BS/BA in Chemistry

The BS major is designed for students planning to pursue graduate study and professional research in chemistry or one of its subfields, such as biomedical science, forensics, environmental science, pharmacology, or materials science.

The BA major is designed for students planning to pursue professional studies such as law or medicine, students interested in teaching chemistry at the secondary level, or students choosing chemistry as a second major.

Chemistry Major BS

PrerequisitesCredits
CHEM 151, 152 General Chemistry I, II 4, 4
Total 8
Co-requisitesCredits
PHYS 151, 152 General Physics I, II 4, 4
MATH 181 Calculus I and 182 Calculus II OR 4, 4
MATH 170/171 Calculs I w/Pre-calculus A AND B and MATH 182 Calculus II 8, 4
MATH 241 Differential Equations or MATH 225 Multivariate Calculus 4
Total 20 - 24
Required CoursesCredits
CHEM 241, 242 Organic Chemistry I, II 4, 4
CHEM 277 Analytical Chemistry 4
CHEM 278 Chemical Instrumentation in Research 4
CHEM 361, 362 Physical Chemistry I, II 4, 4
CHEM 286 Special Topics 2
CHEM 482 Senior Capstones: Chemistry Seminar 1
Additional 8 hours in chemistry selected from courses numbered above 300, including at least one of the following courses: 8
CHEM 332 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 343 Advanced Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 453 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4
STEM 371 Career Seminar 1
Total 36
Notes
Research strongly encouraged

Additional 8 hours in chemistry selected from courses numbered above 300, excluding chemistry projects, independent studies, or honors. These courses must include at least one of the following courses:

CHEM 332 Biochemistry
CHEM 343 Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 452 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 

Chemistry Major BA

PrerequisitesCredits
CHEM 151, 152 General Chemistry I, II  4, 4
Total 8
Co-requisitesCredits
PHYS 151, 152 General Physics I. II 4, 4
MATH 181 Caluclus I and MATH 182 Calculus II  OR 4, 4
MATH 170/171 Calculus I w/Pre-calculus A AND B and MATH 181 Caluclus I 8, 4
MATH 241 Differential Equations or MATH 225 Multivariate Calculus 4
Total 20 - 24
Required CoursesCredits
CHEM 241, 242 Organic Chemistry I, II 4, 4
CHEM 277 Analytical Chemistry 4
CHEM 278 Chemical Instrumentation in Research 4
CHEM 361, 362 Physical Chemistry I, II 4, 4
CHEM 286 Special Topics 2
CHEM 482 Senior Capstone: Chemistry Seminar 1
Total 27
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