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CHEMISTRY B.S. WITH CONCENTRATION IN MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
FOUR-YEAR/EIGHT SEMESTER, 120-CREDIT HOUR PROGRAM
scheduled to allow completion of UNMC College of Pharmacy entrance requirements in three years.

A B.A. degree in chemistry requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of approved chemistry courses.


The eight credit hours of required introductory courses are General Chemistry (CHEM 1180 - CHEM 1184 and CHEM 1190 - CHEM 1194).


The 23 credit hours of required foundational courses are: Organic (CHEM 2250, CHEM 2260 - CHEM 2274), Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 2400 - CHEM 2404), Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 2500), and two courses and associated laboratories chosen from Physical Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEM 3350-CHEM 3354, CHEM 3360-CHEM 3364, CHEM 4650-CHEM 4654).


The other five credit hours must include either Instrumental Methods (CHEM 3414) or Instrumental Analysis and laboratory (CHEM 4400 - CHEM 4404 ), with the remaining credit(s) to be selected from chemistry courses approved for the B.S. degree.


The required cognates are MATH 1950, MATH 1960, and a year sequence of general physics (PHYS 2110 and PHYS 2120, or PHYS 1110 and PHYS 1120) and laboratories (PHYS 1154 and PHYS 1164).

For a B.A., the college requires completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level.

 

First Fall Semester
Engl 1150*i     (Comp I)                                 3-Credit Hours
Chem 1180*i    (General)                                3-Credit Hours
Chem 1184i      (Lab)                                      1-Credit Hours
Math 1950*i    (Calc I)                                    5-Credit Hours
Biol 1450*i                                                      5-Credit Hours
17 Total Credit Hours
*By Placement

First Spring Semester
Spch               (requirement)                        3-Credit Hours
Chem 1190i     (General)                                 3-Credit Hours
Chem 1194i     (Lab)                                       1-Credit Hour
Math 1960       (Calc II)                                  5-Credit Hours
1st World Civi                                                 3-Credit Hours
15 Total Credit Hours

First Summer Semester
Biol 2740        (Phys/Anatomy)                      4-Credit Hours
Biol 2840ii       (Phys/Anatomy II)                  4-Credit Hours
8 Total Credit Hours

Second Fall Semester
Engl 1160i         (Comp II)                                3-Credit Hours
Chem 2250i     (Organic I)                              3-Credit Hours
Chem 2400i      (Quant)                                    3-Credit Hours
Chem 2404i     (Lab)                                       1-Credit Hour
Biol 2140i        (Genetics)                                4-Credit Hours
14 Total Credit Hours

Second Spring Semester
Biol 3020i        (Molecular Bio/Cell)               3-Credit Hours
Chem 2260i      (Organic II)                             3-Credit Hours
Chem 2274i     (Organic I&II Lab)                 2-Credit Hours
1st Soc Scii       (Psyc 1010)                             3-Credit Hours
1st Humanityi   (Phil e.g. 1210)                        3-Credit Hours
14 Total Credit Hours

Second Summer Semester
Acct 2010ii      (Accounting I)                                    3-Credit Hours
Statisticsii                                                        3-Credit Hours
6 Total Credit Hours

Third Fall Semester
Chem 4650i     (Biochem I)                             3-Credit Hours
Chem 4654i     (Lab)                                       3-Credit Hours
2nd Soc Scii      (Econ 2200)                            3-Credit Hours
Phys 2110 or 1110i                                         4-Credit Hours
Phys 1154i       (Lab 1110/2110)                     1-Credit Hour
2nd Humanity ,                                               3-Credit Hours
15 Total Credit Hours

Third Spring Semester
Chem 2500iii   (Intro, Inorganic)                    3-Credit Hours|          
OR Chem 3710iii (Medicinal)             3-Credit Hours|
3rd Soc Scii      (Psyc 2500)                             3-Credit Hours
Phys 2120i or 1120i                                         4-Credit Hours
Phys 1164i       (Lab 1120/2120)                     1-Credit Hour
3rd Humanity or 4th Soc Sci*iii,                                    3-Credit Hours
14 Total Credit Hours

Fourth Fall Semester
Chem 3350iii   (Physical)                                3-Credit Hours
Chem 3354iii   (Lab)                                       1-Credit Hour
Chem Lab/Researchiii                                      1-Credit Hour
2nd World Civiii                                               3-Credit Hours
3rd Humanity or 4th Soc Sciiii,v                         3-Credit Hours
Free Electives                                                  0 to 6 Credit Hours
11 to 17 Total Credit Hours

Fourth Spring Semester
            Chem 3710      (Medicinal)                              3-Credit Hours|
OR Chem 2500 (Intro, Inorganic)      3-Credit Hours|
Chem 4660      (Biochemistry II)                    3-Credit Hours
Chem 4664      (Lab)                                       1-Credit Hour
OR Chem 3210, 4230, 4240 & approved lab
4th Humanity                                                   3-Credit Hours
NSCI 3940    (Writing in Chemistry)            2-Credit Hours
Free Electives                                                  0 to 3 Credit Hours
12 to 15 Total Credit Hoursvii

 

                                               

 

Required or required elective of the UNO program and by UNMC College of  Pharmacy (CoP) for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program as a pre-pharmacy student.

These 14 credit-hour courses are required of pre-pharmacy students by CoP; none are directly applicable to the UNO B.S. program. Completion of all these and all UNO requirements listed totals 126 credit-hours. It would be possible to complete the 90 credit-hours required by CoP within six semesters by inserting these during the first three years in place of MATH 1960, CHEM 2500/3710, and the two Gen Ed humanities courses taken in the third year. The UNO B.S. degree could not be completed in two further semesters; and even with more time, such reordering would be an academic challenge.

Required or required elective in the UNO program, beyond minimal electives for pre-pharmacy.

Needs to fulfill cultural diversity requirements to maintain freedom of elective choice.

One of these two courses needs to fulfill the second diversity requirement for UNO: e.g. Gerontology, Global, US Cultural.

If none of the 14 credit hours of CoP-required courses are taken, eight credit hours of electives are required to complete the 120-credit hour degree.

This writing course, for chemistry majors, meets the 3-credit hour third writing course requirement.