six to eight hours of either biology or geology.

Electives

Sufficient to complete the total hours required for the degree.

Major

CHEM 1441, 1442, 2181, 2182, 2321, 2322, 2335, 2285, 3181, 3182, 3317, 3321, 3322, 4101, 4311, 4318, 4346, 4461.

Additional advanced electives (3000 or above) of three hours: Electives must be approved by an advisor and a student must seek an approval from the advisor prior to take the course.

In addition, all students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research.

Total

120 hours, of which at least 36 must be 3000/4000 level.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester:
CHEM 1441; MATH 1426; BIOL 1441 or GEOL 1425; ENGL 1301 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 1442; MATH 2425; Biology, 4 hours, or GEOL 1426; ENGL 1302 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester:
CHEM 2321; CHEM 2181; MATH 2326; PHYS 1443; Literature, 3 hours - Total Credit 14 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 2322; CHEM 2182; CHEM 2335; CHEM 2285; PHYS 1444; Fine Arts, 3 hours - Total Credit 16 hours.

Junior Year

First Semester:
CHEM 3321; CHEM 3181; MATH 3318 or 3319; Physics (3000/4000), 3 hours; POLS 2311; Electives, 2 hours - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 3322; CHEM 3182; CHEM 3317; POLS 2312; Social/Cultural Studies, 3 hours; Electives, 2 hours - Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester:
CHEM 4311; CHEM 4318; CHEM 4461; CHEM 4101; HIST 1311; Elective, 1 hour - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 4346; CHEM 3307; HIST 1312; Liberal Arts Elective, 3 hours; Electives, 3 hours - Total Credit 15 hours.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry

This program is suitable preparation for admission to medical and dental schools, and other health-related professions.

English

ENGL 1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours at the 2000 level or above of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

Modern and Classical Languages

14 hours in a single modern or classical language or eight hours in a language plus six hours from one liberal arts area cluster (see substitution list in introductory information for the College of Science).

Political Science

POLS 2311, 2312.

History

Six hours from HIST 1311, 1312, or 3364.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music or theatre arts.

Mathematics*

MATH 1426, 2425.

*A student not qualified to take MATH 1426 must complete the prerequisites for the course. This may add three to nine hours to the total required for the degree.

Computer Literacy

A passing score on the University computer proficiency exam, or CSE 1301, BIOL 1450, or the equivalent.

Other Natural Science

PHYS 1441 and 1442 and six to eight hours in either biology* or geology.

*The minimum biology requirement for premedical students is BIOL 1441 and three additional courses. Specifically, BIOL 3444 and 3345 are recommended plus three additional hours.

Electives

Sufficient to complete the total hours required for the degree.

Major

CHEM 1441, 1442, 2181, 2182, 2321, 2322, 2335, 2285, 3175, 3315, 3317, 4101, 4311, and at least two hours from 3307, 4242, 4312, 4318, or 4346.
In addition, all students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research.

Total

120 hours, of which at least 36 must be 3000/4000 level.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester:
CHEM 1441; MATH 1426; BIOL 1441 or GEOL 1425; ENGL 1301 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 1442; MATH 2425; Biology, 4 hours, or GEOL 1426; ENGL 1302 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester:
CHEM 2321; CHEM 2181; PHYS 1441; Literature, 3 hours; Elective, 3 hours - Total Credit 14 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 2322; CHEM 2182; CHEM 2335; CHEM 2285; PHYS 1442; Fine Arts, 3 hours - Total Credit 16 hours.

Junior Year

First Semester:
CHEM 3315; CHEM 3175; Modern Language, 4 hours; POLS 2311; Social/Cultural Studies, 3 hours - Total Credit 14 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 3317; Modern Language, 4 hours; POLS 2312; Liberal Arts Elective, 3 hours; Elective, 3 hours - Total Credit 16 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester:
CHEM 4311; CHEM 4101; Modern Language or Liberal Arts Cluster Course, 3 hours; HIST 1311; Electives, 5 hours - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
Chemistry (3000/4000), 3 hours; Modern Language or Liberal Arts Cluster Course, 3 hours; HIST 1312; Electives, 6 hours - Total Credit 15 hours.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry with UTeach Physical Science Teacher Certification

This program is suitable preparation for students who desire certification with a teaching field in chemistry and/or physical science.

English

ENGL 1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

PHIL 2314

Political Science

POLS 2311, 2312.

History

Six hours from HIST 1311, 1312, or 3364.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music or theatre arts.

