BS in Chemistry Curriculum
Initial placement in English and mathematics courses is determined by placement examinations and an evaluation of high school units presented. Students who do not place directly into MA 141 or MA 151 should take MA 140. MA 153 and MA 154 are strongly recommended.
Chemistry majors must maintain a minimum grade of C- in all required chemistry, physics and mathematics courses. Any required course not listed in the course descriptions may be considered for scheduling when the need arises. All 4-credit science courses have a laboratory component. Chemistry electives must be selected with the advice and approval of the department adviser. Open electives should be selected based upon student interests and career goals from offerings in all schools.
Students majoring in chemistry must complete the following requirements:
|University Curriculum 1||46|
|Modern Language Requirement||3-6|
|Chemistry Core Requirements|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Lab
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Lab
|Organic Chemistry I|
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
|Organic Chemistry II|
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
|Physical Chemistry I|
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
|Physical Chemistry II|
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
and Biochemistry I Lab
|CHE 410||Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHE 420||Chemistry Integrative Capstone||3|
|CHE 475||Chemistry Seminar I||1|
|CHE 476||Chemistry Seminar II||1|
|CHE 490||Chemistry Research I||3|
|CHE 491||Chemistry Research II||3|
|Upper level CHE elective course 2||3|
|Cognate Courses 3|
|MA 141||Calculus of a Single Variable 3,4||3|
|General Physics I|
and General Physics I Lab 3,5
|General Physics II|
and General Physics II Lab 3,5
|Open electives 6|
All students must complete the University Curriculum requirements.
Typically CHE 300.
Required courses, which support the chemistry major and may be used to satisfy requirements outside of the major.
MA 151 may be substituted for MA 141. MA 153 and MA 154 are also highly recommended but not required.
Students take open electives to fulfill the minimum number of credits for graduation. Number of credits may vary depending on foreign language and math placement scores. Some cognate course credits may count toward the University Curriculum requirements.
Minimum number of credits required for graduation is 120.
Modern Language Requirement
The College of Arts and Sciences offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. Students earning either degree must complete one foreign language through the 102 level, and all students are encouraged to pursue a balanced program of study.