Chemistry and Biochemistry - Undergraduate Programs

Academic Advising: 817-272-9687

Overview

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers four programs of study leading to a bachelor's degree and two leading to both a 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 a combined Bachelor of Science-Master of Science in Chemistry, and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

  • 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, 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.

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.

  • CHEM 1441 and CHEM 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.

Declaring a Second Major in Chemistry

A person who satisfies the requirements for any other baccalaureate degree qualifies for having chemistry named as a second major upon completion of the following courses:

CHEM 1441GENERAL CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM 1442GENERAL CHEMISTRY II4
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2181ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2182ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 2285QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 3315INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
Chemistry Electives Chosen with the Chemistry Advisor6
Total Hours33

Please note that a second major in Chemistry is not the same as a double major in which students complete the requirements for a second degree.

Please see the undergraduate chemistry advisor for additional information.

Teacher Certification

Students interested in earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry with secondary teacher certification should refer to the “Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry with UTeach Physical Science Certification” degree plan or the "Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry with UTeach Chemistry Certification" degree plan for teacher certification requirements.

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.

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 as approved by the departmental undergraduate advisor.

Chemistry Course Registration & Requirements

Students may not be "pre-enrolled" in chemistry courses while pre-requisite courses at another institution are pending grades. Only UT Arlington credits may be used for pre-enrollment purposes. 

Blackboard grades (or other learning-management system grades) may not be used as proof of completion for a pre-requisite course. Students must submit either an official transcript to the registrar's office, or submit a transcript with a letter grade for the pre-requisite course to the undergraduate chemistry advisor in order to be enrolled in a chemistry course. If a student is submitting the transcript via email, the email must be sent from their UTA email address.

The ACS-certified degree programs (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry) require the capstone course CHEM 3322.  The capstone course is meant to test students in their knowledge of Math, Physics, and Chemistry in order to assess their cumulative knowledge of the sciences needed for success in their profession. This course requirement may not be satisfied with transfer credit without the approval of the undergraduate curriculum committee of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Undergraduate Degrees

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.

The University Core Curriculum consists of 42 credit hours from University Core Curriculum.

Pre-Professional Courses
Recommended Core Requirements
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
See General Core Requirements for Creative Arts3
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
See General Core Requirements for Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
See General Core Requirements for Social and Behavioral Sciences3
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
See General Core Requirements for Foundational Component Area3
PHYS 1441GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1442GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II4
Program Requirements
14 hours in a single modern/classical language or eight hours in a language plus six advanced hours from one liberal arts area cluster to be chosen with the guidance of the undergraduate advisor 1A14
Biology or Geology for science majors courses 1B8
Professional Courses
Major
CHEM 1341GENERAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 1181GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 1342GENERAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 1182GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY 1C3
CHEM 2343SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY I3
CHEM 2144SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY II1
CHEM 3315INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3175BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 3317INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4101SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY1
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
Select one from the following:2
INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER CHEMISTRY
LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMISTRY
BIOCHEMISTRY II
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
Advanced electives at the 3000 or 4000 level sufficient to meet the 36 advanced hours requirement17
All students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research
Total Hours120

The minimum biology requirement for premedical students is BIOL 1441 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY and three additional courses. Specifically, BIOL 3444 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY and BIOL 3345 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY are recommended plus three additional hours.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 14414CHEM 14424
MATH 14264MATH 24254
BIOL 1441 or GEOL 13011C4BIOL 1442 or GEOL 13021C4
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
UNIV 11311 
 16 15
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 23213CHEM 23223
CHEM 21811CHEM 21821
PHYS 14414CHEM 23353
Language, Philosophy, and Culture3CHEM 22852
Modern/Classical Language1A4PHYS 14424
 Modern/Classical Language1A4
 15 17
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33153CHEM 43113
CHEM 31751POLS 23123
POLS 23113Modern/Classical Language1A3
Modern/Classical Language1A3Creative Arts3
Advanced Elective6Advanced Elective3
 16 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33173CHEM 3000 level or above (can be up to 3 hrs)2
CHEM 41011HIST 13123
HIST 13113Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Foundational Component Area3Advanced Electives3
Advanced Electives5 
 15 11
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry with Chemistry Teacher Certification (UTeach Program)

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

The University Core Curriculum consists of 42 credit hours from University Core Curriculum.

