A candidate for the bachelor’s degree must complete a total of at least 120 credits of college work. A candidate for a degree in Chemistry must fulfill the requirements of the Chemistry major and meet the general curricular requirements of the Camden College of Arts and Sciences. A description of the general curricular requirements are available in the Course Catalog.

We encourage chemistry students take 50:198:111, Programming Fundamentals as one of their General Education requirements.

To declare Chemistry as your major, go to the registrar’s office and tell them you are on the Chemistry, Biochemistry Track (Subject Code: 160B).

To remain in good standing, students may only receive one D grade in the chemistry/biochemistry lecture courses.

Click the folder icon to see a list of the required courses for the B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry Track.

NOTE: Students who matriculated before Fall 2019 may use the requirements listed in the 2016-2018 Course Catalog.

50:160:115  Chemical Principles I (4 credits)
50:160:125  Chemical Principles Lab I  (1 credit)
50:160:116  Chemical Principles II  (4 credits)
50:160:126  Chemical Principles Lab II  (1 credit)
50:160:335  Organic Chemistry I  (4 credits)
50:160:339  Organic Chemistry Lab I  (1 credit)
50:160:336  Organic Chemistry II  (4 credits)
50:160:340  Organic Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
50:160:326  Instrumental Analysis (3 credits)
50:160:330  Instrumental Analysis Lab  (1 credit)
50:160:345  Physical Chemistry I  (3 credits)
50:160:347  Physical Chemistry Lab I  (1 credit)
50:160:346  Physical Chemistry II  (3 credits)
50:160:348  Physical Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
50:115:403  General Biochemistry I (3 credits)
50:115:407  General Biochemistry Lab I (1 credit)
50:115:404  General Biochemistry II (3 credit)
50:115:408  General Biochemistry Lab II (1 credit)
50:160:492  Competence in Chemistry (Exit exam) (1 credit)
50:160:495  Research in Chemistry (2 credit)
50:160:496  Research in Chemistry (2 credit)

Students must also choose:
6 credits from list below. These must be distinct courses from the requirements listed above.
50:160:400-level  Any 400-level chemistry lecture or laboratory course
50:115:400-level  Any 400-level biochemistry lecture or laboratory course
56:160:500-level  Any 500-level graduate chemistry lecture or laboratory course
56:115:500-level  Any 500-level graduate biochemistry lecture or laboratory course
56:121:500-level  Any 500-level graduate Computational & Integrative Biology lecture course
OR
at least 3 credits from the chemistry courses listed above and one of the course options selected from:
50:960:283 Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
50:640:182  Elements of Probability (3 credits)
50:120:307 (with 308)  Genetics (with Genetics Lab) (3+1 credits)
50:120:311  Human Genetics (3 credits)
50:120:338 (with 339)  Immunology and Serology (with Immunology and Serology Lab) (3+1 credits)
50:120:341 (with 342)  General Physiology (with General Physiology Lab) (3+1 credits)
50:120:334 (with 335)  Cell Biology (with Cell Biology Lab) (3+1 credits)
50:120:480  Recombinant DNA Technology (3 credits)
50:120:444  Molecular Diagnostics (3 credits)
56:120:509  Cytogenetics (4 credits)
56:120:513  Population Genetics (3 credits)
56:121:500-level  Any 500- level graduate Computational & Integrative Biology lecture course

Additionally, students are required to complete the following courses from other departments:
50:640:121  Unified Calculus I (4 credits)
50:640:122  Unified Calculus II (4 credits)
50:160:221  Unified Calculus III (4 credits)
50:750:131  Elements of Physics I (3 credits)
50:750:133  Elements of Physics Lab I (1 credit)
50:750:132  Elements of Physics II (3 credits)
50:750:134  Elements of Physics Lab II (1 credit)
(Note: 50:750:131 & 132 is preferred, but may be substituted with 50:750:203 & 204)
50:120:101 General Biology I (3 credits)
50:120:107  General Biology II (3 credits)
50:120:305  Molecular Biology (3 credits)

Recommended 8-semester sequence of courses for B.S. Biochemistry Track:

