Department of Chemistry

BS in Biochemistry

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To graduate as a chemistry major or minor in any of the programs, a student must earn a grade of C or better in all chemistry courses and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all other courses required for the major.

The minimum number of credits in chemistry and related areas (exclusive of the University's Core curriculum) required for the major in this track: 70-78.

The courses include: CHY 113 and 114; 115 and 116; 233; 251 and 252; 253 and 254; 373; 461 and 462; 463 and 464; either CHY 421 or 377 and 378. In addition either BIO 281 and 282 or BIO 107, 305 and 306 or BIO 107, 109, 409 and 410 or BIO 107, 109, 321 and 322. Also, BIO 105 and 106; PHY 121 and 114; PHY 123 and 116; MAT 152 and 153 are required. At least 12 credit hours beyond the 100-level must be taken within the Chemistry Department at USM.

USM Chemistry Club

The USM Chemistry Club is an ACS Student Chapter that works to educate and entertain students in K-12 about the principles of chemistry through engaging demonstrations.

In addition to performing demonstrations, the USM Chemistry Club presents chemistry research from a variety of fields at the annual national ACS conference.

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