Pre-Professional Courses
Recommended Core Requirements
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
See General Core Requirements for Creative Arts3
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
PHIL 2314PERSPECTIVES ON SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS3
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
See General Core Requirements for Social and Behavioral Sciences3
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
PHYS 1441GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1442GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II4
Program Requirements
MODL 1442TOPICS IN MODERN LANGUAGE LEVEL II4
BIOL 1441CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
BIOL 1442EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY4
Elective Course2
Professional Courses
SCIE 1201STEP 1: INQUIRY APPROACHES TO TEACHING2
SCIE 1202STEP 2: INQUIRY-BASED LESSON DESIGN2
SCIE 4107STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR1
SCIE 4607STUDENT TEACHING FOR SECONDARY GRADES6
EDUC 4331KNOWING AND LEARNING IN MATH AND SCIENCE3
EDUC 4332CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS3
EDUC 4333MULTIPLE TEACHING PRACTICES IN MATH AND SCIENCE3
Major
CHEM 1341GENERAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 1181GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 1342GENERAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 1182GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 2343SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY I3
CHEM 2144SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY II1
CHEM 3315INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3175BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 3317INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4101SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY1
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 4343RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH3
CHEM 4461INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS4
Select one from the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER CHEMISTRY
BIOCHEMISTRY II
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
All students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research.
Total Hours120

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
CHEM 11811CHEM 11821
MATH 14264MATH 24254
SCIE 12012SCIE 12022
ENGL 13013PHYS 14414
POLS 23113ENGL 13023
UNIV 11311 
 17 17
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 23213CHEM 23223
CHEM 23353CHEM 21441
CHEM 23433PHYS 14424
EDUC 43313EDUC 43323
HIST 13113MODL 14424
 15 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
POLS 23123CHEM 43113
HIST 13123CHEM 43433
CHEM 33153CHEM 44614
CHEM 31751PHIL 23143
CHEM 33173Elective Course2
 13 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
EDUC 43333SCIE 41071
BIOL 14414SCIE 46076
CHEM 41011BIOL 14424
Social and Behavioral Sciences3Creative Arts3
Advanced Chemistry Elective3 
 14 14
Total Hours: 120

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

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

The University Core Curriculum consists of 42 credit hours from University Core Curriculum.

Pre-Professional Courses
Recommended Core Requirements
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
See General Core Requirements for Creative Arts3
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
PHIL 2314PERSPECTIVES ON SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS3
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
See General Core Requirements for Social and Behavioral Sciences3
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
PHYS 1443GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1444GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II4
Program Requirements
PHYS 2315INTRODUCTORY ASTROPHYSICS3
PHYS 3313INTRODUCTION TO MODERN PHYSICS3
PHYS 3445OPTICS4
PHYS 3455ELECTRONICS4
BIOL 1441CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
BIOL 1442EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY4
Professional Courses
SCIE 1201STEP 1: INQUIRY APPROACHES TO TEACHING2
SCIE 1202STEP 2: INQUIRY-BASED LESSON DESIGN2
SCIE 4107STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR1
SCIE 4607STUDENT TEACHING FOR SECONDARY GRADES6
EDUC 4331KNOWING AND LEARNING IN MATH AND SCIENCE3
EDUC 4332CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS3
EDUC 4333MULTIPLE TEACHING PRACTICES IN MATH AND SCIENCE3
Major
CHEM 1341GENERAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 1181GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 1342GENERAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 1182GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 2343SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY I3
CHEM 2144SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY II1
CHEM 3315INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3175BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 4343RESEARCH METHODS - UTEACH3
CHEM 3317INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
or CHEM 4318 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
All students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research.
Total Hours120

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
CHEM 11811CHEM 11821
MATH 14264MATH 24254
SCIE 12012PHYS 14434
ENGL 13013SCIE 12022
POLS 23113ENGL 13023
UNIV 11311 
 17 17
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 23213CHEM 23223
CHEM 23353CHEM 21441
CHEM 23433EDUC 43323
EDUC 43313PHYS 23153
PHYS 14444HIST 13113
 16 13
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 43113CHEM 33173
POLS 23123CHEM 33153
PHYS 33133CHEM 31751
PHIL 23143PHYS 34454
HIST 13123CHEM 43433
 15 14
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
EDUC 43333SCIE 41071
BIOL 14414SCIE 46076
PHYS 34554BIOL 14424
Social and Behavioral Sciences3Creative Arts3
 14 14
Total Hours: 120

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.

