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Chemistry and Biochemistry Kim Pamplin, Chair ACU Box 28132 Abilene, Texas 79699-8132 Onstead Science Center, Room 256 Phone: 325-674-2176 Fax: 325-674-6988 Email: pamplin@acu.edu Web: www.acu.edu/chemistry Faculty Eric Hardegree, Professor Kathleen Lee, Assistant Professor Sarah Lee, Assistant Professor Kim Pamplin, Professor Cynthia Powell, Associate Professor Gregory Powell, Professor Perry Reeves, Professor Emeritus Brad Rix, Associate Professor Autumn Sutherlin, Professor Majors: Biochemistry (BA) Biochemistry (BS) – ACS Certified, Standard, Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Tracks Chemistry (BS) High School Teacher Certification (BS) - Chemistry, Physical Science, Composite Science Tracks Minor: Chemistry The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. A Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry is also offered. The department works with the Department of Teacher Education to offer teacher certification in chemistry, physical science and composite science. A “fast-track” cooperative degree in biochemistry is available for students who wish to enter professional school after three years at ACU (see the Interdisciplinary section of the catalog [page 126]). A minor in chemistry may be added to other majors. Introduction The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has the finest facilities, including more than a dozen undergraduate and research laboratories, and an outstanding faculty, all of whom hold a PhD. The undergraduate program has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 1971. A major in chemistry or biochemistry prepares a student for a wide variety of work opportunities. Advancing the frontiers of chemical and biochemical knowledge through research can be accomplished in an academic or industrial setting. Alumni teach chemistry and other sciences at any level from grade school through university. Chemists and biochemists work in areas of biotechnology, polymers, forensics, environmental monitoring and remediation, and also in the petroleum, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. More than 118 scientists have earned their Ph.D. degrees after majoring in chemistry or biochemistry at ACU. Health professions such as medicine and dentistry require an understanding of chemistry and biochemistry as a basis for advanced study. More than 210 physicians, dentists, and other health professionals have majored in chemistry or biochemistry at ACU as a part of their preprofessional training. In addition, law schools and business schools readily admit individuals with strong science backgrounds to their graduate programs. To help students better tailor their undergraduate program to eventual career goals, the department offers ten degree programs. Bachelor of

Science programs in chemistry (ACS track) or biochemistry (ACS or standard tracks) are designed for students who plan a career as a professional chemist or biochemist, or those who intend to work toward a graduate degree. The BS degrees in chemistry and biochemistry (ACS tracks) are designed to comply with ACS guidelines. The BS degree in physical science teaching includes three tracks that allow students a range of options. The chemistry teaching track focuses specifically on chemistry and leads to the chemistry teaching certification. The physical science track leads to the physical science certification and adds more physics, astronomy, and geology, equipping students to serve in a variety of physical sciences. The composite science track enables students to seek broad preparation including biology and physics in addition to chemistry and leading to the 8-12 certification. The BA degree in biochemistry and the BS degree in biochemistry (biomedical science track) are designed for students who are preparing to enter professional schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or optometry, or for those who wish to enter the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries. The BS degree in biochemistry also includes a pre-veterinary track that includes all prerequisite courses necessary for graduates pursuing veterinary medicine in Texas. A “fast-track” cooperative degree in biochemistry allows students to enter professional schools after three years at ACU. Study Abroad Expectations All students are encouraged to participate in ACU’s Study Abroad program. Classes offered at Study Abroad sites vary depending on the site. Academic advisors can assist students in planning ahead for their Study Abroad experience and should be consulted during the freshman year.

Bachelor of Science Degrees (BS) Admission Requirements Before being admitted to the program in chemistry or biochemistry, a student must satisfy the requirements listed in the ACT/SAT Placement Information section of this catalog (page 19).

CHEMISTRY (BS) BS: CHEMISTRY DEGREE PLAN (CHEM) UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS Please see the University Requirements section of this catalog (page 39).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS Chemistry CHEM 133 General Chemistry I ................................................ (3)1 CHEM 131 General Chemistry I Lab ............................................. 1 CHEM 132/134 General Chemistry II Lecture/Lab .......................4 CHEM 221/223 Organic Chemistry I Lecture/Lab .........................4 CHEM 322/324 Organic Chemistry II Lecture/Lab .......................4 CHEM 333 Physical Chemistry I ................................................... 4 CHEM 334 Physical Chemistry II .................................................. 4 CHEM 355 Analytical Chemistry I ................................................ 4 CHEM 356 Analytical Chemistry II ............................................... 4 CHEM 423 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar (capstone and writing-intensive course) .....................................3 CHEM 441/443 Inorganic Chemistry Lecture/Lab ........................4 CHEM 453 Biochemistry I: Foundations of Biochemistry .............3 Advanced Chemistry Course .......................................................... 3 TOTAL ............................................................................................ 42 1

Hours (in parentheses) may also fulfill university requirements and are not included in total major hours

SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR Mathematics MATH 185 Calculus I ................................................................ (3)1 MATH 186 Calculus II ................................................................... 3 MATH 286 Calculus III ................................................................. 3 Physics PHYS 220 Engineering Physics I ............................................... (3)1 PHYS 221 Engineering Physics I Lab ............................................1

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