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 Majors 34
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 34
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors
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
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:3
Mechanics 63
Algebra-Based Physics I3
General Physics for Life Science I3
Calculus -Based Physics I3
Select one from the following:3
Electricity and Magnetism 73
Algebra-Based Physics II3
General Physics for Life Science II3
Calculus -Based Physics II3
Select one from the following:1
Experimental Mechanics 81
Algebra-Based Physics I Lab1
Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I1
Calculus -Based Physics I Lab1
Select one from the following:1
Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory 81
Algebra-Based Physics II Lab1
Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II1
Calculus -Based Physics II Lab1
Select 18 credits from an Emphasis area 918
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. 1028
Total Credits120
1

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses

2

MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1511G first.

3

 See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses

4

CHEM 1216 General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors and CHEM 1226 General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors are recommended and are acceptable General Education substitutions for CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors and CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors but will need a degree audit exception that can be coordinated with your advisor.

5

BCHE 341 Survey of Biochemistry or BCHE 395 Biochemistry I can be used as Chemistry elective

6

PHYS 2110 Mechanics is the Physics I course recommended for all Chemistry majors. PHYS 1230G Algebra-Based Physics I, PHYS 2230G General Physics for Life Science I, and PHYS 1310G Calculus -Based Physics I are acceptable and are recommended in the decreasing order listed.

7

PHYS 2140 Electricity and Magnetism is the Physics II course recommended fro all Chemistry majors. PHYS 1240G Algebra-Based Physics II, PHYS 2240G General Physics for Life Science II, and PHYS 1240G Algebra-Based Physics II are acceptable and are recommended in the decreasing order listed. Students are highly cautioned to check prerequisites for the individual courses when schedule planning.

8

Students are strongly encouraged to check prerequisite/corequisite requirements for Physics labs when schedule planning.

9

The Emphasis area is composed of courses outside either chemistry or biochemistry degrees (non-departmental and departmental requirements cannot be used for emphasis area credit). These courses must have a common theme, which complement (whenever possible) principles learned on either chemistry or biochemistry.  For example, astronomy and physics courses could be taken as an emphasis area in astrophysics. See a faculty mentor for approval of the courses to be used for an emphasis area. A minimum of 18 credits can be used as an Emphasis area (which could constitute a minor in some cases), but at least nine credits must be upper – division.

10

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

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 1216 General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors 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 1226 General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors 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
Select one of the following: 4
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics 1
 
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 1
 
General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
 
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
 
Elective Course 3
 Credits17
Semester 2
CHEM 314
CHEM 315
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
5
Select one of the following: 4
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory 1
 
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 1
 
General Physics for Life Science II
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II 1
 
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab 1
 
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 1 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
1

These courses may have prerequisites and/or co-requisites, and it is the students responsibility for checking and fulfilling all those requirements.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

The Emphasis area is composed of courses outside either chemistry or biochemistry degrees (non-departmental and departmental requirements cannot be used for emphasis area credit). These courses must have a common theme, which complement (whenever possible) principles learned on either chemistry or biochemistry.  For example, astronomy and physics courses could be taken as an emphasis area in astrophysics. See a faculty mentor for approval of the courses to be used for an emphasis area. A minimum of 18 credits can be used as an Emphasis area (which could constitute a minor in some cases), but at least nine credits must be upper – division.

4

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.