The University Core Curriculum consists of 42 credit hours from University Core Curriculum.

Pre-Professional Courses
Recommended Core Requirements
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
See General Core Requirements for Creative Arts3
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
See General Core Requirements for Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
See General Core Requirements for Social and Behavioral Sciences3
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
MATH 2326CALCULUS III3
See General Core Requirements for Foundational Component Area3
PHYS 1443GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1444GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II4
Program Requirements
MATH 3319DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS & LINEAR ALGEBRA3
or MATH 3318 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Advanced PHYS course at 3000 level or above:3
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN PHYSICS
Biology or Geology for science majors courses 2A8
Professional Courses
Major
CHEM 1341GENERAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 1181GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 1342GENERAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 1182GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY 2B3
CHEM 2343SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY I3
CHEM 2144SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY II1
CHEM 3321PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 3181PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
CHEM 3322PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 3182PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
CHEM 3317INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4101SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY1
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 4318INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4346ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS3
CHEM 4461INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS4
CHEM 3000 level or above pre-approved by the undergraduate advisor3
Advanced electives at the 3000 or 4000 level sufficient to meet the 36 advanced hours requirement2
Electives sufficient to complete the total hours required for the degree5
All students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research
Total Hours120

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
CHEM 11811CHEM 11821
MATH 14264MATH 24254
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
BIOL 1441 or GEOL 13012A4BIOL 1442 or GEOL 13022A4
UNIV 11311 
 16 15
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 23213CHEM 23223
CHEM 23353CHEM 21441
CHEM 23433PHYS 14444
MATH 23263MATH 3319 or 33183
PHYS 14434Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
 16 14
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33213CHEM 33223
CHEM 31811CHEM 31821
CHEM 33173CHEM 43183
PHYS 33133POLS 23123
POLS 23113Creative Arts3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3Foundational Component Area3
 16 16
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 43113CHEM 43463
CHEM 41011CHEM 3000 level or above3
CHEM 44614HIST 13123
HIST 13113Electives 5
Advanced Electives2 
 13 14
Total Hours: 120

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.

The University Core Curriculum consists of 42 credit hours from University Core Curriculum.

Pre-Professional Courses
Recommended Core Requirements
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
See General Core Requirements for Creative Arts3
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
See General Core Requirements for Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
See General Core Requirements for Social and Behavioral Sciences3
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
MATH 2326CALCULUS III3
See General Core Requirements for Foundational Component Area3
PHYS 1443GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1444GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II4
Program Requirements
BIOL 1441CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
BIOL 3315GENETICS3
BIOL 3444GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY4
Professional Courses
Major
CHEM 1341GENERAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 1181GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 1342GENERAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 1182GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY 3A3
CHEM 2343SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY I3
CHEM 2144SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY II1
CHEM 3321PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 3181PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
CHEM 3322PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 3182PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
CHEM 4242LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMISTRY2
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 4312BIOCHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 4313METABOLISM AND REGULATION3
or CHEM 4316 BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS
CHEM 4314ENZYMOLOGY3
CHEM 3317INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
or CHEM 4318 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
CHEM 4346ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS3
CHEM 4461INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS4
Electives sufficient to complete the total hours required for the degree6
All students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research
Total Hours120

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
CHEM 11811CHEM 11821
MATH 14264MATH 24254
BIOL 14414ENGL 13023
ENGL 13013Creative Arts3
UNIV 11311 
 16 14
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 23213CHEM 23223
CHEM 23353CHEM 21441
CHEM 23433PHYS 14444
PHYS 14434BIOL 33153
MATH 23263Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
 16 14
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33213CHEM 33223
CHEM 31811CHEM 31821
CHEM 43113CHEM 43123
BIOL 34444CHEM 42422
HIST 13113HIST 13123
Social and Behavioral Science3Foundational Component Area3
 17 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 4313 or 43163CHEM 43463
CHEM 3317 or 43183CHEM 43143
CHEM 44614POLS 23123
POLS 23113Electives3
Electives3 
 16 12
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Chemistry

This program is recommended to students who plan to enter into medical and dental 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.

The University Core Curriculum consists of 42 credit hours from University Core Curriculum.

