Sep 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry, BS

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The Chemistry Program provides instruction in the fundamental theories, principles, and techniques of all basic, sub-fields of chemistry such as general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and polymer chemistry. The courses are especially designed for students who are interested in gaining knowledge and understanding about the basics of chemical elements, organic and inorganic compounds, concepts and mechanisms of chemical reactions, chemical structure, chemical analysis, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and various instrumentation and techniques used in chemistry.

Chemistry Major Requirements

The Chemistry major is designed to give students a broad background in science and mathematics with a solid core in chemistry. It prepares them for graduate and professional schools as well as for careers in industry and government at the local, state, and federal levels.


* CHEM 101  should be taken as a Natural Science GER.


Other courses in Biology may be substituted for BIOL 103  and BIOL 106  with the permission of the department chairperson.


Chemistry majors must also successfully pass a comprehensive exit exam during the Spring of the senior year and complete a senior thesis.

Level I (Freshman)

Fall Semester

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 17

Level II (Sophomore)

Total Semester Credits: 17

Total Semester Credits: 15

Level III (Junior)

Total Semester Credits: 17

Total Semester Credits: 14

Level IV (Senior)

Total Semester Credits: 13

Total Semester Credits: 13

Total Credits: 122

*General Education Requirement

**University Graduation Requirement- *ORIE 101 - FRESHMAN SEMINAR (1HR.) & MISY 151 TECH FLUENCY (3HRS.)= 4 HRS.

Major Course

Or any 2 part 200 level History

or any ENGL 200 level or above

BIOL 101  or BIOL 107  or CHEM 101  or PHSC 101  or PHSC 103  

PHIL 103  or PHIL 102  

† or IDIS 103  or any Foreign Language or ART 105  or MUSC 201  or DANC 226  or THEA 211  

‡ or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202  or SPCH 204  or GEOG 102  

General Elective - any University course

Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options.

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