Chemistry - Bachelor of Science

 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. All departmental and nondepartmental requirements may not be taken S/U and must earn a C- or better final grade.

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
General Chemistry III 43
BCHE 395Biochemistry I3-4
or BCHE 341 Survey of Biochemistry
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 433Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 434Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 435Physical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 443Senior Seminar1
CHEM 456Inorganic Structure and Bonding3
CHEM 471Instrumental Methods of Analysis4
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
MATH 2530GCalculus III3
PHYS 2110
2110L
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
4
PHYS 2140
2140L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory
4
PHYS 315Modern Physics3
Select one from the following:3-4
Vector Analysis3
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
Computer Science I4
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
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. 523-25
Total Credits120

Note: Students should work closely with their advisors and review carefully the prerequisites for and the sequential nature of courses required for the Bachelor of Science.

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Science 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 3
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits17
Second Year
Semester 1
MATH 2530G Calculus III 3
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 371 Analytical Chemistry 4
PHYS 2110
2110L
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
4
Elective Course 3
 Credits17
Semester 2
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
CHEM 314
CHEM 315
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
5
PHYS 2140
2140L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory 1
4
Choose from one of the following: 3-4
Vector Analysis 1  
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 1  
Computer Science I 1  
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I 1  
 Credits15-16
Third Year
Semester 1
CHEM 356 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 433 Physical Chemistry I 3
PHYS 315 Modern Physics 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
CHEM 434 Physical Chemistry II 1 3
CHEM 435 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 2
CHEM 357 Synthetic Inorganic Laboratory 1 2
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Semester 1
CHEM 471 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 1 4
Choose from one of the following: 3-4
Survey of Biochemistry 1  
Biochemistry I 1  
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits13-14
Semester 2
CHEM 443 Senior Seminar 1 1
CHEM 456 Inorganic Structure and Bonding 1 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 4 1
 Credits11
 Total Credits120-122