Pre-Professional Courses
Recommended Core Requirements
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
See General Core Requirements for Creative Arts3
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
See General Core Requirements for Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
See General Core Requirements for Social and Behavioral Sciences3
MATH 1421PREPARATION FOR CALCULUS4
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
See General Core Requirements for Foundational Component Area3
PHYS 1441GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1442GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II4
Program Requirements
BIOL 1441CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
BIOL 1442EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY4
BIOL 3444GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY4
Select two of the following:6
CELL PHYSIOLOGY
IMMUNOBIOLOGY
GENETICS (recommended)
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
Professional Courses
CHEM 1341GENERAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 1181GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 1342GENERAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 1182GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY 4A3
CHEM 2343SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY I3
CHEM 2144SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY II1
CHEM 3315INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3175BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 4242LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMISTRY2
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 4312BIOCHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 4313METABOLISM AND REGULATION3
or CHEM 4316 BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS
CHEM 4314ENZYMOLOGY3
CHEM 3317INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
or CHEM 4318 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
CHEM 4461INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS4
Advanced electives at the 3000 or 4000 level sufficient to meet the 36 advanced hours requirement1
Electives sufficient to complete the total hours required for the degree4
All students are strongly encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research
Total Hours120

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
CHEM 11811CHEM 11821
BIOL 14414BIOL 14424
ENGL 13013MATH 14264
MATH 14214ENGL 13023
UNIV 11311 
 16 15
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 23213CHEM 23223
CHEM 23353CHEM 21441
CHEM 23433PHYS 14424
PHYS 14414BIOL 33153
MATH 24254Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
 17 14
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33153CHEM 42422
CHEM 31751CHEM 43123
CHEM 43113BIOL 3301, 3312, or 33453
BIOL 34444HIST 13123
HIST 13113Foundational Component Area3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3 
 17 14
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 3317 or 43183CHEM 44614
CHEM 4313 or 43163CHEM 43143
POLS 23113POLS 23123
Elective4Creative Arts3
 Addvanced Elective1
 13 14
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for Fast-Track Program: Bachelor of Science and Master of Science 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. B.S. in Chemistry degree of this Fast-Track program is an American Chemical Society Certified degree.

FOUNDATION COURSES

Students must take the following 4 specific undergraduate CHEM courses in order to be admitted into the Fast Track program. The cumulative GPA required for the foundation courses is a 3.25. Students must also maintain a 3.3 GPA or higher in all CHEM courses completed at UTA, and have a cumulative GPA of a 3.3 or higher.

CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY3
One of the following two courses3
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
One of the following two courses3
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II

The University Core Curriculum consists of 42 credit hours from University Core Curriculum.

Pre-Professional Courses
Recommended Core Requirements
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
See General Core Requirements for Creative Arts3
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
See General Core Requirements for Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
See General Core Requirements for Social and Behavioral Sciences3
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
MATH 2326CALCULUS III3
See General Core Requirements for Foundational Component Area3
PHYS 1443GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1444GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II4
Program Requirements
MATH 3318DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3
or MATH 3319 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS & LINEAR ALGEBRA
Advanced PHYS course at 3000 level or above:3
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN PHYSICS
Biology or Geology for science majors courses 5A8
Professional Courses
CHEM 1341GENERAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 1181GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 1342GENERAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 1182GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY 5B3
CHEM 2343SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY I3
CHEM 2144SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY II1
CHEM 3317INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3321PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 3322PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 3182PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
CHEM 3181PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
CHEM 4101SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY1
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 4318INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4346ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS3
CHEM 4461INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS4
CHEM 4380UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH3
Advanced electives at the 3000 or 4000 level sufficient to meet the 36 advanced hours requirement.2
Electives sufficient to complete the total hours requirement for the undergraduate degree.5
Student's have the option of taking 9-10 hours worth of graduate courses for undergraduate credit that can also be used towards their master's in chemistry. Please see the Chemistry Advisor for possible graduate level coursework that can be used in place of undergraduate coursework.
Refer to the Graduate Catalog and the graduate advisor for MS in Chemistry degree requirements (Master's Degree with Thesis).30
Total Hours150

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
CHEM 11811CHEM 11821
MATH 14264MATH 24254
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
POLS 23113POLS 23123
UNIV 11311 
 15 14
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 23213CHEM 23223
CHEM 23353CHEM 21441
CHEM 23433MATH 23263
PHYS 14434PHYS 14444
Elective Course3Language, Philosophy, and Culture Requirement3
 16 14
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33213CHEM 3322 or 53615C3
CHEM 31811CHEM 31821
BIOL 14414CHEM 43183
MATH 33193PHYS 33133
HIST 13113HIST 13123
 Elective Course2
 14 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 3317 or 53415C3CHEM 4311 or 53315C3
CHEM 41011CHEM 43463
CHEM 4461 or 54215C4CHEM 43803
BIOL 14424Social and Behavioral Science3
Creative Arts3Foundational Component Course3
Advanced Elective Course2 
 17 15
Total Hours: 120

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

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. B.S. in Biochemistry degree of this Fast-Track program is an American Chemical Society Certified degree.

