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Bachelor of Science with Biochemistry Concentration

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers three American Chemical Society (ACS) certified degrees.  Perhaps the most versatile degree is the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration.  This degree is also the second-most popular degree in the department. 

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Biochemistry Curriculum

The biochemistry curriculum is centered on the five traditional chemistry sub-disciplines:

  1. analytical chemistry
  2. organic chemistry
  3. physical chemistry
  4. inorganic chemistry
  5. biochemistry

Students also select from electives in advanced biochemistry and biology to complete their biochemistry coursework.  Finally, many students gain further lab experience by conducting undergraduate research.  

Course Planning Guide

Freshman Year, Fall Semester
3 ENGL 1101 A
3 CHEM 1211 F
1 CHEM 1211L F
3/4 MATH 1113 or 1450 A
3 Social Science E
3 Area B Global Course B
Freshman Year, Spring Semester
3 ENGL 1102 A
3 CHEM 1212 F
1 CHEM 1212L F
4 MATH 1450 or 2460 D
3 Fine Arts COMM 1110 C
Sophomore Year, Fall Semester
3 CHEM 3441 Major
1 CHEM 3441L Major
4/3 MATH 2460 or 2400 D/Major/Add. Req.
4 FOR LANG 1002 B
4 BIOL 1107K D
Sophomore Year, Spring Semester
3 CHEM 3442 Major
1 CHEM 3442L Major
3 CHEM 2734 Major
2 CHEM 2734L F
4 BIOL 1108K D
3 Area C Lit. Course C
Junior Year, Fall Semester
4 CHEM 4841K Major
4 CHEM 4744K Major
3 PHYS 2211 F
1 PHYS 2211L F
3 US/GA History/Govt. E
Junior Year, Spring Semester
3/4 CHEM 4824 or 4842K Con.
1 CHEM 3911 Major
3 PHYS 2212 F
1 PHYS 2212L F
3 Behavioral Science E
4 BIOL 3220K Con.
Senior Year, Fall Semester
3 CHEM 3541 Major
1 CHEM 3541L Major
3 CHEM 4244 Major
3-4 BIOL 3XXX/4XXX Con.
3-5 Electives (any level) None
0-2 CHEM 4X00L Con./electives
Senior Year, Spring Semester
3/4 CHEM 4824 or 4842K Con.
3-4 BIOL 3XXX/4XXX Con.
1 CHEM 4244L Major
1 CHEM 4912 Major
3-5 Electives (any level) None
0-2 CHEM 4X00L Con./electives


  1. It should be emphasized that this is a typical program of study leading to the BS in Biochemistry. A student could satisfy all requirements for the degree in four years by taking the courses indicated.
  2. Students may choose courses other than those indicated to satisfy Areas A-F of the Core and the upper-level requirements in the major.
  3. It would be possible to take the courses in a different order but attention should be paid to the prerequisites or corequisites associated with many courses.
  4. Elective (upper level) indicates any 3000-4000 number course; Elective (any level) indicates any 1000-4000 number course. 
  5. University of North Georgia students are required to complete ENGL 1101 and 1102 in their first 30 attempted hours.

What can you do with a career in chemistry?

The B.S. Degree in Chemistry with a Biochemistry Concentration is a versatile degree that opens many doors.  Students graduating from UNG with a B.S. in Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration go on to pursue careers in chemical industry; work for local, state, or federal agencies; or pursue advanced degrees from professional or graduate schools.  This degree is especially well-suited for students wanting to attend medical school, pharmacy school, veterinary medicine school, dental school, optometry school, or graduate school in biochemistry.  In addition, the B.S. in Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration is an excellent degree for those individuals wishing to enter the highly-competitive biotechnology field.

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