Pre-Medical Chemistry

Students in our pre-medical chemistry program

  • Had a 100% placement rate into  medical or graduate school.

  • Were recorded doing research by Angel Hernandez, an Emmy-nominated director, for a documentary on the Tippecanoe River Valley.
  • Received 3rd place for their poster presentation at an American Chemical Society Conference.
  • Designed and conducted a lead (Pb) contamination analysis of local neighborhood housing exteriors with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. Over 80% of the houses analyzed were positive for lead (Pb) contamination.
  • Presented their research at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, PA..
  • Interned at Cooke Polymer Technology and Bethasda Lutheran Communities
  • Completed research offsite at Argonne National Laboratory and the Undergraduate Research Experience in Biomedical Sciences.
  • After graduation can be found at Vanderbilt University Graduate School or IU Medical School.

    Lead Awareness Campaign: USF students playing and working hard in the field

    Lead Awareness Campaign: USF students playing and working hard in the field

To obtain your Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Chemistry from the University of Saint Francis, you must complete the following courses:

  • Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 141)
  • Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 142)
  • Principles of Biology I (BIOL 190)
  • Principles of Biology II (BIOL 191)
  • Calculus I (MATH 223)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 241)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 242)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 271 or BIOL 290)
  • Biochemistry (CHEM 333)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 344)
  • Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 345)
  • Cell Biology (BIOL 350)
  • Biotechnology Laboratory (CHEM 367)
  • Physical Chemistry I (CHEM 447)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (CHEM 348) or Physical Chemistry II (CHEM 448)
  • Chemistry Seminar (CHEM 480 and 481) – eight semesters
  • Physics I (SCIE 257)
  • Physics II (SCIE 258)
  • Directed electives (see program sheet)