Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Students are strongly encouraged to talk to a faculty advisor in the Chemistry Department to ensure that the necessary math and science courses are taken in the first two years of study.
In order to graduate with a BS in Chemistry, all courses covered under major requirements must be completed with a grade C or better.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
- Complete the major requirements below.
Students working toward a BS in Chemistry can choose one of two options: biochemistry and chemistry.
|BIOL A242||Fundamentals of Cell Biology||3|
|BIOL A252||Principles of Genetics||3|
|BIOL A461||Molecular Biology||3|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
|CHEM A253||Principles of Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM A312||Quantitative Analysis||5|
|CHEM A321||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM A322||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM A323L||Organic Chemistry Laboratory||2|
|CHEM A411||Biophysical Chemistry||3|
|CHEM A441||Principles of Biochemistry I||3|
|CHEM A442||Principles of Biochemistry II||3|
|CHEM A443||Biochemistry Laboratory||2|
|CHEM A492||Undergraduate Seminar||2|
|CHEM A498||Individual Research||6|
|MATH A251||Calculus I||4|
|MATH A252||Calculus II||4|
|Choose a PHYS sequence:||8|
|Basic Physics I|
and Basic Physics I Laboratory
|Basic Physics II|
and Basic Physics II Laboratory
|General Physics I|
and General Physics I Laboratory
|General Physics II|
and General Physics II Laboratory
|Choose 9 credits from the following upper division selectives:||9|
|Principles of Animal Physiology|
|Comparative Animal Physiology|
|Experiential Learning: Molecular Biology|
|Physical Chemistry II|
A total of 120 to 126 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division.
Chemistry Option - Admission Suspended
Contact the Chemistry Department for advising concerning this degree option.
Honors in Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry awards departmental honors in chemistry to undergraduate students who show exceptional performance in all their coursework. To graduate with honors students must:
- Satisfy all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
- Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50 in CHEM classes.
- Complete, with distinction, a written assignment in the style of a chemical journal based on the research performed in CHEM A498.
- Notify the Departmental Honors Committee in writing at the time they file their Application for Graduation with the Office of the Registrar that they intend to graduate with departmental honors.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
It is expected that graduates of the Chemistry program will have the ability to:
- Understand and critically solve problems related to the physical and natural sciences and present those solutions for the advancement of knowledge in the field of chemistry and biochemistry.
- Design and conduct experiments that include fieldwork, laboratory analyses, instrumental methods, theoretical development and interpretation in the discipline.