Bachelor of Science in Chemistry American Chemical Society Approved

Students interested in a career in the chemical industry or graduate study in chemistry should enroll in the Bachelor of Science program. Changes in the program to meet the specific needs of each student may be arranged in consultation with the student's adviser. Students planning a career in medicine or graduate study in biochemistry should include Biochemistry I and II in their program, or follow the Biological Chemistry (Biochemistry) emphasis. The department of Chemistry also offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a Forensic Science Emphasis and an Environmental Emphasis.

Chemistry

University Degree Requirements
55
 
 

Specified General Education Courses:
37
 
 

Elective Specified General Education Courses:
18
 
 

Department/Major Requirements
53-55
Core Courses:  
CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry
1
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab
5
CHEM 632/632L Physical Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 634 Physical Chemistry II
3
CHEM 634L Advanced Physical and Inorganic Lab
2
CHEM 656 Instrumental Analysis
3
CHEM 656L Advanced Instrumental and Physical Lab
2
CHEM 662/662L Biochemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 666 Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM 675 Seminar in Chemistry
1
Advanced Chemistry Elective chosen from: CHEM 352/352L Environmental Chemistry/Lab, CHEM 382 Introduction to Forensic Science, CHEM 644/644L Organic Analysis/Lab, CHEM 646 Theories of Organic Chemistry, or CHEM 664/664L Biochemistry II/Lab 3-5
 
 

Cognates:
13
MATH 235 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
5
MATH 236 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
3
PHYS 212/212L Physics for Scientists and Engineers I/Lab
5
 
 

Unspecified Electives:
 1-3  
 
 

Total Credit Hours Required for B.S. degree
124

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Environmental Emphasis

 

University Degree Requirements
55
   
Specified General Education Courses:  
Foundation Studies (must include MATH 110 or higher)
18
   
Elective Specified General Education Courses:  
Liberal Arts:  
- International Studies Component (elect 2 or 3 courses)
6
Distribution Areas:  
- Humanities (three electives)
9
- Mathematics and Natural Sciences:
 

       MATH 234 Analytic Geometry
5
       MATH 250 Elements of Statistics
3
       PHYS 211/211L Physics for Scientists
5
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (three electives)
9
Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective)
3
   
Department/Major Requirements
50-55
Core Courses:  
CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry
1
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab
5
CHEM 632/632L Physical Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 634 Physical Chemistry II
3
CHEM 634L Advanced Physical and Inorganic Lab
2
CHEM 656 Instrumental Analysis
3
CHEM 656L Advanced Instrumental and Physical Lab
2
CHEM 662/662L Biochemistry I/Lab
5
Chemistry Degree Option Electives
0-5
CHEM 666 Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM 675 Seminar in Chemistry
1
   
Emphasis Requirements:  
CHEM 352-352L Environmental Chemistry
5
   
Cognates:  
MATH 235 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
5
MATH 236 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
3
PHYS 212/212L Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
5
   
Free Electives (select courses that total a minimum of 6 credit hours)
 

AGRI 215/215L Soils
4
BIOL 490/490L General Microbiology
5
BIOL 657/657L Limonology
3
BIOL 395/395L Ecology
3
ECFI 378 Environmental and Energy Economics
3
GSCI 240 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
3
GSCI 290 Cartography: Theory and Applications
3
GSCI 340 Environmental Geology
3
GSCI 360 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems
3
GSCI 635 Hydrology and Water Resources
3
PHYS 208 Elementary Meteorology
3
POLS 310 Introduction to Public Administration
3
POLS 320 Introduction to Law
3
   
Environmental Emphasis:
 

University Degree Requirements
55
Department/Major Requirements

69-74

Total
124-129

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Biological Chemistry Emphasis

 

University Degree Requirements
52
   
Specified General Education Courses:  
Foundation Studies
15
   
Elective Specified General Education Courses:  
Liberal Arts:  
- International Studies Component (elect 2 or 3 courses)
6
Distribution Areas:  
- Humanities (three electives)
9
- Mathematics and Natural Sciences:
 

       MATH 234 Analytic Geometry
5
       PHYS 211/211L Physics for Scientists
5
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (three electives)
9
Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective)
3
   
Department/Major Requirements
50
Core Courses:  
CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry
1
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab
5
CHEM 632/632L Physical Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 634 Physical Chemistry II
3
CHEM 634L Advanced Physical and Inorganic Lab
2
CHEM 656 Instrumental Analysis
3
CHEM 656L Advanced Instrumental and Physical Lab
2
CHEM 662/662L Biochemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 666 Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM 675 Seminar in Chemistry
1
   
Cognates:
 

PHYS 212/212L Physics II/Lab
5
MATH 235 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
5
BIOL 180/180L Principles of Biology/Lab
4
   
Biological Chemistry Cognates:  
CHEM 664/664L Biochemistry II/Lab
5
   
Two courses selected from:
8
BIOL 435/435L Cellular Biology/Lab  
BIOL 490/490L General Microbiology/Lab  
BIOL 325/325L Genetics/Lab  
BIOL 648/648L Immunology/Lab  
   
Biological Chemistry Emphasis  
University Degree Requirements
52
Department/Major Requirements
77
   
Total
129

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Forensic Science Emphasis

 

University Degree Requirements
52
   
Specified General Education Courses:  
Foundation Studies
15
   
Elective Specified General Education Courses:  
Liberal Arts:  
- International Studies Component (elect 2 or 3 courses)
6
Distribution Areas:  
- Humanities (three electives)
9
- Mathematics and Natural Sciences:
 

       MATH 234 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
5
       PHYS 211/211L Physics for Scientists & Engineers I/Lab
5
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (three electives)
9
Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective)
3
   
Department/Major Requirements
50
Core Courses:  
CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry
1
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab
5
CHEM 632/632L Physical Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 634 Physical Chemistry II
3
CHEM 634L Advanced Physical and Inorganic Lab
2
CHEM 656 Instrumental Analysis
3
CHEM 656L Advanced Instrumental and Physical Lab
2
CHEM 662/662L Biochemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 666 Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM 675 Seminar in Chemistry
1
   
Cognates:  
BIOL 435/435L Cellular Biology/Lab
4
BIOL 490/490L General Microbiology/Lab
5
BIOL 325/325L Genetics/Lab

4

MATH 235 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
5
PHYS 212/212L Physics for Scientists and Engineers II/Lab
5
JUS 250 Administration of Justice Systems
3
JUS 331 Criminal Law and Procedure
3
   
Forensic Chemistry Cognates:  
CHEM 380 Introduction to Forensic Science
3
   
Forensic Science Emphasis:  
University Degree Requirements
55
Department/Major Requirements
74
Total
129

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Minor (Chemistry)

A minor in chemistry will strengthen many degree programs.  This is especially true for students majoring in biology, geoscience, education, mathematics, or physics.  The minor allows a wide selection of courses.  Students should select the courses that complement their major.

CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab 5
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab 5
Electives selected from:  
CHEM 280 Laboratory Teaching Techniques;  
CHEM 284 Selected Studies in Chemistry;  
CHEM 304/304L Essentials of Organic Chemistry/Lab;  
CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab;  
CHEM 352/352L Environmental Chemistry/Lab;  
CHEM 360/360L Essentials of Biochemistry/Lab;  
CHEM 430/430L Survey of Physical Chemistry/Lab; and  
CHEM 476 Apprenticeship in Chemistry 10
Total 20
Premedical students may obtain a minor in chemistry by completing CHEM 340 and CHEM 342 in addition to CHEM 120 and CHEM 122.


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