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Chemistry (CHS/CHM/BMS/INS/MET)

Course Descriptions - Faculty

The Department of Chemistry awards five degrees at the baccalaureate level: the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and, four Bachelor of Science degrees, in Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences, and Medical Technology. The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry is also offered with an emphasis in Biochemistry or an emphasis for Health Professions. The Chemistry Department also awards three degrees at the graduate level, a non-thesis Master of Arts, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy. Each of the graduate degrees offers specialization in the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. The chemistry faculty is comprised of 28 full time members all of whom hold the Ph.D. degree. The combination of a large and strong faculty with a wide variety of courses and electives provides students with programs of study which can be tailored to fit individual needs while maintaining a sound background in all general aspects of chemistry.

Majors in chemistry are well prepared to enter a wide range of chemical careers as well as many interdisciplinary activities that are the hallmark of modern science and technology. These include teaching and research in academic, government and private settings, bio medical research and clinical practice, environmental activities, materials science, law, business and other professions. The Bachelor of Science is particularly designed for students wishing to continue with graduate training in chemistry and closely allied disciplines and graduates are certified for membership in the American Chemical Society. The Bachelor of Arts provides opportunities for curricula individually tailored to meet many career objectives.

General Requirements for the Majors in Chemistry

The required sequence of Chemistry courses should be started immediately in the freshman year; the mathematics and physics requirements should be completed before the junior year as preparation for CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I (B.S. degree), courses which is to be taken in the third year. CHM 4410 is a prerequisite to other advanced courses required for the B.S. degree in chemistry. CHM 4060 “Use of Chemical Literature” also is a prerequisite to several B.S. degree courses.

A grade of C or better is required in each chemistry course and each supporting course specified for a chemistry degree. All courses in a chemistry program must be taken with letter grade (A, B, C, D, F, I) except those courses which are graded S/U only. (D and F grades earned in attempting to satisfy chemistry major requirements will be used in calculating the major GPA.) Nine hours of upper level chemistry courses must be completed at USF.

Liberal Arts Requirement. The student is required to complete the university’s Liberal Arts Requirement. Chemistry and Mathematics courses required for chemistry degrees satisfy the Liberal Arts requirements in the areas of Natural Science and Quantitative Methods.

Free Electives. Courses over and above the required courses should be taken to complete a 120 hour program. Recommended courses are listed in the degree requirements below. Additional courses in computer programming, economics, management, engineering, statistics, writing, and other applied disciplines are strongly recommended to strengthen the degree for subsequent professional employment.

Transfer Credit: It is strongly recommended that students transferring from community/junior colleges to the University of South Florida complete whole sequences of chemistry courses, such as general and organic chemistry, before the transfer. Even though courses may carry the same common course number, topics may vary sufficiently from school to school.

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites) for Students Transferring from a Community College:
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the university. These include two semesters each of General Chemistry lecture and lab, Organic Chemistry lecture and lab, Calculus, and General Physics lecture and lab. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade.

CHM X045/X045L General Chemistry I (with lab) or CHM 1040&1041, or 1045C, or 1045E
CHM X046/X046L General Chemistry II or CHM 1046C, or 1046E
MAC 2311 Calculus I or MAC 2281 Eng Calculus I
MAC 2312 Calculus II or MAC 2282 Eng Calculus II

CHM 2210/2210L Organic Chem I & Lab or CHM 2210C
CHM 2211/2211L Organic Chem II & Lab or CHM 2211C
OR
PHY 2048/2048L Gen Physics I & Lab or PHY 2048C, or PHY 2053C
PHY 2049/2049L Gen Physics II & Lab or PHY 2049C, or PHY 2054C


BA in Chemistry (CHM)

The B.A. degree in Chemistry provides a course of study for students whose careers will require a thorough understanding of chemistry required for a variety of professional activities such as in health related professions, science teaching, business, law and other areas. Inherent in this program is a high degree of flexibility which permits tailoring a course of study to the student’s own educational objectives. The B.A. student whose goals change in the direction of graduate study should supplement this curriculum by addition and/or substitution of a selection of advanced courses from the B.S. program. Prerequisites are included in the list below.