Mathematics*

MATH 1426, 2425.

*A student not qualified to take MATH 1426 must complete the prerequisites for the course. This may add three to nine hours to the total required for the degree.

Computer Proficiency

A passing score on the University Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) fulfills the University requirement of competency in computer usage.

Physics

PHYS 1443, 1444, 2315, 3313, 3445, 3455.

Biology

BIOL 1441, 1442.

Professional Development Courses

SCIE 1101, 1102, 4107, 4607, EDUC 4331, 4332, 4333.

Major

CHEM 1441, 1442, 2181, 2182, 2321, 2322, 2335, 2285, 3175, 3315, 4311, 4392, and 3317 or 4318.

In addition, all students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research.

Total

120 hours, of which at least 36 must be 3000/4000 level.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester:
CHEM 1441; MATH 1426; SCIE 1101; ENGL 1301; POLS 2311 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 1442; MATH 2425; PHYS 1443; SCIE 1102; ENGL 1302 - Total Credit 16 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester:
CHEM 2321; CHEM 2181; EDUC 4331; PHYS 1444; HIST 1311 - Total Credit 14 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 2322; CHEM 2182; CHEM 2335; CHEM 2285; EDUC 4332; PHYS 2315 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Junior Year

First Semester:
CHEM 4311; POLS 2312; PHYS 3313; PHIL 2314; HIST 1312 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 3317; CHEM 3315; CHEM 3175; CHEM 4392; PHYS 3445 - Total Credit 14 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester:
EDUC 4333; BIOL 1441; PHYS 3455; Literature, 3 hours; Social/Cultural Studies, 3 hours - Total Credit 17 hours.

Second Semester:
SCIE 4107; SCIE 4607; BIOL 1442; Fine Arts, 3 hours - Total Credit 14 hours.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry - American Chemical Society Certified

This program is recommended to students who plan to enter into graduate study in biochemistry and for those who anticipate professional careers as biochemists. This program is also suitable for premedical and predental students and for training in allied health sciences.

English

ENGL 1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours at the 2000 level or above of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

Political Science

POLS 2311, 2312.

History

Six hours from HIST 1311, 1312, or 3364.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Mathematics*

MATH 1426, 2425, 2326.

*A student not qualified to take MATH 1426 must complete the prerequisites for the course. This may add three to nine hours to the total required for the degree.

Computer Literacy

A passing score on the University computer proficiency exam, or CSE 1301, BIOL 1450, or the equivalent.

Other Natural Science

PHYS 1443, 1444; BIOL 1441, 3444, 3315.

Electives

Sufficient to complete the total hours required for the degree.

Major

CHEM 1441, 1442, 2181, 2182, 2321, 2322, 2335, 2285, 3181, 3182, 3321, 3322, 4242, 4311, 4312, 4313 or 4316, 4314, 3317 or 4318, 4346, 4461.

In addition, all students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research.

Total

120 hours, of which at least 36 must be 3000/4000 level.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester:
CHEM 1441; MATH 1426; BIOL 1441; ENGL 1301 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 1442; MATH 2425; ENGL 1302; Fine Arts, 3 hours; Elective, 1 hour - Total Credit 15 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester:
CHEM 2321; CHEM 2181; PHYS 1443; MATH 2326; Literature, 3 hours - Total Credit 14 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 2322; CHEM 2182; CHEM 2335; CHEM 2285; PHYS 1444; Social/Cultural Studies, 3 hours - Total Credit 16 hours.

Junior Year

First Semester:
CHEM 3321; CHEM 3181; CHEM 4311; BIOL 3444; HIST 1311; Elective, 1 hour - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 3322; CHEM 3182; CHEM 4312; CHEM 4242; BIOL 3315; HIST 1312 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester:
CHEM 4313 or CHEM 4316; CHEM 4461; POLS 2311; Electives, 5 hours - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 4314; CHEM 4346; CHEM 3317;POLS 2312; Liberal Arts Elective, 3 hours - Total Credit 15 hours.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Chemistry

This program is recommended to students who plan to enter into premedical and predental school and for training in allied health sciences. This program is also suitable for students who anticipate professional careers in the field of biotechnology or graduate training in biochemistry.

English

ENGL 1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours at the 2000 level or above of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

Political Science

POLS 2311, 2312.

History

Six hours from HIST 1311, 1312, or 3364.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Mathematics*

MATH 1426, 2425.

