Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

General

Program Description

Chemistry Major

The Bachelor of Science degree program is rigorous; its certification by the American Chemical Society enhances the stature and usefulness of this degree. Students planning to continue into graduate work are encouraged to take the program.

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs are described below. Detailed curricula are available from the department chair.

Chemistry Major - Bachelor of Science Degree

Students who choose to major in chemistry must meet the following requirements in addition to the special requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree:

50 credit hours of Chemistry courses of which at least 36 hours must be at the advanced (3000 or 4000) level.

At least 15 credit hours must be hands-on laboratory experiences, that include a minimum of 450 contact hours in physical (i.e., not virtual or computer-based) laboratories.

Requirements

Physics:

  • PHYS 1321 - University Physics I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PHYS 1121 - Physics Laboratory I Credit Hours: 1.0
  • PHYS 1322 - University Physics II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PHYS 1122 - Physics Laboratory II Credit Hours: 1.0

Mathematics:

  • MATH 1431 - Calculus I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • MATH 1432 - Calculus II Credit Hours: 4.0
  • MATH 2433 - Calculus III Credit Hours: 4.0
  • MATH 3321 - Engineering Mathematics Credit Hours: 3.0

Chemistry:

  • CHEM 1111 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 1112 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 1331 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 1332 - Fundamentals of Chemistry 2 Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 2133 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 2233 - Inorganic Chemistry I Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 3119 - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 3221 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 3222 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 3331 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3332 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3369 - Analytical Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4115 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 4229 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 4270 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 4272 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 4336 - Fundamental Biochemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4365 - Inorganic Chemistry II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4369 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4370 - Physical Chemistry I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4372 - Physical Chemistry II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • 3 hours approved advanced chemistry elective. Credit Hours: 3.0

Last updated Oct 2018

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