Required Chemistry Courses (33 credit hours)
CHM 2045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHM 2046 General Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab (2)
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (2)
CHM 3120C Elementary Analytical Chemistry I (4)
CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 3610L Intermediate Inorganic Chem. I Lab (1)
CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I (4)
CHM 4413 Biophysical Chemistry (3)

Required Chemistry Electives (6 credit hours)
3000 level or above; may include not more than 1 hour of CHM 4970.
Suggested courses: BCH 3023, BCH 3023L, CHS 4300, CHM 4060, CHM 4070, CHM 4130, CHM 4611, CHM 4970, CHM 4932*, CHS 4301L.
*Content varies each semester.

Required Supporting Courses (14-16 credit hours)
MAC 2311 (4), MAC 2312 (4)
or
MAC 2281 (3), MAC 2282 (3)

PHY 2053 (3), PHY 2053L (1)
PHY 2054 (3), PHY 2054L (1)

Required natural science or engineering electives (8 credit hours) Suggested courses: BSC 2010, BSC 2011, GLY 2010, GLY 2100, EVR 2001, CGS 2060, STA 2023.


BA in Chemistry, emphasis in Biochemistry (CHM)

The Chemistry B.A. offers a unique opportunity for students to pursue later studies and/or professional emphasis in Biochemistry and Biotechnology along with a strong foundation in the chemical knowledge and skills that are essential to these areas. The following schedule of courses meets the requirements for a B.A. in Chemistry and provides core courses in other disciplines basic to biochemistry and biotechnology. Prerequisites are included in the list below.

Required Chemistry Courses (30 credit hours)
CHM 2045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHM 2046 General Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab (2)
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (2)
CHM 3120C Elementary Analytical Chemistry I (4)
BCH 3023 Introductory Biochemistry (3)
BCH 3023L Basic Biochemistry Lab (2)
BCH 4034 Advanced Biochemistry (3)

Required Chemistry Electives (9 credit hours)
Minimum of 9 hrs. selected from the following:
CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry I* (3)
CHM 3610L Intermediate Inorganic Chem. I Lab* (1)
CHM 4060 Use of the Chemical Literature (1)
CHM 4300 Biomolecules I (3)
CHM 4070 Historical Perspectives in Chemistry (3)
CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I (4)
CHM 4413 Biophysical Chemistry (3)
CHM 4932 Selected Topics in Chemistry** (3)

*Students anticipating graduate study are advised to select these courses.

**Spectroscopy is the only Selected Topics course acceptable for the Biochemistry track of the Chemistry B.A. degree.

Required Supporting Courses (22 - 24 credit hours)
MAC 2311 (4), MAC 2312 (4)
or
MAC 2281 (4), MAC 2282 (4)

PHY 2053 (3), PHY 2053L (1)
PHY 2054 (3), PHY 2054L (1)
BSC 2010 (3), BSC 2010L (1)
PCB 3023 (3)*, PCB 3023L (1)

*BSC 2011, 2011L are required as pre-requisites to this course.

Other suggested electives important for advanced studies in biochemistry: CHM 4932*, CHM 4070, PCB 3063, PCB 5235, PCB 5525, STA 2023, MCB 3020, MCB 4502, PCB 4253, PCB 5845, EVR 2001.

*Content varies each semester.


BA in Chemistry, emphasis for Health Professions (CHM)

A chemistry core is essential for preparation for medical, dental, veterinarian and other health related professions. The B.A. in Chemistry includes this core as well as the flexibility to incorporate the other science courses required for admission to programs in the health professions. The course of study outlined below incorporates the goals for health related careers. Prerequisites are included in the list below.

