Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Master of Arts in Teaching (with Teaching Certificate)

To earn an Accelerated BS in Biochemistry and MAT with Teaching Certificate, a student must complete all basic requirements for the BS degree with a major in Biochemistry, as well as additional coursework at the graduate level. (See Graduate Catalog for details of graduate requirements, including eligibility and admission).

BS in Biochemistry

Requirements for a Major in Biochemistry

Thirty-nine semester hours including the following:
Required Courses
CHE 1301
CHE 1101
Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE 1302
CHE 1102
Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHE 2416Laboratory Measurements and Techniques4
CHE 3331Organic Chemistry I3
CHE 3332Organic Chemistry II3
CHE 3238Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHE 4001Exit Examination0
CHE 4225Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHE 4141Modern Biochemistry Laboratory1
CHE 4142Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory1
CHE 4151Undergraduate Seminar I1
CHE 4327Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences3
CHE 4341General Biochemistry3
CHE 4342Topics in Human Biochemistry3
Five semester hours of 4000-level CHE 15
Required Courses in Other Fields
BIO 1305
BIO 1105
Modern Concepts of Bioscience
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
or BIO 1405 Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts I
BIO 1306
BIO 1106
Modern Concepts of Bioscience, continued
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
or BIO 1406 Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts II
Two 2000-4000 level, 3-4 hr BIO courses 26
MTH 1321Calculus I3
MTH 1322Calculus II3
PHY 1420General Physics I4
PHY 1430General Physics II4
Total Hours67

Excluding CHE 4321 Physical Chemistry I and CHE 4151 Undergraduate Seminar I. It is recommended that CHE 4316 Instrumental Analysis be included in the five hour total. A maximum of three semester hours of CHE 4V98 Senior Research Problems may count toward this requirement. Undergraduate research in chemistry is strongly encouraged.


It is recommended that BIO 4306 Molecular Genetics and Genomics - BIO 4106 Molecular Genetics and Genomics Laboratory be taken as one of the two courses. BIO 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology of Motion and Innervation and BIO 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology of Metabolism and Processing cannot be used to complete this requirement.

MAT with Teaching Certificate