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

 

Quantitative Reasoning

 

Scientific Inquiry

 

Social Inquiry

 

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:  

Writing

 

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

Group A

 

PHYS 023

General Physics I  

PHYS 025

General Physics II  

Group B

 

PHYS 053

Principles of Physics I  

PHYS 055

Principles of Physics II  
Select one of the following tracks:  
Conventional Track  
CHEM Electives (3 course above CHEM 123 excluding CHEM 132CHEM 134CHEM 151CHEM 153CHEM 157, and CHEM 195) 12
BIOL Electives: Select two of the following: 8

BIOL 170

Human Anatomy  

BIOL 180

Human Physiology  

BIOL 101

Genetics  

BIOL 122

Principles of Immunology  

BIOL 124

Cancer Biology  

BIOL 126

Neurobiology  

BIOL 145

Microbiology  

BIOL 153

Cell Biology  
Math Courses: Select two of the following: 8

MATH 037

Introduction to Statistics and Probability  

MATH 041

Pre-calculus  

MATH 051

Calculus I  

MATH 053

Calculus II  
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

CHEM 167

Experimental Physical Chemistry  

CHEM 197

Independent Research  
Select one of the following: 5

BIOL 101

Genetics  

BIOL 145

Microbiology  

BIOL 153

Cell Biology  

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.

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