Required Chemistry Courses (30 credit hours)
CHM 2045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHM 2046 General Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab (2)
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (2)
CHM 3120C Elementary Analytical Chemistry I (4)
BCH 3023 Introductory Biochemistry (3)
CHS 4300 Fundamentals of Clinical Chem. (3)
CHS 4301L Fundamentals of Clinical Chem. Lab (2)

Required Chemistry Electives (9 credit hours)
Minimum of 9 hours selected from the following:
BCH 3023L Basic Biochemistry Lab (2)
BCH 4034 Advanced Biochemistry (3)
CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry* (3)
CHM 3610L Intermediate Inorganic Chem Lab* (1)
CHM 4060 Use of the Chemical Literature (1)
CHM 4070 Historical Perspectives in Chemistry (3)
CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I (4)
CHM 4413 Biophysical Chemistry (3)

Required Supporting Courses (22-24 credit hours)
MAC 2311 (4), MAC 2312 (4)
or
MAC 2281 (4), MAC 2282 (4)

PHY 2053 (3), PHY 2053L (1)
PHY 2054 (3), PHY 2054L (1)

BSC 2010 (3) BSC 2010L (1)

PCB 4723 (3), PCB 4723L (1)
or
PCB 3023 (3), PCB 3023L (1)

Other suggested electives important for advanced studies in health professional vocations: BSC 2011, PCB 3063, PCB 5235, PCB 5525, STA 2023, MCB 3020, PCB 4723, ZOO 4753, ZOO 3713, MCB 4502, CHM 4932*, PCB 4253, PCB 5845.

*Content varies each semester.


BS in Chemistry (CHS)

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is a rigorous program that supplies the foundation in chemistry required for both the student who begins a chemical vocation immediately upon graduation as well as the one who pursues advanced study in chemistry or related areas. In accord with this goal, the curriculum for the B.S. degree in Chemistry meets the requirements for degree certification by the American Chemical Society. Because of the strong base developed in this curriculum, the B.S. in Chemistry also provides entry into other chemistry related advanced studies. Prerequisites are included in the list below.

Required Chemistry Courses (50 credit hours)
CHM 2045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHM 2046 General Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab (2)
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (2)
BCH 3023 Introductory Biochemistry (3)
CHM 3120C Elementary Analytical Chemistry I (4)
CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 3610L Intermediate Inorganic Chem. I Lab (1)
CHM 4060 Use of the Chemical Literature (1)
CHM 4130C Methods of Instrumental Analysis (4)
CHM 4131C Methods of Chemical Investigation (4)
CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I (4)
CHM 4410L Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
CHM 4411 Physical Chemistry II (4)
CHM 4611 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Required Supporting Courses (20-23 credit hours)
MAC 2311 (4), MAC 2312 (4), MAC 2313 (4)
or
MAC 2281 (3), MAC 2282 (3), MAC 2283 (3)

PHY 2048 (3), PHY 2048L (1)
PHY 2049 (3), PHY 2049L (1)

Required natural science or engin. elective (3-6 hours)
1 - 3000 level course (PHY 3101, MAP 4302 suggested)
or
2 - 2000 level courses (BSC 2010, BSC 2011, GLY 2010, GLY 2100, EVR 2001, CGS 2060, CGS 2100, EGN 2210)

Other suggested chemistry electives: CHM 4970, BCH 3023L, CHM 4070, CHM 4932*.

*Content varies each semester.


Minor in Chemistry

Minimum of 24 total hours. Eight hours of approved Chemistry coursework must be completed at USF. Students apply for a minor when submitting a graduation application (i.e., there is no need to “declare” a minor).

Biomedical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences, and Medical Technology majors are not eligible for the minor in Chemistry.

Required Chemistry Courses (14 credit hours)
CHM 2045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHM 2046 General Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab (2)
CHM 4060 Use of Chemical Lit. (1)

Chemistry Electives (Minimum 10 hours)
Choose 10 hours of structured classes, applicable to the major. Chemistry courses used to satisfy a major requirement cannot be used toward a minor in Chemistry.

NOTE: In all laboratory classes the lecture is PR/CR.
BCH 3023 Introductory Biochemistry (3)
BCH 3023L Basic Biochemistry Lab (2)
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (2)
CHM 3120C Elementary Analytical Chemistry (4)
CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHM 3610L Intermediate Inorganic Chem. Lab (1)
CHM 4300 Biomolecules (3)
CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I (4)
CHM 4932 Selected Topics in Chemistry* (1-3)
CHS 4300 Fund. Clinical Chemistry (3)

*Note: CHM 4932 content varies each semester. Recent topics include: Chemical Archaeology, Applied Spectroscopy, NMR, Toxic Substances, Antibiotics, Analytical Environmental Methods, Chemistry of Materials, Polymer Chemistry, Spectroscopy, & Computer in Chemistry.


