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Chemistry—Pre-Medicine Major (B.S.)

Admissions Information

Degree Requirements

Major code BS3314

Sample Curriculum 

Faculty Contact: Dr. Lauren McMills, director of general chemistry

Program Overview

The chemistry–pre-medicine B.S. degree program provides a solid background in the chemistry, biochemistry, biological sciences, mathematics and physics courses that are required for medical school.

Careers and Graduate School

Students with a B.S. degree in chemistry–pre-medicine typically go on to medical school. However, other higher education and career opportunities also exist depending on the interest of the graduate.

Upon completion the requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in chemistry, students are eligible for professional status in the American Chemical Society. Completion of a B.A. degree in chemistry does not qualify students for certification.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change to Program Policy: Students wishing to change or add a chemistry major or minor at Ohio University should go to the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences located on the first floor of Wilson Hall (College Green).

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

University-wide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all University-wide graduation requirements.

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences

View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences.

Chemistry Pre-medicine/Pre-dentistry Major-Departmental Requirements

Complete a total of 38 semester hours of CHEM coursework, including the following:

  • CHEM 1510 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • CHEM 1520 - Fundamentals of Chemistry II Credit Hours: 4.0
  • CHEM 2410 - Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis and Electrochemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 2410L - Analytical Chemistry I Lab Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 3050 - Organic Chemistry I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3060 - Organic Chemistry II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3080 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 3090 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 3510 - Physical Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3760 - Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4310 - Analytical Chemistry II: Chromatography and Spectroscopy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4310L - Analytical Chemistry II Lab Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 4901 - Biochemistry I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4902 - Biochemistry II Credit Hours: 3.0

Extra-departmental Courses

Complete the following courses:

  • BIOS 1700 - Biological Sciences I: Molecules and Cells Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 1705 - Biological Sciences I: Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • BIOS 1710 - Biological Sciences II: Ecology, Evolution, Animal Body Systems Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 1715 - Biological Sciences II Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • BIOS 3030 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Credit Hours: 4.0
  • BIOS 3100 - General Genetics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 3220: General Microbiology (3 credits) and BIOS 3225: General Microbiology Laboratory (2 credits)
  • or
  • BIOS 4070 - Developmental Biology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 3430: Principles of Physiology (3 credits) and BIOS 3435: Principles of Physiology Laboratory (2 credits)
  • MATH 2301 - Calculus I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • MATH 2302 - Calculus II Credit Hours: 4.0
  • PHYS 2001 - Introduction to Physics Credit Hours: 4.0
  • PHYS 2002 - Introduction to Physics Credit Hours: 4.0
  • PSY 2110 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 4.0

Chemistry Materials Fee

All chemistry laboratory courses have a consumable materials fee. In addition, students must purchase a $20 breakage card from the Office of the Bursar, the unused portion of which will be refunded.

 

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