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Biochemistry Concentration Chemistry & Biochemistry BS Degree

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Program Description

The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is to provide students with a rigorous and stimulating educational environment so that they develop the knowledge and professional skills in chemistry and chemistry-related disciplines that will enable them to enter the workforce and or further their education in a graduate or professional school of choice./ppThe courses are arranged to address needs of students intending to enter such professions as chemistry, engineering, pharmacy, medicine, forensics, dentistry, biotechnology, nursing, and science teaching, as well as to prepare graduates to serve as chemists and chemical scientists.ppStudents preparing for entrance to pharmacy, medical, or dental programs must consult with an advisor to assure completion of minimum requirements for admission to teh professional programs of their choice./ppProficiency in College Algebra must be demonstrated by either passage of the Mathematics Placement Exam given upon entrance to the university of by a grade of C or better in MATH 1100 and MATH 1200, respectively, for enrollment in CHEM 1100 and CHEM 1200. Proficiency in MATH 2020 must be demonstrated by a grade of C or better for enrollment in CHEM 4010.


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A minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better is required. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.

Complete the General Education Curriculum  (GEC) as detailed in the 4-year plan.  Science and mathematics courses required for the major satisfy GEC science and mathematics requirements.

Contact Information

Name: Shawn Sendlinger, Professor, Web Liaison
Email: ssendlin@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-6297
Fax: (919) 530-5135
Office Location: 3101 Mary M. Townes Science Building
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Name: Nathan Wymer, Assistant Professor, Web Liaison
Email: nwymer@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-6461
Fax: (919) 530-5135
Office Location: 3104 Mary M. Townes Science Building
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