Chemistry B.S.

(American Chemical Society Certified)

The courses required for the B.S. degree provide a solid education in chemistry for the professional chemist and in preparation for graduate work in most areas of chemistry. These requirements meet the latest certification standards of the American Chemical Society.

Bachelor of Science - Chemistry

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 87-89

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower-Division Core Courses45
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Computer Science
Upper-Division Core Courses30
Analytical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Biochemistry
Mathematics
Advanced Electives3
Modern & Classical Language OR Additional Advanced Electives6-8
Ethics3
Total Hours87-89

Lower-Division Core Courses

General Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 141N
CHMY 142N
College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab
5
CHMY 143N
CHMY 144N
College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab
5
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Organic Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 221
CHMY 222
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
CHMY 223
CHMY 224
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
Total Hours10

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Complete all of the following courses:
PHSX 215N
PHSX 216N
Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc
5
PHSX 217N
PHSX 218N
Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc
5
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

Complete all of the following courses:
M 171Calculus I4
M 172Calculus II4
M 273Multivariable Calculus4
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Computer Science

Complete all of the following courses:
CSCI 125Computation in the Sciences3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses

Analytical Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 311Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis4
CHMY 421Advanced Instrument Analysis4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physical Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 371Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy4
CHMY 373Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

Inorganic Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 401Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHMY 402Advanced Inorganic Chem Lab2
Total Hours5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Biochemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
BCH 480Advanced Biochemistry I3
BCH 486Biochemistry Research Lab3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

Complete the following course:
M 311Ordinary Differential Equations and Systems3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced Electives

Note: Other classes in Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Biochemistry, or Mathematics may be used to meet the advanced electives requirement with approval of the chemistry advisor. A maximum of 3 credits of CHMY 492 or CHMY 499 may be applied toward degree requirements.

Complete 3 credits in the following courses:3
Special Topics/Expmntl Crse
Aquatic Chemistry
Organic Spectroscopy
Special Topics/Expmntl Crse
Independent Study
Senior Thesis/capstone
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Modern & Classical Language OR Additional Advanced Electives

Rule: Complete 2 semesters of a language or 2 additional advanced elective courses of at least 3 credits each from the above list. Subject to approval of the chemistry advisor.

Note: Other classes in Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Biochemistry, or Mathematics may be used to meet the advanced electives requirement with approval of the chemistry advisor. A maximum of 3 credits of CHMY 492 or CHMY 499 may be applied toward degree requirements.

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Ethics

Complete the following course:
CHMY 305EEthics, Literature and Writing in the Sciences3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-