Department of Chemistry

Chemistry Major

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

A Bachelor of Science (ACS certified) degree in Chemistry requires the following courses:

CHM 111 General Chemistry I 4 sh
CHM 112General Chemistry II 4 sh
CHM 211  Organic Chemistry I  4 sh
CHM 212Organic Chemistry II4 sh
CHM 311 Quantitative Analysis  4 sh
CHM 332Physical Chemistry I4 sh
CHM 334Physical Chemistry II  4 sh
CHM 341 Inorganic Chemistry 4 sh
CHM 351Biochemistry4 sh
CHM 499  Chemistry Research1,2   2 sh
CHM 494Senior Seminar in Chemistry3 sh
Chose eight hours from the following:
  • CHM 305 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHM 321 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHM 353 Biochemistry II
8 sh
MTH 151 Calculus I 4 sh
MTH 251 Calculus II 4 sh
PHY 2213 University Physics I 4 sh
PHY 2223 Universtiy Physics II 4 sh
 

Total

65 sh


1ACS allows research via an REU or SURE as a valid research experience. If a student has a summer research experience they may take an additional elective with a lab in place of the 2 sh of CHM 499.
2 If a student has below a 3.0 average and cannot take research these 2 sh can be substituted by a course approved by the department chair. Their degree will not be certified by the ACS.
3PHY 201 and 202 may be substituted for PHY 221 and 222.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry requires the following courses:

CHM 111General Chemistry I 4 sh
CHM 112    General Chemistry II4 sh
CHM 211Organic Chemistry I 4 sh
CHM 212 Organic Chemistry II 4 sh
CHM 311Quantitative Analysis 4 sh
CHM 332  Physical Chemistry I 4 sh
CHM 341 Inorganic Chemistry 4 sh
CHM 494 Senior Seminar in Chemistry 3 sh
MTH 121 Calculus I 4 sh
PHY 201*General Physics I4 sh
PHY 202 *General Physics II  4 sh
Six semester hours from chemistry (at least 4 sh at the 300-400 level) 6 sh
 

Total

49 sh

* Physics 221 and 222 may be substituted for Physics 201 and 202.

This page was updated June 26, 2014.