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2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S. Biochemistry American Chemical Society Certified Track

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Advisement for the major is available from the Chemistry  Department

Chemistry, B.S. Biochemistry American Chemical Society Certified Track Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)

The Chemistry Department offers a broad selection of tracks for students seeking careers in chemistry and the physical sciences. The ACS-certified chemistry degree/biochemistry track is designed for highly motivated chemistry majors seeking a curriculum emphasizing biochemistry. This option is well suited for students who intend to enter graduate programs in biochemistry or closely related fields. When coordinated properly, completion of this track satisfies the requirements of most medical schools.

  • The Bachelor of Science in chemistry requires a minimum of 120 credits for graduation.

  • Chemistry majors must have at least a C average in the math and science courses required by the major.

  • Transfer students majoring in chemistry are required to complete at least 15 hours in chemistry at Salisbury University.

  • With the proper selection of Electives, a chemistry major can be used for entry into the professional programs of dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy or patent law (see Pre-Professional Programs  section). 


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

A. C or Better in One of the Following

B. Select One Course From:

Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)

A. Select One Course From:

B. Select One Course From:

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:

B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:

C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)

A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:

C. Select One Course From:

MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IVA (Lab Science), IVB (Non Lab Science), IVC (Mathematics)

Chemistry Major Core

Complete the Following (7 Courses):

Track Requirements

Chemistry Requirements (12 Courses)

Physics Requirements (2 Courses)

Biology Requirement (4 Courses)

Complete the Following:

Complete 2 of the Following 300/400-Level BIOL Courses:

Some courses in this list may require prerequisite courses not required by the chemistry major. Students need to plan accordingly.

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