Chemistry B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry complete an extensive set of courses representing the traditional chemical subdisciplines and engage in research. The B.S. degree chemistry major is certified by the American Chemical Society, and it is particularly good preparation for graduate study in chemistry.

Major Requirements

CHEM 047
CHEM 048
Organic Chemistry for Majors 1
and Organic Chemistry for Majors 2
CHEM 051
CHEM 052
Exploring Chemistry 1
and Exploring Chemistry 2
CHEM 114Advanced Synthesis Techniques3
CHEM 121Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 165Intro Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 166Physical Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 167Physical Chemistry Preparation1 or 4
or MATH 121 QR: Calculus III
CHEM 1812nd Year Seminar: Writing1
CHEM 1822nd Year Seminar: Presentation1
CHEM 199Professional Development1
CHEM 205Biochemistry I3
CHEM 219Instrumental Analysis Lab1
CHEM 221Instrumental Analysis3
CHEM 231Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 260Advanced Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 291Undergraduate Research3
6 credits of upper-level electives in Chemistry or related sciences from the following: BIOC 205, BIOC 206, BIOC 207, BIOC 263, BIOC 275, any CHEM course numbered 200 or above, PHRM 201, PHRM 240, PHRM 272, PHRM 290, GEOL 234, GEOL 235, GEOL 246, PSS 264. No more than 3 credits of CHEM 290 plus CHEM 291 can be applied toward these electives. 6
Complete option A or B:8
Option A
QR: Calculus I
and QR: Calculus II
Option B
QR: Fundamentals of Calculus I
and QR: Transitional Calculus
PHYS 051Fundamentals of Physics I4
PHYS 152Fundamentals of Physics II4
Students may substitute: (However, the program of study recommended above will provide a better preparation for advanced course work in chemistry.)16
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 2 (for CHEM 051 and CHEM 052)
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 2 (for CHEM 047 and CHEM 048)