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 Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 94

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Lower Core Courses45
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Computer Science
Upper Division Core Courses33
Analytical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Biochemistry
Mathematics
Advanced Electives3-9
Modern Foreign Language10
Ethics3
Total Hours94-100

Lower Core Courses

Rule: All courses in all subcategories listed are required

45 Total Credits Required

General Chemistry

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

CHMY 221Organic Chemistry I3
CHMY 222Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHMY 223Organic Chemistry II3
CHMY 224Organic Chemistry II Lab2
Total Hours10

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

PHSX 215NFund of Physics w/Calc I4
PHSX 216NPhysics Laboratory I w/Calc1
PHSX 217NFund of Physics w/Calc II4
PHSX 218NPhysics Laboratory II w/Calc1
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

M 171Calculus I4
M 172Calculus II4
M 273Multivariable Calculus4
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Computer Science

CSCI 250Computer Mdlng/Science Majors3
Total Hours3

Upper Division Core Courses

Rule: All courses in all subcategories listed are required

33 Total Credits Required

Analytical Chemistry

CHMY 311Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis4
CHMY 421Advanced Instrument Analysis4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physical Chemistry

CHMY 371Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy4
CHMY 373Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

Inorganic Chemistry

CHMY 401Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHMY 402Advanced Inorganic Chem Lab2
CHMY 403Descriptive Inorganic Chem3
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Biochemistry

BCH 480Advanced Biochemistry I3
BCH 486Biochemistry Research Lab3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

M 311Ordinary Differential Equations and Systems3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced Electives

Rule: Choose 3 to 9 credits from the listed courses.

Note: 3 credits maximum of CHMY 492 or CHMY 499 may be applied toward degree requirements.

Other classes in chemistry, physics, geology, biochemistry, or mathematics may be used to meet the Advanced Electives requirement with approval of the Chemistry Adviser.

2 additional Advanced Electives of at least 3 credits each may be substituted for the Modern Language requirement with approval of the Chemistry Adviser.

Select 3-9 credits from the following:3-9
Special Topics/Expmntl Crse
Aquatic Chemistry
Organic Spectroscopy
Special Topics/Expmntl Crse
Independent Study
Senior Thesis/capstone
Total Hours3-9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Modern Foreign Language

Rule: Complete 2 semesters (10 credits) of a modern language or 2 additional advanced elective courses

Note: 2 Advanced Elective courses worth at least 3 credits each may be substituted for the Modern Foreign Language requirement with approval from the Chemistry Adviser.

Minimum Required Grade: Pass

10 Total Credits Required


Ethics

Rule: Complete the following course

CHMY 305EEthics, Literature and Writing in the Sciences3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-