Chemistry - Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts curriculum is designed to provide flexibility with less depth in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The program may be used by students planning extensive study in other areas and requires emphasis in a second field of study. Students who complete a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and wish to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry must complete 3 additional upper division chemistry credits that are not counted in the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. All departmental and nondepartmental requirements may not be taken S/U and must earn a C- or better final grade.

Requirements

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
or MATH 1521H Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Honors
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
CHEM 2111Explorations in Chemistry1
General Chemistry III 43
CHEM 313Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 314Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 315Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 356Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 357Synthetic Inorganic Laboratory2
CHEM 371Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 431Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 443Senior Seminar1
Additional Chemistry credits 53
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Select one from the following:6
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics II
6
General Physics for Life Science I
and General Physics for Life Science II
6
Select one from the following:2
Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
2
Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II
2
Select 18 credits from an Emphasis area 618
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120
Select sufficient electives to bring total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division. 728
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Chemistry there is no second language requirement for the degree.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
CHEM 2111 Explorations in Chemistry 1
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 2 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 1 3
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 1 4
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
 Credits14
Second Year
Semester 1
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 371 Analytical Chemistry 1 4
PHYS 1230G
PHYS 1230L
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 1
4
Elective Course 3
 Credits17
Semester 2
CHEM 314
CHEM 315
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
5
PHYS 1240G
PHYS 1240L
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 1
4
CHEM Emphasis Area Course 3 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Semester 1
CHEM 356 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 1 3
CHEM 431 Physical Chemistry 1 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
CHEM 357 Synthetic Inorganic Laboratory 2
CHEM Emphasis Area Course 3 3
CHEM Emphasis Area Course 3 3
CHEM Upper-Division Elective Course 1 3
Elective Course 4
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
CHEM Emphasis Area Upper-Division Course 3 3
CHEM Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
CHEM 443 Senior Seminar 1 1
CHEM Emphasis Area Upper-Division Course 3 3
CHEM Emphasis Area Upper-Division Course 3 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits120