Chemistry (B.S.)

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and completion of one of the following options.

A. General Option

This degree provides the basic elements needed for a career in chemistry. It is especially suited for students who wish to enter other professions that require a background in science; including high school teaching, patent law, and technology management.

CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 111LPrinciples of Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 112Principles of Chemistry II4
CHEM 112LPrinciples of Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 253Quantitative Analysis3
CHEM 254Quantitative Analysis: Lab2
CHEM 277Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 278Organic Chemistry I: Lab1
CHEM 305Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 307Physical Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 306Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 308Physical Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 372Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 374Organic Chemistry II: Lab1
CHEM 409Proseminar1
MATH 170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 175Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH 275Analytic Geometry and Calculus III3
PHYS 211Engineering Physics I3
PHYS 211LLaboratory Physics I1
Select one of the following:3-4
Engineering Physics II
and Laboratory Physics II
Engineering Physics III
Total Hours49-50

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

B. Professional Option

Note: Students who complete this option will be certifiable to the American Chemical Society.

This curriculum provides a suitable background for students wishing to enter the profession of chemistry or to pursue graduate study for an advanced degree in chemistry or a related field.

BIOL 380Biochemistry I4
CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 111LPrinciples of Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 112Principles of Chemistry II4
CHEM 112LPrinciples of Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 253Quantitative Analysis3
CHEM 254Quantitative Analysis: Lab2
CHEM 277Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 278Organic Chemistry I: Lab1
CHEM 305Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 307Physical Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 306Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 308Physical Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 372Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 374Organic Chemistry II: Lab1
CHEM 409Proseminar1
CHEM 454Instrumental Analysis3-4
CHEM 463Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 464Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 465Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 491Research (Max 12 credits)2
MATH 170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 175Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH 275Analytic Geometry and Calculus III3
PHYS 211Engineering Physics I3
PHYS 211LLaboratory Physics I1
Select one of the following:3-4
Engineering Physics II
and Laboratory Physics II
Engineering Physics III
Selct two advanced Chemistry courses approved by the Chemistry Department in accordance with American Chemical Society stipulations6
Total Hours71-73

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

C. Pre-Medical Option

This curriculum provides a suitable foundation in chemistry for students who intend to enter careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.

BIOL 115Cells & the Evolution of Life3
BIOL 115LCells and the Evolution of Life Laboratory1
BIOL 380Biochemistry I4
BIOL 382Biochemistry I Laboratory2
CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 111LPrinciples of Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 112Principles of Chemistry II4
CHEM 112LPrinciples of Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 253Quantitative Analysis3
CHEM 254Quantitative Analysis: Lab2
CHEM 277Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 278Organic Chemistry I: Lab1
CHEM 305Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 307Physical Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 306Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 308Physical Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 372Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 374Organic Chemistry II: Lab1
CHEM 409Proseminar1
CHEM 472Medicinal Chemistry3
MATH 170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 175Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH 275Analytic Geometry and Calculus III3
PHYS 211Engineering Physics I3
PHYS 211LLaboratory Physics I1
PHYS 212Engineering Physics II3
PHYS 212LLaboratory Physics II1
Chemistry Elective6-7
Instrumental Analysis
Intermediate Organic Chemistry
Total Hours69-70

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

D. Forensics Option

Select any CS courses numbered 101 or higher3
BIOL 115Cells & the Evolution of Life3
BIOL 115LCells and the Evolution of Life Laboratory1
BIOL 250General Microbiology3
BIOL 255General Microbiology Lab2
BIOL 380Biochemistry I4
BIOL 382Biochemistry I Laboratory2
CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 111LPrinciples of Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 112Principles of Chemistry II4
CHEM 112LPrinciples of Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 253Quantitative Analysis3
CHEM 254Quantitative Analysis: Lab2
CHEM 277Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 278Organic Chemistry I: Lab1
CHEM 305Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 307Physical Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 306Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 308Physical Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 372Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 374Organic Chemistry II: Lab1
CHEM 409Proseminar1
CHEM 454Instrumental Analysis (Max 4 credits)3-4
GEOL 426Principles of Forensic Mineralogy and Geology3
MATH 170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 175Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH 275Analytic Geometry and Calculus III3
PHYS 211Engineering Physics I3
PHYS 211LLaboratory Physics I1
STAT 251Statistical Methods3
Select one of the following:3-4
Genetics
and Genetics Lab
General Genetics
Select one of the following:3-4
Engineering Physics II
and Laboratory Physics II
Engineering Physics III
Total Hours79-82

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree