The reduced course requirement for the major in chemistry in this curriculum permits the student to prepare for medical or dental school and to sample courses and subjects outside of the major.

Chemistry: Preprofessional Concentration, BS Requirements:
  • Chemistry, Preprofessional Concentration, BS degree requires 128 credit hours.
  • 39 of 128 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher (39 credits includes courses taken at the 300+ level in major, minor (if chosen), Pre professional area and electives).
  • 12 credit hours of 300 level and above must be taken in the major--or 6 credit hours in the major and 6 credit hours in the minor (if chosen).
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 64 credit hours from a two-year college can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Composition6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
Humanities and Fine Arts12
Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature: Choose one3
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
Speech3
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Humanities/2nd Fine Art/2nd Literature: Choose one3
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
Any 100 or 200 level Foreign Language 4
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
2nd Literature 1
2nd Fine Art
Mathematics and Sciences12
Mathematics: 24
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Physics8
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
and
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences12
History: Choose one 13
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two6
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
2nd History or 3rd Social and Behavioral Science: Choose one 33
2nd History 1
3rd Social and Behavioral Science 3
Pre Professional 18
Computer Science: Choose one3
INTRO COMPUTERS & PROGRAM
INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING
INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
Technical Writing3
TECHNICAL WRITING
Additional Required Biology8
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
Additional Required Mathematics4
CALCULUS B
 
Chemistry25
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I 5
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 5
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Pre-Professional Chemistry Courses18
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II 5
BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I
BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM II
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
CH 300+
Elective Courses25
Elective courses 300+ level, 5 credits
Additional elective courses, 100+ level, 20 credits. Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more that 4 credits of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
Total Semester Hours128
 
1

Students must take one literature and one history course. Students must also take either a second literature or history course to complete a sequence. (EH 207 + EH 208, EH 209 + EH 210, HY 103 + HY 104, or HY 221 + HY 222)

2

Based on Math placement, prerequisite (MA 112 and/or MA 113) Mathematics courses may be required.

3

No more than 6 hours can be taken in a single discipline. 

4

 For choices see the World Languages and Cultures department.

5

 Courses in organic chemistry completed at the junior college level may be used to satisfy semester hour and prerequisite requirements for upper level chemistry courses at UAH but do not count toward the 300-level requirements of the minor.

Sample four year plan for Chemistry, Pre-Professional Concentration BS degree:
Note: This is only an example and variations are possible.
Year 1
FallSemester Hours
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
CH 121
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
BYS 119PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY 4
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
CH 123
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
MA 172CALCULUS B 4
BYS 120ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY 4
Elective  1
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
CH 331
CH 335
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
CH 223
CH 224
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
4
PH 111
PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
Literature  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
CH 332
CH 336
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II
4
PH 112
PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
CM 113Intro to Rhetorical Communication 3
Fine Art  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective  3
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Year 3
Fall
CH 347
CH 345
BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I
4
CS 100INTRO COMPUTERS PROGRAM 3
  or CS 102  or INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING 
  or CS 103  or INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA 
Social/Behavioral Science  3
History  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective  3
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
CH 348
CH 346
BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM II
4
CH 361
CH 362
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
and GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
4
Literature/Humanities/Fine Art  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective  2
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 4
Fall
CH 401INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3
CH 421INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS 4
History or Social/Behavioral Science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective 300+ level  3
Elective  3
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
CH 402INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB 1
EH 301TECHNICAL WRITING 3
Elective 300+ level  3
Elective 300+ level  3
Elecive  3
Elective  3
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
 Total Semester Hours: 128