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4

Year 1 – Fall (12 total credits toward major)
50:160:115, Chemical Principles I – 4 credits
50:160:125, Chemical Principles I Lab – 1 credit
50:120:101, General Biology I – 3 credits
50:120:107, General Biology I Lab – 1 credit (recommended)
50:640:121, Unified Calculus I – 4 credits

Year 1 – Spring (12 total credits toward major)
50:160:116, Chemical Principles II – 4 credits
50:160:126, Chemical Principles II Lab  – 1 credit
50:120:102, General Biology II – 3 credits
50:120:108, General Biology II Lab – 1 credit (recommended)
50:640:122, Unified Calculus II – 4 credits

Year 2 – Fall (13 total credits toward major)
50:160:335, Organic Chemistry I – 4 credits
50:160:339, Organic Chemistry I Lab  – 1 credit
50:750:131, Elements of Physics I – 3 credits
50:750:133, Elements of Physics I Lab – 1 credit
52:640:211, Unified Calculus III – 4 credits

Year 2 – Spring (9 total credits toward major)
50:160:336, Organic Chemistry II – 4 credits
50:160:340, Organic Chemistry II Lab  – 1 credit
50:750:132, Elements of Physics II – 3 credits
50:750:134, Introductory Physics II Lab – 1 credit

Year 3 – Fall (11 total credits toward major)
50:160:345, Physical Chemistry I – 3 credits
50:160:347, Physical Chemistry I Lab  – 1 credit
50:115:403, General Biochemistry I – 3 credits
50:115:407, General Biochemistry Lab I – 1 credit
50:120:305, Molecular Biology – 3 credit
50:120:306, Molecular Biology Lab – 1 credit (recommended)
Determine if 5-Year B.S./M.S. Program is of interest: Explore the 5-Year B.S./M.S. Accelerated Program and notify the Department of your interest by filling out the Notification of Interest form. If not interested or approved for B.S./M.S., the remaining sequence is recommended.

Year 3 – Spring (12 total credits toward major)
50:160:346, Physical Chemistry II – 3 credits
50:160:348, Physical Chemistry II Lab  – 1 credit
50:115:404, General Biochemistry II – 3 credits
50:115:408, General Biochemistry Lab II – 1 credit
50:160:326, Instrumental Analysis – 3 credit
50:160:330, Instrumental Analysis Lab – 1 credits
Prepare for Research: Explore Our Research and discuss potential projects with faculty. Develop a mutually agreed upon research timeline and plan for Year 4.

Year 4 – Fall (8 to 2 total credits toward major)
50:160:495, Research in Chemistry – 2 credits
Advanced approved courses – 6 to 0 credits, listed below*

Year 4 – Spring (3 to 9 total credits toward major)
50:160:496, Research in  Chemistry – 2 credits
Advanced approved courses, as needed – 0 to 6 credits, listed below*
50:160:492, Competence in Chemistry (Exit) – 1 credit
Obtain B.S. degree: apply for B.S. diploma using online diploma application

*Advanced Chemistry Courses
6 credits from:
50:160:400-level   Any 400-level chemistry lecture or laboratory course
50:115:400-level   Any 400-level biochemistry lecture or laboratory course
56:160:500-level   Any 500-level graduate chemistry lecture or laboratory course
56:115:500-level   Any 500-level graduate biochemistry lecture or laboratory course
OR
at least 3 credits from the chemistry courses listed above and one from:
50:960:283   Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
50:640:182   Elements of Probability (3 credits)
50:120:307 (with 308)   Genetics (with Genetics Lab) (3+1 credits)
50:120:311   Human Genetics (3 credits)
50:120:338 (with 339)   Immunology and Serology (with Immunology and Serology Lab) (3+1 credits)
50:120:341 (with 342)   General Physiology (with General Physiology Lab) (3+1 credits)
50:120:334 (with 335)   Cell Biology (with Cell Biology Lab) (3+1 credits)
50:120:480   Recombinant DNA Technology (3 credits)
50:120:444   Molecular Diagnostics (3 credits)
56:120:509   Cytogenetics (4 credits)
56:120:513   Population Genetics (3 credits)
56:121:500-level   Any 500- level graduate Computational & Integrative Biology lecture course