In order to earn the bachelor of science degree with a major in chemistry, students must complete a minimum of 120 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0.
Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of science degree with a major in biochemistry.
I. General Education Requirements
For more details, see General Education
Minimum 28 units and 9 courses that include:
A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)
|CORE 001||Problem Solving & Oral Comm||3|
|CORE 002||Writing and Critical Thinking||4|
Note: 1) CORE Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer credits taken after high school are exempt from both CORE seminars. Students participating in the First Year Honors Program should complete an honors section of CORE 001 regardless of the number of college transfer units completed.
B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)
|At least one course from each of the following areas:|
Artistic Process & Creation
Civic & Global Responsibility
Language & Narratives
World Perspectives & Ethics
Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline can be used to meet the Breadth Requirement.
C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement
|All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)|
Note: 1) Diversity and Inclusion courses can also be used to meet the breadth category requirements, or major or minor requirements.
D. Fundamental Skills
|Students must demonstrate competence in:|
Quantitative Analysis (Math)
Note: 1) Failure to satisfy the fundamental skills requirements by the end of four semesters of full-time study at the University is grounds for academic disqualification.
II. Breadth Requirement
The student must complete 60 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline. (This includes general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)
III. Major Requirements
Minimum 80 units and 18 courses that includes:
|CHEM 025||General Chemistry||5|
|CHEM 027||General Chemistry||5|
|CHEM 121||Organic Chemistry||5|
|CHEM 123||Organic Chemistry||5|
|CHEM 151||Biochemistry I||4|
|CHEM 153||Biochemistry II||3|
|CHEM 157||Biochemistry Laboratory||4|
|BIOL 051||Principles of Biology||5|
|BIOL 061||Principles of Biology||5|
|Select one of the following groups:||10|
|General Physics I|
|General Physics II|
|Principles of Physics I|
|Principles of Physics II|
|Select one of the following tracks:|
|CHEM Electives (3 course above CHEM 123 excluding CHEM 132, CHEM 134, CHEM 151, CHEM 153, CHEM 157, and CHEM 195)||12|
|BIOL Electives: Select two of the following:||8|
|Principles of Immunology|
|Math Courses: Select two of the following:||8|
|Introduction to Statistics and Probability|
|ACS Accredited Track|
|CHEM 141||Analytical Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 161||Physical Chemistry -Thermodynamics and Kinetics||4|
|CHEM 171||Advanced Inorganic Chemistry||4|
|MATH 051||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 053||Calculus II||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Experimental Physical Chemistry|
|Select one of the following:||5|
Note: 1) At least 4 of your major required courses must be taken at Pacific. 2) In addition, students are encouraged to complete at least one other course in biology and at least one semester of research.