Chemistry, B.S.Chm.

Program Overview and Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Chemistry track is certified by the American Chemical Society which requires a commitment to institutional and professional excellence. This track has a strong focus on undergraduate research and combines foundational courses in chemistry, mathematics and physics with advanced electives intended to expose students to a broad array of chemical and physical theories and applied systems. Students who graduate with this professional degree will be especially prepared for graduate studies in chemistry, and for careers in chemistry, medicine, and related disciplines.

Prerequisite Courses:

(These courses are prerequisites to required upper-level chemistry courses)

Requisite Courses
MTH 245Calculus I4
MTH 246Calculus II 14
or MTH 249 Modeling the Physical World I
PHY 201General Physics for the Life Sciences 13
or PHY 213 General Physics for the Physical Sciences I
or PHY 221 Advanced General Physics I:Modeling the Physical World
PHY 202General Physics for the Life Sciences II 23
or PHY 214 General Physics for the Physical Sciences II
or PHY 222 Advanced General Physics II:Modeling the Physical World
PHY 205General Physics Laboratory I1
or PHY 223 Project Physics Laboratory I
PHY 206General Physics Laboratory II1
or PHY 224 Project Physics Laboratory II

 Prerequisite for CHM 341.


 Prerequisite or co-requisite for CHM 341.

B.S.Chm., Chemistry Track Requirements: 38 Credits

CHM 315Quantitative and Statistical Analysis 14
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 371Biochemistry of Metabolism3
or CHM 383 Biochemistry I
CHM 451Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHM 456Instrumental Analysis3
CHM 466Instrumental Analysis Laboratory2
CHM 497Directed Independent Research II1
CHM 496Directed Independent Research I2
or CHM 498 Directed Independent Research - Special
CHM 499Chemistry Seminar1
Select two additional courses:3
One of the courses must be a lecture-based course:
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
Biochemistry II
Selected Topics In Organic Chemistry
Chemical Thermodynamics
Statistical Mechanics
Group Theory
Inorganic Chemistry II
Advanced Organic Chemistry: Synthetic Organic Methods
Bioorganic Chemistry
Organic Spectroscopic Analysis
Polymer Chemistry
Selected Topics In Physical Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry
Advanced Kinetics
Electrochemical Methods
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Protein Biochemistry
The second course must be a laboratory-based biochemistry or inorganic chemistry course:
Forensic Chemistry
Biochemistry Laboratory
Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
Total Credits38

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