Requirements

B.S. IN CHEMISTRY - ACS CERTIFIED OPTION

Requirements (108 units)
Total units required for graduation: 186

Requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry - ACS Certified Option:

Lower-division requirements (48 units)

  1. BIOL 200. Biology of the Cell (5)
  2. CHEM 215. General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding (6)
  3. CHEM 216. General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions (6)
  4. MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
  5. MATH 212. Calculus II (4)
  6. MATH 213. Calculus III (4)
  7. MATH 251. Multivariable Calculus I (4)
  8. PHYS 221. General Physics I (5)
  9. PHYS 222. General Physics II (5)
  10. PHYS 223. General Physics III (5)

Upper-division requirements (56 units)

  1. CHEM 321. Principles of Organic Chemistry I (5)
  2. CHEM 322. Principles of Organic Chemistry II (5)
  3. CHEM 323. Principles of Organic Chemistry III (5)
    • Note: Subject to departmental approval the organic chemistry requirement may be met with the following:
    • CHEM 221A. Organic Chemistry I: Lecture
    • CHEM 221B. Organic Chemistry I: Laboratory
    • CHEM 222A. Organic Chemistry II: Lecture
    • CHEM 222B. Organic Chemistry II: Laboratory
    • CHEM 223A. Organic Chemistry III: Lecture
    • CHEM 223B. Organic Chemistry III: Laboratory
    • CHEM 421. Intermediate Organic Chemistry
  4. CHEM 345. Modern Quantitative Analysis (5)
  5. CHEM 436A. Biochemistry I: Lecture (4)
  6. CHEM 436B. Biochemistry I: Laboratory (1)
  7. CHEM 455. Physical Chemistry I (5)
  8. CHEM 456. Physical Chemistry II (5)
  9. CHEM 475. Inorganic Chemistry (5)
  10. CHEM 545. Instrumental Analysis (6)
  11. CHEM 576. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
  12. CHEM 590A. Chemistry Seminar I (1)
  13. CHEM 590B. Chemistry Seminar II (1)
  14. Four additional upper-division units in chemistry.

Additional Requirements (4 units)

  1. Applied mathematics
    • Four units chosen from:
    • MATH 252. Multivariable Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 270. Elementary Differential Equations (4)
    • MATH 331. Linear Algebra (4)
  2. CHEM 599. Undergraduate Comprehensive Examination (0) covering the major field of study, to be taken during the senior year.

B.S. IN CHEMISTRY - BIOCHEMISTRY OPTION

Requirements (109-115 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180-183

Requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry - Biochemistry Option:

Lower-division requirements (52-54 units)

  1. CHEM 215. General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding (6)
  2. CHEM 216. General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions (6)
  3. MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
  4. MATH 212. Calculus II (4)
  5. MATH 213. Calculus III (4)
  6. One year of introductory physics for at least 13 quarter units. CSUSB physics sequences that satisfy this requirement are:
    • Sequence A:
    • PHYS 121. Basic Concepts of Physics I (5)
    • PHYS 122. Basic Concepts of Physics II (4)
    • PHYS 123. Basic Concepts of Physics III (4)
    • Sequence B:
    • PHYS 221. General Physics I (5)
    • PHYS 222. General Physics II (5)
    • PHYS 223. General Physics III (5)
  7. BIOL 200. Biology of the Cell (5)
  8. BIOL 201. Biology of Organisms (5)
  9. BIOL 202. Biology of Populations (5)

Upper-division requirements (57-61 units)

  1. CHEM 321. Principles of Organic Chemistry I (5)
  2. CHEM 322. Principles of Organic Chemistry II (5)
  3. CHEM 323. Principles of Organic Chemistry III (5)
    • Note: Subject to departmental approval the organic chemistry requirement may be met with the following:
    • CHEM 221A. Organic Chemistry I: Lecture
    • CHEM 221B. Organic Chemistry I: Laboratory
    • CHEM 222A. Organic Chemistry II: Lecture
    • CHEM 222B. Organic Chemistry II: Laboratory
    • CHEM 223A. Organic Chemistry III: Lecture
    • CHEM 223B. Organic Chemistry III: Laboratory
    • CHEM 421. Intermediate Organic Chemistry
  4. CHEM 345. Modern Quantitative Analysis (5)
  5. CHEM 436A. Biochemistry I: Lecture (4)
  6. CHEM 436B. Biochemistry I: Laboratory (1)
  7. CHEM 437A. Biochemistry II: Lecture (3)
  8. CHEM 437B. Biochemistry II: Laboratory (1)
  9. CHEM 438A. Biochemistry III: Lecture (3)
  10. CHEM 438B. Biochemistry III: Laboratory (1)
  11. Ten units, choose Group A or B below:
    • Group A:
    • CHEM 451. Physical Chemistry for Biochemists I (5)
    • CHEM 452. Physical Chemistry for Biochemists II (5)
    • Group B:
    • CHEM 455. Physical Chemistry I (5)
    • CHEM 456. Physical Chemistry II (5)
  12. One course chosen from:
    • CHEM 470. Bioinorganic Chemistry (3)
    • CHEM 475. Inorganic Chemistry (5)
  13. CHEM 590A. Chemistry Seminar I (1)
  14. CHEM 590B. Chemistry Seminar II (1)
  15. BIOL 300. Cell Physiology (5)
  16. One course chosen from:
    • BIOL 320. Microorganisms (6)
    • BIOL 400. Molecular Biology (5)
    • BIOL 423. Genetics (5)
    • BIOL 424. Comparative Animal Physiology (6)
    • BIOL 431. Comparative Plant Physiology (6)
    • BIOL 440. Principles of Development (5)
    • BIOL 580. Neurobiology (4)
  17. CHEM 599. Undergraduate Comprehensive Examination (0) covering the major field of study, to be taken during the senior year.

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