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: 92

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Lower-Division Core Courses

49

Biology

General Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physics

Mathematics

Computer Science

Upper-Division Core Courses

33

Analytical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Biochemistry

Mathematics

Advanced Electives

3

Modern & Classical Language OR Additional Advanced Electives

7

Total Hours

92


Lower-Division Core Courses

Biology

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

3

BIOB 161N

Prncpls of Living Systems Lab

1

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

General Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Organic Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 171

Calculus I

4

M 172

Calculus II

4

M 273

Multivariable Calculus

4

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Computer Science

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

CSCI 125

Computation in the Sciences

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses

Analytical Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 311

Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis

4

CHMY 421

Advanced Instrument Analysis

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physical Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 371

Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy

4

CHMY 373

Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Inorganic Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 401

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHMY 402

Advanced Inorganic Chem Lab

2

Total Hours

5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Biochemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BCH 480

Advanced Biochemistry I

3

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

3

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

M 311

Ordinary Differential Equations and Systems

3

Total Hours

3

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 3 credits in the following courses:

3

CHMY 391

Special Topics/Expmntl Crse

CHMY 442

Aquatic Chemistry

CHMY 465

Organic Spectroscopy

CHMY 491

Special Topics/Expmntl Crse

CHMY 492

Independent Study

CHMY 499

Senior Thesis/capstone

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced College Writing Requirement

Rule: To complete the Advanced College Writing Requirement, Chemistry students may take the following courses or any other stand-alone advanced writing course.

Code

Title

Hours

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

3

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

3

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-