Experiential Major Maps (Text-only)
College of Science
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Biological Chemistry
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ELECTIVE OR TA/RESEARCH
ADV ELECTIVE OR TA/RESEARCH
ADV ELECTIVE OR TA/RESEARCH
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120
Meet with your advisor and become familiar with
requirements for your degree.
Complete lower-division prerequisite courses.
General Chemistry with lab 1 & 2.
Organic Chemistry with lab 1 & 2.
Quantitative Chemistry with lab.
Focus on upper-division chemistry, math, and physics course sequences required for staying on track.
Meet with your academic advisor to review progress and start planning for degree completion.
Complete UNIV-SC 1131 or 1101 if transferring.
Discover resources and form study groups that will ensure you have the tools to achieve your academic goals.
Meet with your professors during office hours so they get to know you.
Explore student, community, and/or professional organizations to help find your passions.
Become a Teaching Assistant (TA) for General
Become a tutor for the Chemistry Clinic.
Attend departmental research seminars.
Contribute to student, community, and/or professional organizations.
Meet with your professors during office hours so they get to know you, laying the foundation for future opportunities to work in research labs and for recommendation letters for graduate or
Visit the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center and meet with a counselor to explore potential careers for the B.S. in Chemistry.
Participate in internal and/or external research opportunities.
Consider internships opportunities, including summer research outside UTA.
Meet with career center counselors to discuss career goals.
*You can ask your freshman advisor about what these requirements are
Meet with your advisor to be sure you meet all the requirements for graduation.
Finish all your required coursework.
Research careers in chemistry at the American Chemical Society's website, www.ACS.org.
Review your resume or vitae with Career Services.
Become a Peer Academic Leader for a UNIV-SC course.
Attend a regional or national research conference and present your work.
Take a leadership role in a student, community, or professional organization.
Take the GRE, MCAT, or other required exam for entrance to graduate or professional school.
Attend job fairs.
Apply to graduate or professional school.
Peer Academic Leadership
Global Mavericks Program
Language Exchange Program
Tutoring and coaching
Camps for high school students
Undergraduate Research Assistantship
What career options do I have with this major?
Law and Policy
Manufacturing in Government
Research Scientist -Life Sciences
Clinical Research Associate
Clinical Scientist, Biochemistry
Environment and Health Care
Military and Law Enforcement
Scientific Laboratory Technician
Secondary Education or Higher Ed Academic Researcher
Industry Research and Development
Communication: Develop and articulate ideas clearly and effectively across all mediums, including but not limited to written, oral, and digital communication.
Critical Thinking: Analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems by using sound reasoning before forming a strategy, decision, or opinion.
Ability to Organize, Analyze, and Interpret Scientific Data
Analyze Data Using Appropriate Statistical Methods and Draw Appropriate Conclusions
Apply the Scientific Method: Define a Problem Clearly, Develop Testable Hypotheses, Design and Execute Experiments
Aptitude for Accuracy and Details
Chemical Literature Skills
Communication Skills Synthesize Information from a Variety of Sources in a Clear and Organized Manner Using a Scientifically Appropriate Style and Present in Both Written and Oral Formats
Conduct Scientific Research
Critically Evaluate Technical Articles and Manage Many Types of Chemical Information
Curiosity and Perseverance
Explore workforce skill development through on and off-campus activities.
Engage with the UTA Lockheed Martin Career Development Center at uta.edu/careers
Meet with a career consultant
Teamwork/Collaboration: Work within a team and foster collaborative relationships with peers and supervisors. Use interpersonal skills to demonstrate respect and dignity for others while working toward a common goal.
Ethics: Display High Personal Standards and Integrity, Conduct Yourself Responsibly, and Be Aware of Contemporary Issues Related to Chemistry
Laboratory Safety Skills: Demonstrate and Apply Understanding of the Concepts of Safe Laboratory Practices
Observation and Decision-Making
Proficiency with Computers and Scientific Instruments
Retrieve Specific Information from the Chemical Literature
Strong Mathematical and Scientific Skills
Team Skills: Work Productively with a Diverse Group of Peers and Be Able to Lead Portions of an Activity or Be Effective Followers, as Dictated by the Situation
Understand and Express Complex Technical Information
Work Independently and in Groups
Network with employers
Discover internships and co-ops
Apply for on-campus employment
Join Handshake, our career services platform
Participate in career development programs In Industry
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