*A student not qualified to take MATH 1426 must complete the prerequisites for the course. This may add three to nine hours to the total required for the degree.

Computer Literacy

A passing score on the University computer proficiency exam, or CSE 1301, BIOL 1450, or the equivalent.

Other Natural Science

PHYS 1441, 1442; BIOL 1441, 1442, 3444, plus six hours from BIOL 3301, 3312, 3315, 3345.

Electives

Sufficient to complete the total hours required for the degree.

Major

CHEM 1441, 1442, 2181, 2182, 2321, 2322, 2335, 2285, 3175, 3315, 4242, 4311, 4312, 4313 or 4316, 4314, 3317 or 4318, 4461.

In addition, all students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research.

Total

120 hours, of which at least 36 must be 3000/4000 level.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester:
CHEM 1441; MATH 1426; BIOL 1441; ENGL 1301 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 1442; MATH 2425; BIOL 1442; ENGL 1302; - Total Credit 15 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester:
CHEM 2321; CHEM 2181; PHYS 1441; Literature, 3 hours; Fine Arts, 3 hours; Elective, 1 hour - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 2322; CHEM 2182; CHEM 2335; CHEM 2285; PHYS 1442; Elective, 2 hours - Total Credit 15 hours.

Junior Year

First Semester:
CHEM 3315; CHEM 3175; CHEM 4311; BIOL 3444; HIST 1311; Elective, 1 hour - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 3317; CHEM 4312; CHEM 4242; BIOL 33XX; HIST 1312; Elective, 1 hour - Total Credit 15 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester:
CHEM 4313 or CHEM 4316; CHEM 4461; POLS 2311; Liberal Arts Elective, 3 hours; Elective, 2 hours - Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 4314; BIOL 33XX; POLS 2312; Social/Cultural Studies, 3 hours; Elective, 3 hours - Total Credit 15 hours.



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Requirements for a Combined B.S.-M.S. Degree in Chemistry

This program is recommended for students who wish to earn graduate level course credit and who wish to obtain graduate level research experience. This program is suitable for those students who plan to pursue doctoral graduate studies in chemistry and for those who anticipate professional careers as chemists.

English

ENGL 1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours at the 2000 level or above of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

Political Science

POLS 2311, 2312.

History

Six hours from HIST 1311, 1312, or 3364.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology, or women's studies.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Mathematics*

MATH 1426, 2425, 2326, and 3318 or 3319.

*A student not qualified to take MATH 1426 must complete the prerequisites for the course. This may add three to six hours to the total required for the degree.

Computer Literacy

A passing score on the University computer proficiency exam, or CSE 1301, BIOL 1450, or the equivalent.

Other Natural Science

PHYS 1443, 1444, and three hours of 3000/4000-level courses (3313 recommended); six to eight hours of either biology or geology.

Electives

Sufficient to complete the total hours required for the degree.

Major

CHEM 1441, 1442, 2181, 2182, 2321, 2322, 2335, 2285, 3181, 3182, 3307, 3317, 3321, 3322, 4101, 4311, 4318, 4346, 4380, 4461; a minimum of 18 hours in graduate-level courses listed in the Graduate Catalog including 12 hours from 5301, 5309, 5311, 5315, and 5321.

Six hours of thesis.

Six hours of electives which may be senior or graduate-level courses in chemistry or in another science or engineering as selected by the candidate with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.

Minor

The required 15 hours of mathematics and 11 hours of physics constitute a combined minor.

Total

161 hours, including a minimum of 36 hours of 3000/4000-level courses counted as undergraduate credit.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester:
CHEM 1441; MATH 1323; BIOL 1441 or GEOL 1425; ENGL 1301; CSE 1301 or 1306 or 1310 - Total Credit 17 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 1442; MATH 1426; Biology, 4 hours, or GEOL 1426; ENGL 1302 - Total Credit 15 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester:
CHEM 2321; CHEM 2181; MATH 2425; PHYS 1443; Liberal Arts Elective, 3 hours; Literature, 3 hours - Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 2322; CHEM 2182; CHEM 2335; CHEM 2285; MATH 2326; PHYS 1444 - Total Credit 16 hours.

Junior Year

First Semester:
CHEM 3321; CHEM 3181; MATH 3318 or 3319; Physics (3000/4000), 3 hours; POLS 2311; Fine Arts, 3 hours - Total Credit 16 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 3322; CHEM 3182; CHEM 3317; POLS 2312; Social/Cultural Studies, 3 hours; Elective, 3 hours; select thesis advisor - Total Credit 16 hours.

