May 24, 2018
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
34 credits of chemistry:
25 credits of biology:
And one of the following courses:
8 credits of physics:
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:
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.
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.