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Department of Chemistry - B.S. Biophysical Chemistry


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JMU is the only university in the state of Virginia to offer the Biophysical Chemistry major. This rigorous major allows the exceptional student to focus on a solid foundation in chemistry with a study of biological systems, emphasizing hands-on learning, and leading to a career in biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, and interfaces with other areas such as materials science and engineering. Students take foundational lecture and laboratory courses in all sub-disciplines of chemistry – analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical – as well as biology, calculus and physics. The major is capped by biophysical chemistry, a two semester sequence of laboratories and lecture. More details can be found in the JMU Undergraduate Catalog.

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The course requirements for this major are listed here.

Course requirements for all chemistry programs are compared in the following flowchart and checklist.

(Here are the course lists for catalogs 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012)