Students who pursue the health sciences track will be able to obtain their Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry while focusing on careers in health professions.

Lisa Brodhacker and studentChemistry majors interested in pursuing health profession careers, such as pharmacy and medicine, are encouraged to pursue this health sciences emphasis.  Coursework focuses on those courses which are pre-requisites for the various health professions, as part of the emphasis.  This program offers flexibility in course work so students are prepared for health related entrance exams such as the MCAT.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 121

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences
OR MATH 123 Calculus and its Applications

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives  
  PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
  SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
  MATH 211 Statistical Methods I 3
  PHYS 201 Introductory Physics I
OR PHYS 211 General Physics I
4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 198 Scientific Communications I 1
CHEM 199 Scientific Communications II 1
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 299 Scientific Communications III 1
CHEM 330 Analytical Chemistry 5
CHEM 331 Chemical Instrumentation 4
CHEM 401 Physical Chemistry I 4

PSCI 499

Senior Seminar 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 202  Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 4
PHYS 202 Introductory Physics II
OR PHYS 212 General Physics II
4
Choose three of the following:

SPCH 101PHIL 302BIOL 204PSYC 203CHEM 301PEES 310

9-10
   
Total Major Program Requirements 64-65
Additional Electives 20-21
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses