Department of Chemistry

West Chester University

Chemistry Information
Office: 119 Schmucker
Science Center South
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2631
Fax (610) 436-2890
Email: Department Chair


Bachelor of Science – Chemistry Biology

The B.S. in CHEMISTRY-BIOLOGY (Pre-Medical) provides the core courses required for admission to schools of medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine as well as schools of optometry, podiatry, chiropractic and physical therapy. It also enables the student to pursue a career in biochemistry and molecular biology.


B. S. Chemistry-Biology


1st Year

____ CHE 103 General Chemistry I 3 ____ CHE 104 General Chemistry II 3
____ CRL 103 Exp. Gen. Chem. I 1 ____ CRL 104 Exp. Gen. Chem. II 1
____ MAT 161 Calculus I 4 ____ BIO 217 General Zoology 3
____ WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3 ____ WRT XXX Writing Course ♣ 3
____ BIO 110 General Biology 3 ____ MAT 121 Statistics I 3
        14         13

2nd Year
____ CHE 231 Organic Chemistry I 4 ____ CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II 3
____ CRL 231 Exp. Org. Chem. I 2 ____ BIO 230 Genetics 3
____ BIO 220 Cell Phys 3 ____ GEd XXX Diverse Communities 3
____ PHY 130 Physics I ► 4 ____ PHY 140 Physics II ► 4
____ GEd XXX Humanities (1) 3 ____ COM XXX Communications ♦ 3
        16         16

3rd Year
____ CHE 321 Analytical Chemistry I 3 ____ BIO 468 Gen. Animal Phys.♠ 4
____ CHE 345 Physical Chemistry I 3 ____ GEd XXX Arts 3
____ BIO 357 Comp. Vert. Anat 4 ____ GEd XXX Student Elective 3
____ GEd XXX Student Elective 3 ____   YYY Bio or Chem Elective ♣§ 4
____ GEd XXX B/SS (1) 3 ____ CRL 321 Exp Analyt Chem I § 2
____ CHE 418 Chemical Information § 1         16
        17          

4th Year
____ CHE 476 Biochemistry I 3 ____ BIO 448 Animal Developmnt 4
____ CRL 476 Experimental Biochem I 2 ____ CHE YYY Chemistry Elective ♣§ 3
____ Ged XXX B/SS (2) 3 ____ CHE YYY Chemistry Elective ♣§ 3
____ GEd XXX Humanities (2) 3 ____ GEd XXX Student Elective 3
____ PHI 371 Biomedical Ethics ▲ 3 ____ CHE 491 Chemistry Seminar 1
        14         14
                   
    Total Credits 120

____ Department Safety Examination

♠ Students may take WRT 206, 208, or 220

► Students may substitute PHY 170 and 180 for PHY 130 and 140

♦ Choose from COM 208 or 230.

♠ Students may substitute BIO 469 for BIO 468

♣ Biology and Chemistry electives must be at the 300 level or above.One exception is BIO 214, which may be taken in the Spring semester of the Junior year. This option is only for students wishing to take Immunology or Virology, and must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

▲ PHI 371 fulfills the Interdisciplinary requirement.

Students must take three "W" courses; at least 3 credits must be in 300 or 400 level courses.

§ Students may, with the permission of their academic advisor and department Chair, substitute an approved internship in the biochemical or biomedical field for certain of the requirements given above (denoted by §). These 12 credit hours are replaced with a 12 credit hour internship.

§ Students must take sufficient elective credits to attain 120 credits.