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 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 46
Departmental/College Requirements
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 371Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 430Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Quantum Chemistry, and Spectroscopy3
CHEM 443Senior Seminar1
CHEM 456Inorganic Structure and Bonding3
CHEM 471Advanced Integrated Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Laboratory3
CHEM 472Advanced Integrated Instrumental Analysis and Protein Biochemistry Laboratory3
Upper division Chemistry Elective 53
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
PHYS 2110
2110L
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
4
PHYS 2140
2140L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory
4
Select two from the following:6
Calculus III3
Vector Analysis3
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
Introduction to Linear Algebra3
Modern Physics3
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. 631-32
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.

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

CHEM 1216 General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors and CHEM 1226 General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors is highly recommended for B.S. Chemistry majors 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.

4

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

5

The Upper Division Chemistry elective must be a CHEM course and the requirement can be satisfied by one 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses.

6

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 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 1216 General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM 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 1226 General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors 1 4
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits17
Second Year
Semester 1
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 371 Analytical Chemistry 4
PHYS 2110
2110L
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
4
Elective Course 3
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
Calculus III
Vector Analysis 1
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 1
 Credits15
Third Year
Semester 1
CHEM 430 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Quantum Chemistry, and Spectroscopy 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Choose one of the following: 3
Modern Physics
Introduction to Linear Algebra
 Credits12
Semester 2
CHEM 456 Inorganic Structure and Bonding 3
Upper Division Chemistry Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits12
Fourth Year
Semester 1
CHEM 471 Advanced Integrated Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
CHEM 443 Senior Seminar 1 1
CHEM 472 Advanced Integrated Instrumental Analysis and Protein Biochemistry Laboratory 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Survey of Biochemistry
Biochemistry I
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits16-17
 Total Credits120-121
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

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

4

Students who need to enroll in 15 credits a semester for Financial Aid purposes will need to enroll in additional elective credits to meet that requirement.