The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

B.S. in Chemistry (3-year plan for pre-med students)

The chemistry program, which satisfies all requirements for entry to medical school, provides students with a solid background in the fields of basic sciences and practical research. This program prepares students to competitively pass the standard Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) required by the medical school. On one hand, students enrolled in this program are subjected to a variety of concepts and laboratory experiences that improve their ability to compete for admission to medical schools. On the other hand, senior students can readily participate in local or international internship programs to increase their chances of obtaining a permanent and lucrative job in the industry or academia. Alternatively, students who graduate from this program can pursue graduate studies (Masters and Ph.D.) in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry or material science, to name a few. 

Suggested three-year study plan

Year One

Fall

Number Course Cr.
ENG2— LACC English Course* 3
CHM203 Qualitative Analysis 2
CHM201 Chemistry Principles 3
MTH201 Calculus III 3
BIO201 General Biology I* 4
CSC201 Computer Applications 1

*A list of Liberal Arts Core Curriculum courses (LACC) and elective courses can be found here.

Spring

Number Course Cr.
PHY201 Electricity & Magnetism 4
CHM202 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM204 Quantitative Analysis 2
BIO 202 General Biology II 4
—- Liberal Arts Elective (Social Sciences)* 3

*SOC 201 (3 Cr.) and PSY 201 (3 Cr.) are both strongly recommended courses for students preparing for the Medical College Admission Test. 

Year Two

Fall

Number Course Cr.
CHM311 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM313 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CHM330 Physical Chemistry I 4
BIO321 Genetics* 3
PHY301 Classical Physics for Life Science** 3
PED—- LACC Physical Education *** 1

Spring

Number Course Cr.
CHM312 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM314 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
BCH301 Introduction to Biochemistry 4
CHM332 Physical Chemistry II 3
ENG2— LACC English Course* 3
HLT201 Basic Health 1

*A list of Liberal Arts Core Curriculum courses (LACC) and elective courses can be found here.

Year Three

Fall

Number Course Cr.
CHM420 Inorganic Chemistry 4
PHL—- Liberal Arts Elective (Philosophy)* 3
CHM499 Senior Study 3
CHM—- Chemistry Elective 3
ARA2— LACC Arabic Course* 3

*A list of Liberal Arts Core Curriculum courses (LACC) and elective courses can be found here.

Spring

Number Course Cr.
—- Liberal Arts Elective (Arts)* 3
CHM—- Chemistry Lab Elective 2
ENG2—/3— Liberal Arts Elective (Literature)* 3
STA205 Biostatistics** 3
CHM334 Physical Chemistry Lab 2
ETH201 LACC Moral Reasoning  1

 

 

 

 

 

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