Biomedical Sciences (BMS)

Course Descriptions - Faculty

Biomedical Sciences is designed to fulfill the major requirements for professional schools in the Health Sciences (e.g. Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry). Students contemplating graduate study should pursue a major in the discipline of their interest, such as Biology, Chemistry, or Microbiology. Students must attain a C- or higher in all required courses for the Major.

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites) for Students Transferring from a Community College:
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade.

BSC X010, X010L & BSC X011, X011L Biology I and II with Lab (8)
and
CHM X045 & CHM X045L General Chemistry & Lab (4)
CHM X046 & CHM X046L General Chemistry II & Lab (4)
CHM X210 & CHM X210L Organic Chemistry & Lab (4)
CHM X211 & CHM X211L Organic Chemistry II & Lab (4)
and
PHY X053 & X053L General Physics I & Lab (4)
      or
BSC X093 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
and
PHY X054 & X054L General Physics II & Lab (4)
      or
BSC X094 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
and
MAC X241 Life Sciences Calculus (4)
      or
MAC X311 Calculus I (4)
and
MAC X242 Life Sciences Calculus II (4)
      or
MAC X312 Calculus II (4)
      or
STA X023 Introductory Statistics I (3)
      or
STA X122 Social Science Statistics (3)
      or
STA X014 (3)
      or
STA X024 Introductory Statistics II (3)
      or
STA X321 Essentials of Statistics (3)
      or
Equivalent

Please be aware of the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university. This is a non-limited access program with the above courses recommended.

Tier 1 - Required Biology and Chemistry Courses:

Biology:
BSC 2010 Biology I - Cellular Processes (3)
BSC 2010L Biology I Lab (1)
BSC 2011 Biology II - Diversity (3)
BSC 2011L Biology II Lab (1)
MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)

Chemistry:
CHM 2045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2045LGeneral Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHM 2046 General Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab (2)
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (2)
BCH 3023 Introductory Biochemistry (3)

Required Supporting Courses:

Mathematics:*
MAC 2241 Life Sciences Calculus I (4)
MAC 2242 Life Sciences Calculus II (4)
or
STA 2023 Introductory Statistics (4)

*MAC 2311 and MAC 2312 are also acceptable for the major.

Physics:*
PHY 2053 General Physics I (3)
PHY 2053L General Physics I Lab (1)
PHY 2054 General Physics II (3)
PHY 2054L General Physics II Lab (1)

*Students may substitute Human Anatomy or Physiology I and II (BSC 2093C & 2094C or BSC 2085, 2085L & BSC 2086, 2086L) for Physics I & II

Tier 2 - Required Biomedical Electives:

Minimum of 14 credits from the following to include:

Biology:
BOT 3850 Medical Botany (3)
MCB 4115C Determinative Bacteriology (5)
MCB 4404 Microbial Physiology and Genetics (4)
MCB 4404L Microbial Physiology and Genetics Lab (1)
MCB 4503 Virology (3)
MCB 5206 Public Health & Pathogenic Microbiology (3)
MCB 5815 Medical Mycology (3)
PCB 3023 Cell Biology (3)
PCB 3023L Cell Biology Lab (1)
PCB 3063 General Genetics (3)
PCB 3063L Genetics Lab (1)
PCB 3712 General Physiology (3)
PCB 3713L General Physiology Lab (1)
PCB 4234 Principles of Immunology (3)
PCB 4522C Experimental Genetics (3)
PCB 4843 Principles of Neuroscience (3)
ZOO 3713C Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy* (4)
ZOO 4753C Histology* (4)

