May 24, 2018  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Chemistry-Biology Joint Major, B.S.

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Professors Pence, Workman (Chemistry)

This program provides heavy involvement in both the named disciplines and is designed mainly for students planning careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or other health science fields, or for those who plan to do graduate work in biochemistry or biology. Students are advised to concentrate in one or both fields by completing, in addition to the core program, the requirement for a baccalaureate degree in at least one of the disciplines.

General Education Requirements (A&S)

In addition to major requirements, students must meet the General Education Requirements that correlate to their degree.

Major GPA and Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in courses required to complete the major. All courses required for the major must be taken for a letter grade.

Requirements for the Major

Required credits: 77-78

Biology Courses

25 credits of biology:

And one of the following courses:

Physics Courses

8 credits of physics:

Mathematics Courses

8 credits of mathematics:


In addition, it is strongly recommended that both M 240  and M 242  be taken.

Computer Science Course

3 credits of computer science:

Additional Information:

All courses required for the joint major must be taken for a letter grade and may not be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Upon completing the above required program, as well as the Arts and Sciences distribution requirements, the student must elect sufficient credits in free electives for an overall total of 120 credits.

Writing Requirements

In the Chemistry-Biology program the Arts and Sciences writing requirement will be fulfilled in laboratory courses by the required weekly laboratory reports, a term paper, or problem sets. In nonlaboratory courses, the requirement will be met by a term paper, essay questions on examinations, or problem sets. It is expected that a median of about 2,000 words will be required per student per semester for all upper-level courses.

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