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Chemistry Program

 


No minor is required for a BS degree, but one is required for a BA degree. A minor, for example, in biology, mathematics, combined science, or geology can be earned by thoughtful choices of electives. Consult your advisor early in your academic career to establish a degree plan.


Major in  Biochemistry (BA)

Required Courses: 31 credit hours

CHEM 211 General Chemistry 1 (3)
CHEM 212 General Chemistry 2 (3)
CHEM 215 General Chemistry Lab 1 (2)
CHEM 216 General Chemistry Lab 2 (2)
CHEM 321 Quantitative Analysis (4)
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry 1 (3)
CHEM 481 Biochemistry 1 (3)
CHEM 482 Biochemistry 2 (3)

Electives: 6 credit hours

BA chemistry majors must choose a minimum of six elective credits of upper division courses (>300) with the approval of the chemistry curriculum adviser.

Additional Requirements: 12 credit hours

MATH 211 Calculus 1 (4)
BIO 212 General Biology (4)
BIO 300 Genetics (4)

Choose one set from the following (8-10 credit hours):

PHYS 151 Algebra Physics 1 (4) AND
PHYS 152Algebra Physics 2 (4)
OR
PHYS 291 Calculus Physics 1 (5) AND
PHYS 292 Calculus Physics 2 (5)

Major total: 57-59 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Minor: 18 credit hours minimum
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 21 – 23 credit hours
Total for degree: 120 credit hours*
*A minor is required. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the minimum 120 credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper division units for the degree.
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Major in Chemistry (ACS Approved B.S.)

Required Courses: 46 credit hours

Chem 211 General Chemistry 1 (3)
Chem 215 General Chemistry Lab 1 (2)
Chem 212 General Chemistry 2 (3)
Chem 216 General Chemistry Lab 2 (2)
Chem 317 Physical Chemistry Lab (3)
Chem 321 Quantitative Analysis (4)
Chem 322 Instrumental Analysis (4)
Chem 341 Organic Chemistry1 (4)
Chem 342 Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Chem 371 Physical Chemistry 1 (3)
Chem 372 Physical Chemistry 2 (3)
Chem 461 Inorganic Chemistry 1 (3)
Chem 481 Biochemistry 1 (3)
CHEM 483 Biochemistry Lab (2)
Chem 495 Senior Chemistry Applications (3)

Electives: 3 credit hours

BS chemistry majors must choose a minimum of six elective credits of upper division courses (>300) with the approval of the chemistry curriculum adviser.

Additional requirements: 25 credits

Math 211 Calculus 1 (4)
Math 252 Calculus 2 (4)
Math 273 Calculus 3 (4)
Math 320 Linear Algebra (3)
Phys 291 Calculus Physics 1 (5)
Phys 292 Calculus Physics 2 (5)

Major Total: 74 credit hours

Chemistry students may choose mathematics, physics, or biology as an optional minor. The combined science minor is sometimes used as an alternative.

The student may also choose a non-ACS approved Bachelor of Science program. This program deletes, CHEM 461, MATH 273, and MATH 320 from the above list of required courses. If students choose this option, they must add nine more upper division credits in consultation with a chemistry adviser.

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Major in Chemistry (BA)

Required Courses: 31 credit hours

Chem 211 General Chemistry 1 (3)
Chem 215 General Chemistry Lab 1 (2)
Chem 212 General Chemistry 2 (3)
Chem 216 General Chemistry Lab 2 (2)
Chem 321 Quantitative Analysis (4)
Chem 341 Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
Chem 342 Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Chem 371 Physical Chemistry 1 (3)
Chem 481 Biochemistry 1 (3)
Chem 495 Senior Chemistry Applications (3)

Electives: 6 credit hours

BA chemistry majors must choose a minimum of six elective credits of upper division courses (>300) with the approval of the chemistry curriculum adviser.

Additional Requirements: 12-14 credits

Math 211 Calculus I (4)

Choose one set from the following:

Phys 151 Algebra Physics 1 (4)
Phys 152 Algebra Physics 2 (4)

OR

Phys 291 Calculus Physics 1 (5)
Phys 292 Calculus Physics 2 (5)

Major total: 49-51 credit hours

Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Minor: 20 credit hours minimum
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 11-16 credit hours
Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the minor. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the 120 credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Minor in Chemistry

Required courses: 18 credit hours

Chem 211 General Chemistry 1 (3)
Chem 215 General Chemistry Lab 1 (2)
Chem 212 General Chemistry 2 (3)
Chem 216 General Chemistry Lab 2 (2)
Chem 321 Quantitative Analysis (4)
Chem 341 Organic Chemistry 1 (4)

Electives: 3-4 credit hours

Choose a minimum of one course from the following list:

CHEM 322 Instrumental Analysis 2 (4)
CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry 1 (3)

Minor Total: 21-22 credit hours

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Four Year Road Map

4 Year Plan BA Biochem F16
4 Year Plan BA Chem F16
4 Year Plan Biochem PreMed F16
4 Year Plan BS Chem F16

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This major is under the College of Arts and Sciences