Chemistry Major, B.S., ACS-Certified

This program is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information. This program differs from the conventional Bachelor of Science track by requiring more time conducting research.

The program prepares chemistry students for entering the job market or for continuing their education at the graduate level. Research projects, publishing opportunities, internships and classes provide students with both lecture and laboratory experience.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for a B.S. major in chemistry, ACS-Certified:

BIO 198General Biology I

4

BIO 198LGeneral Biology I Laboratory

0

CHE 152General Chemistry I

3

CHE 153LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE 154General Chemistry II

3

CHE 155LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE 232Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 233LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE 234Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 235LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE 310Analytical Chemistry

4

CHE 310LAnalytical Chemistry Laboratory

0

PHY 205General Physics with Calculus I

4

PHY 205LGeneral Physics with Calculus I Laboratory

0

PHY 206General Physics with Calculus II

4

PHY 206LGeneral Physics with Calculus II Laboratory

0

MAT 260Calculus I

4

MAT 261Calculus II

4

CHE 245Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

4

CHE 245LIntermediate Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

0

CHE 320Biochemistry

3

CHE 352Physical Chemistry I

3

CHE 353LPhysical Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE 354Physical Chemistry II

3

CHE 355LPhysical Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE 425Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHE 430Advanced Instrumental Chemistry

4

CHE 430LAdvanced Instrumental Chemistry Laboratory

0

CHE 451Introduction to Research

1-4

4 credits of CHE 451 are required

One of the following:

CHE 420Advanced Biochemistry

4

CHE 426Advanced Organic Chemistry

3

CHE 445Advanced Organic Spectroscopy

3

If CHE 420 is taken, CHE 320L must also be taken as a prerequisite for that course.
An alternative to the PHY 205/PHY 206 sequence is the three-course combination of PHY 200/PHY 201/PHY 307.  This is relevant for students changing their major to the B.S. Chemistry, ACS-Certified,  after they have taken PHY 200/PHY 201.

Total Credit Hours: 69-70