Department of Chemistry
                                                         at Oregon State University

B.S. Degree in Chemistry with a PreMed Option
Gilbert Hall 153
(541) 737-2081

The PreMed Option is directed at students planning to apply to medical or dental school who also wish to target chemistry as a career pathway.  A B.S. degree in chemistry provides a strong foundation for many professions and post-graduate degrees.  Students can earn a chemistry degree in four years while also taking premed option courses in biology, biochemistry, and related areas that are important components for application to medical school.

CHEMISTRY CORE (79-81 cr)  
CH 231/CH 231H & 271, CH 232/CH 232H & 272, CH 233/CH 233H & 273  General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, CH 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
Select one of the following three options:  
  CH 324 Quantitative Analysis (4) or
CH 421, CH 422, & CH 461 Analytical Chemistry (9)
Analytical Chemistry (4-9)
Select one of the following three lab courses:  
  CH 462 (WIC) or CH 463 (WIC) or CH 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411, CH 412 Inorganic Chemistry (6)
CH 440, CH 441, CH 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, MTH 252, MTH 254 Calculus (12)

PH 201, PH 202, PH 203  or
PH 211 & PH 221, PH 212 & PH 222, PH 213 & PH 223

General Physics (15)

PREMED OPTION (34-35 cr)  
BI 211, BI 212, BI 213 Principles of Biology (12)
BI 311 Genetics (4)
BI 314 Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
Select one option:                
  BB 450 & BB 451  or  BB 490 & BB 491 General Biochemistry (7) or Biochemistry (6)
PHL 444 Biomedical Ethics (4)
ST 351 Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Sample curriculum by year
Baccalaureate Core Requirements
Additional Information about the premed option

last updated 06/25/2012