Chemistry (B.S.)

Unless otherwise noted, 120 credits of coursework is required for a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.


Program Requirements

General Education Requirements32
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements69
Free Electives16-10
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Chemistry Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 220Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
CHEM 233Experimental Organic Chemistry II2
CHEM 310Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 340Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 341Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 343Experimental Physical Chemistry2
CHEM 370Biochemistry I3
CHEM 372Experimental Biochemistry I2
CHEM 410Instrumental Analysis5
CHEM 495The Chemical Literature1
Laboratory Elective
CHEM 498Senior Laboratory3
or CHEM 499 Undergraduate Research
Mathematics Courses
AMAT 120Applied Calculus A4
or MATH 122 Calculus I
AMAT 220Applied Calculus B4
or MATH 221 Calculus II
Physics Courses
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
Chemistry Electives
Select two of the following: 16
Biochemistry II
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Experimental Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Special Topics in Chemistry
Total Credits69

Students in the combined B.S./M.S. Chemistry program do not have to complete this requirement.  They will complete graduate swing courses instead.  See the combined program page for more details.

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
CHEM 190Freshman Seminar in Chemistry1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled in the major.
Applied Calculus A
Calculus I
I. Natural Science Laboratory
General Chemistry I (Fulfilled in the major.)
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
University Physics I (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits32

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
CHEM 1204CHEM 1214
AMAT 120 or MATH 1224AMAT 220 or MATH 2214
CMST 1013CSIT 1003
CHEM 1901GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts3
 15 17
Second Year
CHEM 2303CHEM 2313
CHEM 2322CHEM 2332
CHEM 2203CHEM 3104
PHYS 1914PHYS 1924
GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
 15 16
Third Year
CHEM 3703CHEM 3413
CHEM 3722CHEM 3432
CHEM 3403CHEM 4105
GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education1GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3
World Language 13World Cultures3
 15 19
Fourth Year
CHEM 4951Chemistry Elective3
CHEM 498 or 4993GENERAL EDUCATION (L) Interdisciplinary Studies3
Chemistry Elective2-3Free Elective3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives3Free Elective3
Free Elective3 
 12-13 12
Total Credits 121-122