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2019-2020 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry - Premedical Chemistry, B.S.

Major Code: 7036 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Premedical Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The premedical chemistry major prepares the graduate for the many diverse career opportunities available to the chemist in government, private industry and academia.

The premedical chemistry major is designed for the student interested in a solid background in chemistry in preparation for a career in medicine or a related professional field. The curriculum includes all required coursework to make the student competitive for admission to medical, dental or veterinary schools. The advisor to this program provides up-to-date information on admission requirements for most of those schools, as well as admission test information.

Admission Requirements

Students intending to apply for admission to study for a bachelor’s degree in premedical chemistry should complete at least one year each of high school biology, chemistry and physics. Prospective students should also have at least three years of high school mathematics, including second-year algebra and trigonometry.

Florida Tech has articulation agreements with many of the community colleges in Florida. Students contemplating transfer to Florida Tech should consult with their counselors to determine transferability of community college credits. If there is a question regarding specific courses needed, the department head should be contacted.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Premedical Chemistry must complete the minimum course requirements as indicated. Deviation from the recommended program can be made only with the approval of the student’s advisor and the concurrence of the department head.

Because the subject matter in general chemistry forms a critically important foundation for all of the advanced chemistry courses, both CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1  and CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2  must be passed with grades of at least C before taking any other chemistry courses.


Candidates for the degree must successfully complete the following curriculum.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total Credits Required: 128