B.S., Applied Chemistry

Program Overview and Description:

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Applied Chemistry is designed to prepare students to apply physical and mathematical concepts to chemical systems. This major combines foundational courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics with advanced coursework in chemistry and other physical/mathematical disciplines to develop depth within a particular area of interest. This major fulfills most of the pre-engineering requirements for the Washington University in St. Louis dual-degree engineering programs, including the recommended courses for Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, while also preparing non-dual-degree students for careers and further education in engineering, chemistry, and the applied sciences.

B.S., Applied Chemistry requirements (62 credits)

Required coursework
CHM 203General Chemistry I3
CHM 204General Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHM 205General Chemistry II3
CHM 206General Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHM 315Quantitative and Statistical Analysis *4
CHM 321Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 322Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHM 323Organic Chemistry II3
CHM 324Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHM 341Physical Chemistry I3
CHM 342Physical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHM 343Physical Chemistry II3
CHM 499Chemistry Seminar1
MTH 245Calculus I4
MTH 249Modeling the Physical World I3
or MTH 246 Calculus II
MTH 349Modeling the Physical World II3
or MTH 347 Calculus III
PHY 221Advanced General Physics I:Modeling the Physical World3
or PHY 213 General Physics for the Physical Sciences I
PHY 222Advanced General Physics II:Modeling the Physical World3
or PHY 214 General Physics for the Physical Sciences II
PHY 205General Physics Laboratory I1
PHY 206General Physics Laboratory II1
MTH 350Applied Linear Algebra and Differential Equations3
CSC 221Introduction to Programming3
Nine (9) additional credits in CHM and/or related subjects such as PHY, MTH, or CSC, number 300 or above, with major advisor approval. Students participating in the dual-degree engineering program may count up to 6 hours of upper-division coursework from the affiliated institution toward this requirement.
Total Credits62

Waived for students who have completed CHM 285 Advanced General Chemistry II and CHM 286 Chemical and Statistical Analysis Laboratory.