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Chemistry/Biochemistry Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide


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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) Track 1 Degree at Shoreline.

Use the AS-T Track 1 Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Where can I go for help?

Program Faculty Advisors

Linda Kuehnert
206-546-4575 lkuehnert@shoreline.edu Rm 2821
Dave Phippen
206-546-4572 dphippen@shoreline.edu Rm 2817
Guy Ting
206-546-4697 gting@shoreline.edu Rm 2822
Torrey Stenmark
206-546-4505 tstenmark@shoreline.edu Rm 2823
Tiffany Meier
206-546-6953 tmeier@shoreline.edu Rm 5231

For course information and entry codes, contact:

biologyadvising@shoreline.edu
chemistryadvising@shoreline.edu
mathadvising@shoreline.edu

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
206-546-4559
advising@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/advising

Career Planning

www.shoreline.edu/job-career-services

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302
206-546-4697
ieadvisors@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Institutions in Washington State that offer chemistry (C) and biochemistry (BC) majors are listed below. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
Central Washington University (C, BC) http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Eastern Washington University (C, BC) https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Gonzaga University (C, BC) http://tinyurl.com/7c9d6xh
Heritage University (C) http://www.heritage.edu/Admissions/Transfer-Students/
Pacific Lutheran University (C, BC) https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
Seattle Pacific University (C, BC) http://tinyurl.com/z46xxxr
Seattle University (C, BC) http://tinyurl.com/z3kjpcm
The Evergreen State College (C, BC) https://evergreen.edu/admissions/criteria
University of Puget Sound (C, BC) https://tinyurl.com/h7yqx8s
University of Washington-Bothell (C) https://www.uwb.edu/admissions/apply/transfer
University of Washington-Seattle (C, BC) https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
Walla Walla University (C) http://tinyurl.com/z5a4h8p
Washington State University (C, BC) http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Western Washington University (C, BC) http://www.wwu.edu/vtc/
Whitman College (C, BC) http://tinyurl.com/z8vuwn9
Whitworth University (C, BC) http://tinyurl.com/zcdww66

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education - 18-20 Credits


Communication (8-10 Credits)


Take ENGL& 101  and either ENGL& 102 , ENGL& 230 , or CMST& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)


Select one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105  

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)


Humanities and Social Sciences - 15 Credits


Select one course from the Humanities  course list, one course from the Social Sciences  course list, and a third course from either list.

Pre-Major Requirements - 44.5 Credits


Required:


Additional Mathematics:


Take one of the following course sets:


Chemistry Majors: Choose a physics sequence. Calculus-based physics (PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 , PHYS& 223 ) is usually required for Bachelor of Science degrees. Chemistry usually does not require biology unless preparing for a health professional program.

Biochemistry Majors: Choose biology or physics, or both. The biology sequence prepares students for biochemistry classes in the junior year. Physics can be taken after transfer.

Biology: BIOL& 211 , BIOL& 212 , BIOL& 213 

Algebra-based PhysicsPHYS& 114 , PHYS& 115 , PHYS& 116  

Calculus-based Physics: PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 , PHYS& 223  

Supporting Science Sequence - Min. 10 Credits for AS degree


Additional requirements: 10 -15 credits in physics, geology, organic chemistry, biology, or mathematics, consisting of courses normally taken for science majors (not for general education), preferably in a 2- or 3- quarter sequence.

Chemistry/Biochemistry - What is it?


Chemistry is a physical science involving the study of all substances and energy; biochemistry is the study of the living organisms at a molecular level. Chemistry is used to produce substances ranging from food, medicine, clothing and cosmetics, to plastics, paper and electronics; therefore knowledge of chemistry is critical to the health and safety of people and the environment.

Areas of study in Chemistry/Biochemistry: Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Kinetics, Instrumental Analysis.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry?


Graduates in Chemistry and Biochemistry develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, computational and technical skills to work in positions such as research scientist, industrial chemist, crime lab analyst, chemical/pharmaceutical salesperson, quality control specialist, environmental climate change researcher, forensic scientist, and educator. Advanced degrees and licensures are often required to enter medical professions or for professional advancement in other areas in the physical sciences.

Potential employers include: Pharmaceutical companies, agriculture and biotechnology industries, government agencies, manufacturing firms, hospitals, clinics, public and private schools, colleges and universities, and businesses. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

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