Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Majors

Chemistry (CHM) with a concentration in Health Professions (CHH)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 40.0501 (Track 1 of 2)

College of Arts & Sciences

http://chemistry.usf.edu/undergraduate/majors/ba/

Concentration Description

A chemistry core is essential for preparation for medical, dental, veterinarian and other health-related professions. The Health Professions option for the B.A. in Chemistry includes this core as well as the flexibility to incorporate the other science courses required for admission to programs in the health professions.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

Required Supporting Courses for the Major: 24 Hours

The following courses are prerequisite and supporting courses for this major. They are required for the major, but are not counted in the total hours for this major. The degree will not be awarded if these courses have not been taken by the end of the student’s final semester.

  • BSC 2010 Cellular Processes
  • BSC 2010L Cellular Processes Laboratory
  • PCB 3023 Cell Biology
  • PCB 3023L Cell Biology Laboratory
  • MAC 2311 Calculus 1 and MAC 2312 Calculus II
    • MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I and MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II are also accepted for this major
  • PHY 2053 General Physics I and PHY 2053L General Physics I Laboratory and PHY 2054 General Physics II and PHY 2054L General Physics II Laboratory or PHY 2048 General Physics I-Calculus Based and PHY 2048L General Physics I-Calculus Based Laboratory and PHY 2049 General Physics II-Calculus Based and PHY 2049L General Physics II-Calculus Based Laboratory

Total Major Hours: 39 Hours

Concentration Core Courses - 30 Hours

Concentration Elective Courses - 9 Hours

Minimum of nine (9) credit hours selected from the following list:

*CHM 4932 Peer Leading cannot be used as a required chemistry elective in the major.

Other suggested electives important for advanced studies in the various health profession areas:

Research Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry offers the opportunity for students to participate in undergraduate research with Chemistry faculty. Students can apply for the Academic Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program and find more information here: http://chemistry.usf.edu/undergraduate/reu/. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course with a Chemistry faculty member should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in a 0 credit research course. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Academic Advisors in the Department of Chemistry, as well as the Office for Undergraduate Research, can assist students in understanding the various course options.

The Department of Chemistry offers the opportunity for students to participate in undergraduate research with Chemistry faculty. Students can apply for the Academic Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program and find more information here: http://chemistry.usf.edu/undergraduate/reu/. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course with a Chemistry faculty member should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in a 0 credit research course. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Academic Advisors in the Department of Chemistry, as well as the Office for Undergraduate Research, can assist students in understanding the various course options.

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