*Combined course - satisfies lab requirement

Chemistry:
BCH 3023L Biochemistry Lab (2)
BCH 4034 Advanced Biochemistry (3)
CHM 3120C Elem. Analytical Chemistry (4)
CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHM 3610L Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1)
CHM 4413 Biophysical Chemistry (3)
CHM 4300 Biomolecules I (3)
CHM 4932 Selected Topics in Chemistry (1-3)
CHS 4300 Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry (3)
CHS 4301L Clinical Laboratory (2)

Other:
BMS 4402 Principles of Human Pharmacology (3)
HSC 4504 Foundations of Public Health Immunology* (3)
PHZ 4702 Applications of Physics to Biology & Medicine I (4)
PHZ 4703 Applications of Physics to Biology & Medicine II (4)

*cannot use both HSC 4504 & PCB 4243


Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences (INS)

Course Descriptions - Faculty

The Interdisciplinary Natural Science degree serves the academic and career goals of undergraduate students who seek a broad education in the Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geology).

For information on teacher certification in science or mathematics, prospective teachers should consult the section entitled Teacher Education Programs and also consult the College of Education section of the catalog.

Recommended Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites)
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this degree program.

Students are encouraged to complete as many of the following courses as possible, during the program of study at the community college, and when feasible in General Education/Gordon Rule courses. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade.

Biology I and Biology II (BSC 2010, 2010L, BSC 2011, 2011L) 8
Calculus (MAC 2241, MAC 2242 or MAC 2311, MAC 2312) 8
General Chemistry (CHM 2045, CHM 2045L, CHM 2046, CHM 2046L) 8
General Physics (PHY 2053, PHY 2053L, PHY 2054, PHY 2054L or PHY 2048, PHY 2048L, PHY 2049, PHY 2049L) 8
Introduction to Physical Geology and History of the Earth and Life (GLY 2010, GLY 2000L, GLY 2100, GLY 2100L) 8

Requirements for the Major in Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences

Coursework required for Interdisciplinary Natural Science majors:

TIER 1
Two introductory courses in each of 5 natural sciences areas (Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology) totaling 40 hours:

Calculus I and II
      (MAC 2241, 2242 or MAC 2311, 2312 or MAC 2281, 2282)
      (STA 2023 could be substituted for Calculus II)
Biology I and II
      (BSC 2010, 2010L and BSC 2011, 2011L)
General Chemistry I and II
      (CHM 2045, 2045L and CHM 2046, 2046L)
Geology I and II
      (GLY 2010, 2000L and GLY 2100, 2100L)
Physics I and II
      (PHY 2053, 2053L, 2054, 2054L, or PHY 2048, 2048L, 2049, 2049L)

TIER 2
At least 8 hours of structured, upper division (3000 level or higher) courses in three of the five natural sciences areas, totaling 24 hours. All Tier 2 courses in the sciences will be selected by the individual student, but must be chosen from the list of courses approved for department Major credit.

Residency
At least 12 of the 24 hours at Tier 2 must be taken at USF.


Medical Technology (MET)

Course Descriptions - Faculty

The University of South Florida offers a four year program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. The first three years are completed on campus; the fourth year (12 months) is completed at one of five affiliated hospitals in Florida, located in Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville. Admission to the fourth year is limited by the number of openings in affiliated hospitals and, at the present time, is competitive. Selection for the clinical program is made by the hospitals and students not admitted to a clinical program may need to select an alternate degree. Generally, hospitals require a minimum GPA of 2.5, and our students admitted to clinical programs in recent years have had a mean GPA of about 3.0.

All courses required for admission to the clinical program must be completed prior to beginning the clinical year. These requirements include:

  1. A minimum of 90 semester hours (excluding physical education.)
  2. All university Liberal Arts requirements.
  3. Writing and computation requirements for Gordon Rule 6A 10.30.
  4. All sciences and mathematics requirements listed below, including Common Prerequisites and those specific to USF, with a “C” or higher in each course.

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites) for Students Transferring from a Community College:
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

A student who transfers with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. The transfer student should also be aware of the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade. They may be completed at a community college or other institution or at USF.