FOUNDATION COURSES

Students must take the following 3 specific undergraduate courses in order to be admitted into the Fast Track program. The cumulative GPA required for the foundation courses is a 3.3. Students must also maintain a 3.3 GPA or higher in all CHEM courses completed at UTA, and have a cumulative GPA of a 3.3 or higher.

BE 3380HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY IN BE3
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3

The University Core Curriculum consists of 42 credit hours from University Core Curriculum.

UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
Communications Core Requirement:
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
History Core Requirement:
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Political Science Core Requirement:
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
See General Core Requirements for Social and Behavioral Sciences3
See General Core Requirements for Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
See General Core Requirements for Creative Arts3
Degree Requirements:
Math:
MATH 1426CALCULUS I4
MATH 2425CALCULUS II4
MATH 2326CALCULUS III3
MATH 3319DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS & LINEAR ALGEBRA3
Biology Requirements:
BIOL 1441CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
BIOL 3315GENETICS3
Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Requirements:
BE 3380HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY IN BE3
BE 4337TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING3
Physics Requirements:
PHYS 1443GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 1444GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II4
Chemistry Requirements:
CHEM 1341GENERAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 1181GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 1342GENERAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 1182GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES1
CHEM 2321ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2322ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2335QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 2343SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY I3
CHEM 2144SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY II1
CHEM 3321PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 3181PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
CHEM 3322PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 3182PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
CHEM 3317INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4311BIOCHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 4242LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMISTRY2
CHEM 4312BIOCHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 4461INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS4
Choose 1 of the following two courses:3
METABOLISM AND REGULATION
ENZYMOLOGY
Graduate Level BE Coursework: 6A
BE 5333NANO BIOMATERIALS AND LIVING-SYSTEMS INTERACTION3
BE 5365TISSUE ENGINEERING LAB3
BE 5372DRUG DELIVERY3
Electives sufficient to reach the 120 credit requirement.1
For information regarding the master's portion of this degree plan, please see the biomedical engineering department.
Total Hours120

 Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
CHEM 11811CHEM 11821
MATH 14264MATH 24254
BIOL 14414ENGL 13023
ENGL 13013Creative Arts3
UNIV 11311 
 16 14
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 23213CHEM 23223
CHEM 23353CHEM 21441
CHEM 23433MATH 33193
MATH 23263PHYS 14444
PHYS 14434Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
 16 14
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33213CHEM 33223
CHEM 31811CHEM 31811
CHEM 33173CHEM 43123
CHEM 43113CHEM 42422
BE 33803BE 43373
HIST 13113HIST 13123
 16 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 44614BE 53333
Choose 1 of the following selected courses:3BE 53653
 POLS 23123
 Social and Behavioral Sciences3
BE 53723Electives1
BIOL 33153 
POLS 23113 
 16 13
Total Hours: 120

Oral Communication and Computer Competency Requirements

For all chemistry degree programs except the UTeach certification degree programs, the university computer competency requirement will be met by: completion of CHEM 2335 QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY with the grade of "C" or above or taking CSE 1301 or by passing the University computer proficiency examination. For the UTeach certification degree programs, completion of EDUC 4331 KNOWING AND LEARNING IN MATH AND SCIENCE fulfills the requirement.

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 CHEM 4314 (required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Chemistry).  For the UTeach certification degree programs, completion ofSCIE 1201  or SCIE 1334 (required for the UTeach programs) fulfills the requirement.

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

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 lecture courses, which satisfy a degree requirement for one of the degrees offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry may be used. Research courses, Chemistry Readings, and Internship credits may not be used towards the chemistry minor. 

Declaring a Minor in Biochemistry

Students who wish to obtain a minor in Biochemistry must take at least 18 semester hours of chemistry which must include CHEM 4311 and CHEM 4312. Only courses which satisfy a degree requirement for one of the degrees offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry may be used.