Mar 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry BS, Biochemistry Emphasis

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The chemistry department offers four options for a chemistry degree. 1) BS Chemistry, 2) BS Chemistry ACS Certified, 3) BS Chemistry Biochemistry Emphasis and 4) BS Chemistry Biochemistry Emphasis ACS Certified. Students interested in the chemistry major, regardless of track, should consult regularly with the chemistry majors advisor, Dr. Fishback. The advisor can help you select the track that best fits your future goals. A complete description of the four chemistry major’s programs may be obtained in the Department of Chemistry office or department website.

Qualified majors are strongly urged to participate in independent study, American Chemical Society (ACS) certification, and departmental honors programs. We also strongly encourage chemistry majors to participate in the department by serving as learning assistants or teaching assistants.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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 General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. The chemistry major with a biochemistry emphasis requires a minimum of 44 semester hours in Chemistry.
  2. Students must take at least 14 upper-division chemistry hours, including CHEM 4518 or CHEM 4538, in residency at CU Denver.
  3. The minimum grade in Chemistry courses is C- (1.7).
  4. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses applying to major requirements.
  5. A student who has declared a chemistry major at CU Denver may not take additional chemistry courses outside of the department for the purpose of applying those credits toward meeting the requirements of the major without prior written approval of the undergraduate advisor. No more than 3 hours of such pre-approved transfer credits will be allowed.
  6. All courses applied to the chemistry major need to be taken within ten years of the graduation date.

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