CHEM 1341/1181 or 1441
CHEM 1342/1182 or 1442
LANGUAGE, PHILOSOPHY, & CULTURE
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS
Beginning the Journey
Trailblazing the Path
Be Bold. Be Ambitious. Set Yourself Apart.
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 professional school.
Visit the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center and meet with a counselor to explore potential careers for the B.S. in Biochemistry.
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.
Global Mavericks Program
Language Exchange Program
Focus on upper-division chemistry and biology course sequences required for staying on track.
Meet with your academic advisor to review progress and start planning for degree completion.
Meet with health professions advisor to discuss application to professional programs if you are interested in pursuing such after graduation.
Tutoring & coaching
Meet with your advisor and become familiar with requirements for your degree.
Meet with Health Professions advisor to discuss requirements for pursing a career in health.
Complete lower division prerequisite courses
General Chemistry with lab 1 & 2 (1441, 1442 or 1341/1181 & 1342/1182)
Organic Chemistry with lab 1 & 2 (2321/2181 & 2322/1182)
Quantitative Chemistry with lab
Become a Teaching Assistant (TA) for general chemistry labs or a tutor for the Chemistry Clinic.
Attend departmental research seminars.
Contribute to student, community, and/or
Begin shadowing professionals in your desired career or become a scribe if you plan to apply to medical school.
Participate in internal and/or external research opportunities or internships, including summer research outside UTA.
Meet with Lockheed Martin Career Development Center counselors to discuss career goals.
Make appointment with health professions to discuss mock interviews and personal statement reviews if you plan to apply to a professional school or graduate program in a health profession.
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.
Camps for high school students
Peer Academic Leadership
Undergraduate Research Assistantship
Contact your professors for opportunities
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
Review your resume or vitae with Career Services or Health Professions office.
Take the GRE, MCAT, or other required exam for entrance to graduate or professional school.
Attend job fairs.
Apply to graduate or professional school.
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
Network with employers
Discover internships and co-ops
Apply for on-campus employment
Join Handshake, our career services platform
Participate in career development programs
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
Ethics: Display High Personal Standards and Integrity, Conduct Themselves 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
Clinical Research Associate
Clinical Scientist, Biochemistry
Environment and Health Care
Industry Research & Development
Law and Policy
Manufacturing in Government
Military and Law Enforcement
Research Scientist - Life Sciences
Scientific Laboratory Technician
Secondary Education or Higher Ed Academic Researcher
What career options do I have with this major?
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.
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.
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