Chemistry Major, B.S.

This 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:

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

One of the following:

CHE 426Advanced Organic Chemistry

3

CHE 445Advanced Organic Spectroscopy

3

CHE 499Special Topics in Chemistry

1-4

2 credits of CHE 410, CHE 451, or CHE 453 are required 

3-4 credits of CHE 426, CHE 445, or CHE 499 are required

One of the following:

CHE 410Senior Seminar

2

CHE 451Introduction to Research

1-4

CHE 453Chemistry Internship

1-4

 

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 after they have taken PHY 200/PHY 201.

Total Credit Hours: 67-68