Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Chemistry with Emphasis in Biochemistry

This major is no longer available to any students entering Loyola after academic year 2011–2012. Only students currently declared chemistry with biochemistry emphasis may complete this major.

Requirements include the Loyola Core Curriculum including the writing-intensive and language requirement, twelve chemistry courses totaling 39 credit hours, two mathematics courses totaling 8 hours, six biology courses totaling 13 credit hours, four physics courses totaling 8 credit hours. Chemistry 300 (Undergraduate Research) is strongly recommended.

Chemistry Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Chemistry 105 Chemical Principles 4
Chemistry 106 Basic Inorganic Chemistry 4
Chemistry 221 Organic Chemistry I 4
Chemistry 222 Organic Chemistry II 4
Chemistry 212 Elementary Quantitative Analysis Lecture 3
Chemistry 214 Elementary Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
Chemistry 301 Physical Chemistry I 4
Chemistry 302 Physical Chemistry II 3
Chemistry 303 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
Chemistry 361 Survey in Biochemistry (see notes below) 3
Chemistry 362 Current Concepts in Biochemistry 3
Chemistry 363 Biochemistry Laboratory 2
Chemistry 340 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
Math Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Math 161 Calculus I 4
Math 162 Calculus II 4
Biology Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Biology 101 Introduction to Biology I 3
Biology 102 Introduction to Biology II 3
Biology 111 Introduction to Biology Laboratory I 1
Biology 112 Introduction to Biology Laboratory II 1
Biology 282 Genetics 3
Biology 283 Genetics Laboratory 2
Physics Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Physics 111 College Physics I 3
Physics 112 College Physics II 3
Physics 131 College Physics Laboratory I 1
Physics 132 College Physics Laboratory II 1

Core requirements can be found at http://www.luc.edu/core/.

Please visit http://www.luc.edu/cas/academics_degreerequirements.shtml#college to view other CAS requirements.

For chemistry course descriptions, pre and co-requisite information, and math requirement information please visit http://www.luc.edu/chemistry/courses_undergrad.shtml.

All chemistry majors are assigned a chemistry faculty advisor. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis, at least twice a year, for assistance with your chemistry schedule, research possibilities, graduate school information and more. If you do not know who your advisor is please call the chemistry department at 773.508.3100 or come to the department office located in Flanner Hall room 125.