  1. General Biology I with lab (4)
    (e.g. BSC1010C, BSC1011C, BSC1010/1010L, BSC 1011/1011L, BSC 2010/2010L, PCB 2011C, PCB 2131/2131L, BSC 2011/2011L, ZOO 2010, ZOO 1010)
  2. Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (4)
    (e.g. BSC 1085/1085L, BSC 1085C, BSC 1093, BSC 2093C, BSC 2085/2085L, BSC 1011C, BSC 2011, PCB 4703, PCB 3703, PCB 3702, PCB 3702,3,4 (student’s choice of one of these three labs), PCB 3703C, BSC 2085C, BSC 2023C)
  3. Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (4)
    (e.g. BSC 1086/1086L, BSC 1086C, BSC 2094C, ZOO 3733C, ZOO 3731, PCB 3134C, PCB 2131, BSC 1094, BSC 2096, BSC 2011, PCB 2510/2510L, BSC 2086C)
  4. General Microbiology with lab (4)
    (e.g. MCB 3020/3020L, MCB 2013/2013L, MCB 2013C/2013L, MCB 3023/3023L, MCB 3020C, MCB 2010/2010L)
  5. General Chemistry I with lab (4)
    (e.g. CHM 1045/1045L, CHM 1045C, CHM 2045/2045L)
  6. General Chemistry II with lab (4)
    (e.g. CHM 1046/1046L, CHM 1046C, CHM 1040/1040L, CHM 1041/1041L, CHM 1046E/1046L, CHM 2046/2046L)
  7. Organic Chemistry I with lab (4 5)
    (e.g. CHM 2210/2210L, CHM 2010/2010L, CHM 2210C, CHM 3210)
  8. Organic Chemistry II with lab (4 5)
    (e.g. CHM 2211/2211L, CHM 2011/2011L, CHM 2211C, CHM 3211/3211L, CHM 3120/3120L, CHM 2120/2120L, CHM 2120C, CHM 3120C)
  9. Statistics (3-4)
    (e.g. STA 2023, STA 2014, STA 2122, STA 2037, STA 2040, STA 2024, STA 2321, STA 3023)

Students should carefully follow all prerequisite requirements for individual courses. The USF courses recommended to meet the state mandated prerequisites as listed above are:

General Biology I with lab (BSC 2010,2010L) (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab where available) (BSC 2093C or BSC 1085,1085L) (3-4)
General Biology II with lab (BSC 2011,2011L) (4)
General Microbiology with lab (MCB 3020C) (4)
General Chemistry I with lab (CHM 2045,2045L) (4)
General Chemistry II with lab (CHM 2046,2046L) (4)
Organic Chemistry I with lab (CHM 2210,2210L) (4-5)
Organic Chemistry II with lab (CHM 2211,2211L) (4)
Statistics (STA 2023) (4)

In addition to the Common Prerequisites listed above, the following courses are required for the degree at USF:

College Algebra (MAC 1105 or MAC 1147) (3-4)
Cell Biology with lab (PCB 3023,L) (4)
Immunology (PCB 5235 or equivalent) (3)
Determinative Bacteriology with lab (MCB 4115C) (5)
Biochemistry (BCH 3023) (3)

Ability to use computers is essential for work in a modern laboratory. Hospitals recommend elective courses in use of computers and in management.

Upon successful completion of this curriculum and acceptance by one of the affiliated hospitals, the student will complete 12 continuous months of training at that hospital. Hospital programs begin in July or early August each year, and some hospitals also have programs beginning in January or February. During this clinical training, the student will continue to be registered as a full time student of the university and will receive a total of 30 credit hours of work in:

MLS 4031 Introduction to Medical Technology
MLS 4861 Clinical Immunology
MLS 4863 Clinical Microbiology
MLS 4865 Clinical Immunohematology
MLS 4860 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluid
MLS 4862 Clinical Hematology
MLS 4864 Clinical Chemistry
MLS 4866 Clinical Laboratory Management and Education

These courses, listed under “Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences,” will be taught at the hospital. A “C” or higher must be earned in each course. Students successfully completing this program will be granted a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology.

Teacher Education Programs

For information concerning the degree programs for secondary school teachers, see College of Education section this Catalog and junior college teachers, see USF Graduate Catalog.


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