Chemistry, B.S.

Program Overview and Description:

The Bachelor of Science – major in Chemistry combines foundational courses in chemistry, mathematics and physics with advanced electives in order to expose students to a broad array of chemical theory and systems. Students who graduate with this degree will be well-prepared for careers in chemistry, and for further study in chemistry, medicine, education, pharmacy, patent-law, journalism, and other professional programs that require, or could benefit from, a strong background in science.

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., Major in Chemistry Requirements: 31 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 456Instrumental Analysis3
CHM 466Instrumental Analysis Laboratory2
CHM 499Chemistry Seminar1
Select three credit hours from the following list:3
Biochemistry of Metabolism
Biochemistry I
Selected Topics In Organic Chemistry
Chemical Thermodynamics
Statistical Mechanics
Group Theory
Inorganic Chemistry I
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
Select two credit hours from the following list:2
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
Biochemistry Laboratory
Forensic Chemistry
Directed Independent Research I
and Directed Independent Research II
Green and Sustainable Chemistry Laboratory
Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
Chemical Applications of Spectroscopy
Computational Chemistry
Total Credits31

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