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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
This program is designed to meet the needs of those students who are primarily interested in preparing for careers in such areas as biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, neurochemistry,
medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy.
 
Students who complete the B.S. in Biochemistry will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
 
1. Complete laboratory report using standard writing protocol
2. Recognize ethical issues
3. Demonstrate Christian values awareness
4. Demonstrate proficiency in chemical concepts and applications related to matter
5. Demonstrate proficiency in molecular structure, properties, nomenclature and reactions of various families of bioorganic molecules
 
Major Requirements:
CH 142 General Chemistry and Laboratory...............................................................4 hours
CH 211 Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory............................................................4 hours
CH 311-312 Organic Chemistry and Laboratory........................................................8 hours
CH 341 Physical Chemistry and Laboratory..............................................................4 hours
CH 350 or 351 Chemistry Seminar........................................................................... 1 hour
CH 401-402 Biochemistry and Laboratory................................................................ 8 hours
CH 410 Applied Chemistry and Laboratory................................................................4 hours
CH 411 Instrumental Methods and Laboratory ........................................................ 4 hours
CH 490 or CH 491 or CH 492 Research & Independent Study.................................2 hours
BI 132 General Biology and Laboratory ....................................................................4 hours
BI 321 Genetics.........................................................................................................3 hours
BI 481 Human Gross Anatomy I or BI 460 Cell and Molecular Biology.....................4 hours
MA 172 Calculus II.....................................................................................................4 hours
PH 103-104 General Physics and Laboratory...........................................................8 hours
Total .......................................................................................................................62 hours
 
Minor is not required
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Mathematics & Science
BI 131 General Biology and Laboratory.....................................................................4 hours
CH 141 General Chemistry and Laboratory...............................................................4 hours
MA 171 Calculus I (MA 121-122 may be required first).............................................4 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
This is a five-year program in collaboration with the University of Alabama in Huntsville where the student spends three years at Oakwood and two years at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. After successful completion of all requirements, the University of Alabama in Huntsville will grant the degree of B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Oakwood will grant the degree of B.S. in Chemistry.
 
Students who complete the B.S. in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering program will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
 
1. Complete laboratory report using standard writing protocol
2. Recognize ethical issues
3. Demonstrate Christian values awareness
4. Demonstrate proficiency in chemical concepts and applications related to matter
5. Demonstrate proficiency in molecular structure, properties, nomenclature and reactions of various families of inorganic and organic molecules
6. Demonstrate chemistry laboratory skills that are transferable to solving chemical engineering design problems
 
Major Requirements:
CH 142 General Chemistry and Laboratory.............................................................4 hours
CH 311-312 Organic Chemistry and Laboratory......................................................8 hours
CH 211 Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory...........................................................4 hours
CH 341 Physical Chemistry and Laboratory............................................................4 hours
MA 172 Calculus II...................................................................................................4 hours
MA 271 Calculus III..................................................................................................4 hours
MA 311 Differential Equations..................................................................................3 hours
MA 321 Probability and Statistics..............................................................................3 hours
PH 121-122 General Physics (Calculus based) and Laboratory...............................8 hours
Total.......................................................................................................................38 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Mathematics & Science
CH 141 General Chemistry and Laboratory...............................................................4 hours
MA 171 Calculus I (MA 121-122 may be required first).............................................4 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
This program is designed to meet the needs of those chemistry majors who are primarily interested in a professional career in chemistry or graduate studies. This program prepares the student either for work in the chemical industry or for advanced studies in graduate school. Students who complete the B.S. in Chemistry will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
 
1. Complete laboratory report using standard writing protocol
2. Recognize ethical issues
3. Demonstrate Christian values awareness
4. Demonstrate proficiency in chemical concepts and applications related to matter
5. Demonstrate proficiency in molecular structure, properties, nomenclature and reactions of various families of organic molecules
 
Major Requirements:
CH 142 General Chemistry and Laboratory ............................................................ 4 hours
CH 211 Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory........................................................... 4 hours
CH 311-312 Organic Chemistry and Laboratory...................................................... 8 hours
CH 341-342 Physical Chemistry and Laboratory..................................................... 8 hours
CH 350 or CH 351 Chemistry Seminar.................................................................... 1 hour
CH 401 Biochemistry and Laboratory.......................................................................4 hours
CH 410 Applied Chemistry and Laboratory...............................................................4 hours
CH 411 Instrumental Methods and Laboratory.........................................................4 hours
CH 490 or CH 491 or CH 492 Research & Independent Study................................2 hours
MA 172-271 Calculus................................................................................................8 hours
MA 308 Linear Algebra..............................................................................................3 hours
MA 311 Differential Equations...................................................................................3 hours
PH 103-104 General Physics and Laboratory...........................................................8 hours
Total.......................................................................................................................61 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Mathematics & Science
BI 131 General Biology and Laboratory.....................................................................4 hours
CH 141 General Chemistry and Laboratory...............................................................4 hours
MA 171 Calculus I (MA 121,122, or 123 may be required first).................................4 hours
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Minor in Chemistry
CH 141-142 General Chemistry and Laboratory.......................................................8 hours
CH 211 Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory............................................................4 hours
CH 311-312 Organic Chemistry and Laboratory.......................................................8 hours
CH 350 or CH 351 Chemistry Seminar.................................................................... 1 hour
Total.......................................................................................................................21 hours
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