Sep 21, 2021  
2020-2021 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry: Biochemistry Specialization, BS


Contact Information

Dr. Zhengtao Zhu
Associate Professor and Interim Department Head
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Health Sciences
Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry 3314
Office Phone: 605-394-2447
E-mail: Zhengtao.Zhu@sdsmt.edu

Webpage: https://www.sdsmt.edu/CBH/

Background Requirements


The Biochemistry Specialization is designed for chemistry majors interested in the application of chemistry concepts to biological systems. The Specialization will require the students to take the 300- and 400-level courses in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology. Students should work with their advisor for the application procedure and appropriate forms.

Program Requirements


The biochemistry specialization requires completion of 15 credits of course work from the requirement lists below in replacement of various electives of the BS Chemistry major. See your advisor for further details.

Requirements:


Degree Requirements



Chemistry, BS


Contact Information

Dr. Zhengtao Zhu
Associate Professor and Interim Department Head
Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences
Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry 3314
Office Phone: 605-394-2447
E-mail: Zhengtao.Zhu@sdsmt.edu
Webpage: https://www.sdsmt.edu/CBH/


The Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences offers a BS degree in Chemistry that meets the nationally recognized standards of excellence established by the American Chemical Society.  A specialization in Biochemistry is available for students interested in continuing their education in a medical field or follow a career path focused on the application of chemistry to biological systems.  For more information, please visit the Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences department webpage.

 

Chemistry Curriculum/Checklist


The following shows the preferred curriculum for the Chemistry B.S. degree.  The sequence of courses taken will depend on the academic preparation of incoming students.  Students should consult with a Chemistry advisor for their individualized course of study.  It is important to note that certain courses have prerequisite requirements.   Moreover, as certain courses are taught every two years, curricula are shown for the junior and senior years for both even and odd year cycles.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 14

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Junior Year


Fall Semester - Odd Years


Total: 16

Spring Semester - Odd Years


Total: 18

Fall Semester - Even Years


Total: 16

Spring Semester - Even Years


Total: 18

Senior Year


Fall Semester - Odd Years


Total: 15

Spring Semester - Odd Years


Total: 12

Fall Semester - Even Years


Total: 15

Spring Semester - Even Years


Total: 13

120 credits required for graduation


Curriculum Notes


Twenty-eight (28) elective credits are required.  These electives can be used to tailor a degree to meet requirements for pursuit of an advanced degree. Note that electives may include any courses chosen by the student and their academic advisor and may include Military Science (MSL), Physical Education (PE), Music (MUS), music ensemble (MUEN) courses and others

2Three credits of advanced chemistry electives are required. Take any one of the following courses:

 
 
 
  

3 Three credit option is needed for the Chemistry major or minor.

4  CHEM 342L  may be phased out of the Chemistry major and the two credit option is encouraged.

5 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.

Optional Specialization in Biochemistry


Students pursuing a Specialization in Biochemistry  work with an advisor to substitute 15 hours of the free electives for the following courses:

15 credit hours required for the Biochemistry Emphasis