Major in Chemistry

The major in chemistry consists of 55 to 58 hours, including

  • CHEM 101-101L, 102-102L*, 221-221L, 222-222L, 311, 312, 380, 401-401L, 402-402L, and 450;
  • MATH 201, 202;
  • PHYS 1500, 1510

Select seven hours from the following:

  • BCHE 307-307L**
  • BCHE 308**
  • CHEM 322-322L,
  • CHEM 332,
  • CHEM 342,
  • CHEM 345,
  • CHEM 352,
  • or CHEM 458;

Select zero to three hours from the following:***

  • CHEM 398, 440, 444****, or 448

*All students must complete the American Chemical Society General Chemistry Exam with a grade of 60% or higher to receive credit for Chemistry 102.
**Only one semester of Biochemistry may count toward the major.
***Students enrolling in less than 3 hours of research (and accumulating less than 58 hours of major requirements) are required to take CHEM 440.
****CHEM 444 must be a departmentally approved research internship.

Major in Chemistry: Pharmacy Concentration (Dual Degree)

Students participating in this program will be expected to complete all Presbyterian College general education requirements. The major in chemistry with pre-pharmacy concentration consists of 82 to 87 hours, including

  • CHEM 101-101L, 102-102L*, 221-221L, 222-222L, 311, 401-401L;

Required Related Courses:

  • BIOL 1150-1150L, 1151-1151L;
  • MATH 202
  • PHYS 1500, 1510
  • SPCH 201

Select 1 course from the following:

  • BCHE 308,
  • BIOL 234,
  • CHEM 312,
  • CHEM 322-322L,
  • CHEM 332,
  • CHEM 342,
  • CHEM 345,
  • CHEM 352,
  • or CHEM 402-402L

Select 1 course from the following:

  • BIOL 302
  • BIOL 303-303L

Pharmacy Area Courses

  • BIOL 306
  • BIOL 311-311L

Select 1 course from the following:

  • ECON 201 or 202

Select 1 course from the following:

  • MATH 210
  • or STAT 320

Select 1 course from the following:

  • PSYC 201
  • or SOC 201

Capstone Experience:

  • To be approved by Chemistry Department

To satisfy this major, the following courses must be completed once enrolled as a student at the PC School of Pharmacy:

  • PHRM 5104
  • PHRM 5105
  • PHRM 5107
  • PHRM 6103

*All students must complete the American Chemistry Society General Chemistry Exam with a grade of 60% or higher to receive credit for CHEM 102.

All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the Pharmacy program.

Major in Biochemistry

Students who major in biochemistry must complete 66 to 70 hours, including

  • BCHE 307-307L, 308
  • BIOL 1150-1150L*, 1151-1151L*, and 234;
  • CHEM 101-101L, 102-102L, 221-221L**,
  • MATH 201, 202
  • PHYS 1500, 1510

Research (Each project requires directors’ approval)

  • BIOL or CHEM 398, 440 (Research), 444*** (Internship), or 448

Select 6 to 8 hours of Electives – 2 courses, at least 1 Biology

  • BIOL 209
  • BIOL 304
  • BIOL 306
  • BIOL 311-311L
  • BIOL 312
  • BIOL 318
  • BIOL 458 ***
  • CHEM 312
  • CHEM 332
  • CHEM 342
  • CHEM 345
  • CHEM 352
  • CHEM 402-402L****
  • CHEM 458***

*All students should take BIOL 1151-1151L. A grade of ‘C’ or higher in BIOL 1150-1150L or its approved equivalent course is required to enroll in BIOL 1151-1151L. A grade of ‘C’ or higher in BIOL 1151-1151L or its approved equivalent is required to enroll in any upper division biology course.

**All students must complete the American Chemical Society General Chemistry Exam with a grade of 60% or higher to receive credit for Chemistry 102.

***Requires unanimous departmental approval. 

****Students planning to attend graduate school in Biochemistry or Chemistry should take CHEM 402-402L

Minor in Chemistry

Students who minor in chemistry must complete 20 hours, including

  • CHEM 101-101L, 102-102L*, 221-221L, 222-222L,

and a minimum of four semester hours selected from

  • BCHE 307-307L,
  • BCHE 308,
  • CHEM 311,
  • CHEM 322-322L,
  • CHEM 332,
  • CHEM 342,
  • CHEM 345,
  • CHEM 352,
  • or CHEM 401.

Notes: All students must complete the American Chemical Society General Chemistry Exam with a grade of 60 percent or higher to receive credit for Chemistry 102.