Summer

First Term: CHEM 4380 - Total Credit 3 hours.

Second Term: CHEM 4380; Elective, 3 hours - Total Credit 6 hours.

Senior Year*

First Semester:
CHEM 4311; CHEM 4318; CHEM 4461; CHEM 4101; HIST 1311; Electives, 2 hours - Total Credit 16 hours.

Second Semester:
CHEM 4346; CHEM 3307; HIST 1312; Chemistry, 6 hours chosen from 5301, 5309, 5311, 5315, and 5321 - Total Credit 15 hours.

*Students progressing satisfactorily will be admitted to the Graduate School at the end of the senior year upon fulfilling admission requirements listed in the Graduate Catalog. Note that six hours of undergraduate credit will have to be reserved for graduate credit.

Summer

Chemistry (graduate-level), 3 hours - Total Credit 3 hours.

Graduate Year

First Semester:
Chemistry, 6 hours chosen from 5301, 5309, 5311, 5315, and 5321; Graduate Elective, 3 hours - Total Credit 9 hours.

Second Semester:
Graduate-Level Electives, 6 hours - Total Credit 6 hours.

Summer

Chemistry (thesis), 6 hours - Total Credit 6 hours.



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Fast Track Program for the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

This program enables outstanding senior undergraduate students in Biochemistry to satisfy degree requirements leading to a master's (M. Engr.) degree in Biomedical Engineering while completing their undergraduate studies.

Undergraduate students at the end of their freshmen year who have completed CHEM 1441 and CHEM 1442 with a GPA of 3.0 and express an interest in the Fast Track Program will be designated as "BioChem-BE FAST TRACK BOUND" Students who have been identified as "BioChem-BE FAST TRACK BOUND" as well as other outstanding undergraduates in Biochemistry can apply for the Fast Track Program when they are within 30 hours of completing their bachelor degrees. They must have completed at least 30 hours at UTA, achieving a GPA of at least 3.0 in those courses, and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all college courses. Additionally, they must have completed at least 10 hours of specified undergraduate Foundation Courses that are listed below with a GPA of 3.3 in these courses.

Foundation Courses Required for Admission into the Fast Track program:

BIOL 3345 - Human Physiology

CHEM 2321 - Organic Chemistry

CHEM 4311 - General Biochemistry

When senior-level students are within 15 hours of completing their undergraduate degree requirements, they may take up to 12 hours of graduate level coursework designated by the Biochemistry and Bioengineering Program to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. This will be the maximum amount of credit that can be used as joint credit.

Students pursuing the Fast Track master's degree must take courses specified by the Department of Biomedical Engineering.



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Teacher Certification

Students interested in earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry with secondary teacher certification, chemistry as a concentration in the science composite certification, or in chemistry or physical science as a second teaching field should refer to the "Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry with UTeach Physical Science Certification" degree plan for teacher certification requirements.



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Calculation of Chemistry Grade Point Average

Only chemistry courses required in the degree program will be used in calculating the chemistry grade point average for chemistry degree candidates.



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Honors Program

Students who qualify are encouraged to participate in the University Honors College. Students should enroll in honors sections of chemistry courses when available and should include CHEM 4381 (Honors Research) as approved by the departmental undergraduate advisor.



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Oral Communication and Computer Competency Requirements

For all chemistry degree programs, the university computer competency requirement will be met by taking appropriate course work (CSE 1301 recommended) or by passing the University computer proficiency examination.

The University oral communication competency requirement may be satisfied by taking CHEM 4101 (required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry, and the combined BS-MS degree in Chemistry) or by taking CHEM 4313 or 4314 (required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Chemistry).

Students should refer to the specific degree plans and the chemistry undergraduate advisor for details regarding these requirements.



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Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty
Chair

Professor Dias

Professors

Armstrong, Dasgupta, Elsenbaumer, Lovely, MacDonnell, Rajeshwar, Timmons

Associate Professors

Heo, Kroll, Mandal, Schug

Assistant Professors

Bugarin, Chowdhury, Foss, Jeon, Johnson-Winters, Perera, Pierce

Research Associate Professor

Tacconi

Senior Lecturer

Rogers

Lecturer

Tanizaki

Professors Emeriti

Baker, Bellion, Francis, Marynick, Pomerantz, Schelly



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Course Descriptions

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Chemistry (CHEM)



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