College of Natural and Health Sciences
Contact: Michael D. Mosher, Ph.D., Chair
Location: Ross Hall 3480
Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.
Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.
The program consists of three parts:
- Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
- Required Major Credits
- University-Wide Credits
This program offers training in chemistry, mathematics and physics with a broad base in biological sciences and biochemistry. It provides a solid foundation in chemistry and biological sciences for those students planning to pursue professional studies in dentistry, medicine, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine.
Students completing this degree emphasis will meet the prerequisites to the professional schools listed above. Acceptance into these schools is competitive and students should register with and be advised by a faculty member in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Students completing this degree emphasis who wish to pursue graduate study in chemistry may be required to complete additional coursework in physical chemistry and/or mathematics depending on the entrance requirements of the specific graduate school.
Program Admission Requirements:
Academic Good Standing
- All students in the program must take an assessment examination before graduation.
- Students majoring in chemistry must earn a grade of “C” or better (C- is not acceptable) in all courses having a CHEM prefix which count toward the major.
- In accordance with University Policies, coursework earned more than 10 years prior to the date of matriculation to UNC may not be used to satisfy any major or minor requirements. Any exception to this policy is at the discretion of the academic program.
- Graduate level CHEM courses are recommended for juniors and seniors. Other recommended electives include MATH 132, MATH 221, MATH 335, STAT 150, PHYS 321 and PHYS 343.
- It is recommended that students have a fundamental background in computers.
- Juniors and seniors are expected to participate in Chemistry and Biochemistry’s undergraduate research program.
- Qualifying students may be eligible for a five-year program resulting in a B.S./M.S. degree. Consult your advisor early in your program for details.
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
Pre-Podiatry, and Pre-Pharmacy
1. Required Specified LAC — 21 credits
LAC area1b. — Intermediate Composition
LAC area 2 — Mathematics
LAC area 6 — Physical and Life Sciences
Remaining LAC — 19 credits
See “Liberal Arts Core”.
NOTE: Students need to select courses from LAC areas 7 and 8 that also count for areas 3, 4, or 5.
2. Required Major — 52-53 credits
Take all of the following courses:
Choose two of the following courses:
Choose one course from the CS or STAT prefixes (3 credits)
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3. University-Wide Credits — 27-28 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 27-28 credits.
NOTE: Students wishing to participate in the Honors Program should consult their advisors about Liberal Arts Core selections and other requirements.