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Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Premedical Program with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Students major in chemistry to pursue industrial or graduate opportunities in medicine, environmental science, computational molecular modeling, forensics, plastics, chemistry, textiles, health sciences, materials science, energy production, biotechnology, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, ceramics, environmental engineering, or toxicology. Chemists represent the largest group of industrial scientists in the United States; approximately 50% of all research and development positions in this country are filled by professionals with chemistry or chemical engineering backgrounds.

Students majoring in chemistry can select one of seven programs of study to tailor their curricula to meet their long-term professional objectives. Two degree tracks meet American Chemistry Society (ACS) requirements for a professional certification upon graduation:  chemistry and biochemistry.  The ACS Biochemistry track was the nation's first American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)-Accredited program.

The Chemistry degree track is designed for maximum flexibility to meet a broad array of student interests or needs:  the Biochemistry track is designed to meet the needs of students interested in those health professions that do not require undergraduate research. The Engineering-Physics, Forensic Chemistry, and Chemistry-Business degree tracks prepare students for technical or management positions with government or industry.

Premedical Program with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Students who wish to prepare for application to medical school should acquire a broad foundation in the natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and the social sciences. Chemistry is a popular major for such students since it allows them to complete the premed requirements without taking a large number of courses outside the major. In addition, the percentage of chemistry majors applying and being accepted to medical school is higher than observed for most other majors. Medical schools generally require two semesters of each of the following courses:

Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and English Composition and Literature. (Biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, genetics, and microbiology are strongly recommended.) All of the courses listed above can be used to fulfill requirements necessary for a major in chemistry.

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  ^This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.
 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met in major with CHEM 522
0-3
    Technology See approved list; may be met in major 0-3
    Intensive Writing See approved list; may be met in major with CHEM 522 0-3
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with other requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives See approved list;

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list;

3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 0
Quantitative Skills Met in major with MATH 201 and 202* 0
Natural Science Met in major with PHYS 211

 

Subtotal   29-41
 *MAED is co-requisite
Requirements in Major:  Complete one of seven Degree Tracs (ACS-Chemistry, ASBMB-Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, 
Chemistry-Business, Engineering-Physics, or Forensic Chemistry)

 

   
ACS Chemistry Degree Track 
(Students completing this degree track will be ASBMB Accredited biochemistry graduates and ACS-certified chemistry graduates.)
70
BIOL 220, 222 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology & Lab

4

MATH 201, 202 Calculus I, Calculus II

8

PHYS 211, 212 Physics with Calculus I & II

8

CHEM 105, 108 General Chemistry and Lab

5

CHEM 301, 302, 304 Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHEM 305 Chemical Hygiene and Safety

1

CHEM 312 Introductory Chemometrics

1

CHEM 313, 314 Quantitative Analysis & Lab

4

CHEM 323 Introduction to Biochemistry

3

CHEM 330 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 407- 410 Physical Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHEM 491, 492, 493, 494 Department Seminars

0

CHEM 495 Senior Seminar in Chemistry

1

CHEM 523, 525 Biochemistry I & Lab

5

CHEM 530, 531 Inorganic Chemistry & Lab

4

CHEM 551-552 Research

6

Foreign Lanugage Requirement   3-8^
General Electives   1-18
Total   120
     
ACSMB Biochemistry Degree Track
(Students completing this degree track will be ASBMB Accredited biochemistry graduates and ACS-certified chemistry graduates.)

72-74

BIOL 220, 222  Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology & Lab 4
Three courses from BIOL 310, 315, 316,
317, or approved advanced BIOL courses
Microbiol, Cell Biol, Human Genetics, Genetics, Molecular Biol

10-12

MATH 201, 202 Calculus I, Calculus II

8

PHYS 211, 212 Physics with Calculus I & II

8

CHEM 105, 108 General Chemistry and Lab

5

CHEM 301, 302, 304 Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHEM 305 Chemical Hygiene and Safety

1

CHEM 312 Introductory Chemometrics

1

CHEM 313, 314 Quantitative Analysis & Lab

4

CHEM 323 Introduction to Biochemistry

3

CHEM 407-409 Physical Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 491, 492, 493, 494 Department Seminars 0
CHEM 495 Senior Seminar in Chemistry 1
CHEM 523/525 Biochemistry I 5
CHEM 524 Biochemistry II

3

CHEM 551, 552 Research

6

Foreign Lanugage Requirement   3-8^
General Electives   1-18
Total   120-125
 
Engineering-Physics Degree Track

10

BIOL 220, 222 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology & Lab

4

MATH 201, 202 Calculus I, Calculus II

8

MATH 301, 305 Calculus III, Introd to Differential Equations

7

CHEM 105, 108 General Chemistry and Lab

5

CHEM 301, 302, 304 Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHEM 305 Chemical Hygiene and Safety

1

CHEM 312 Introductory Chemometrics

1

CHEM 313, 314 Quantitative Analysis & Lab

4

CHEM 323 Introduction to Biochemistry

3

CHEM 330 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 407- 410 Physical Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHEM 491, 492, 493, 494 Department Seminars

0

CHEM 495 Senior Seminar in Chemistry

1

CHEM 530/531 or 523/525 Inorganic Chemistry & lab, Biochemistry I & lab

4-5

PHYS 211-212 Physics with Calculus I & II

8

PHYS 321 Materials Science

3

Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8^

General Electives   1-19
Total   120
 
Forensic Chemistry Degree Track

68

BIOL 220, 222 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology & Lab

4

MATH 201, 202 Calculus I, Calculus II

8

PHYS 211, 212 Physics with Calculus I & II

8

CHEM 105, 108 General Chemistry and Lab

5

CHEM 301, 302, 304 Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHEM 305 Chemical Hygiene and Safety

1

CHEM 312 Introductory Chemometrics

1

CHEM 313, 314 Quantitative Analysis & Lab

4

CHEM 323 Introduction to Biochemistry

3

CHEM 330 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 407- 410 Physical Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHEM 491, 492, 493, 494 Department Seminars

0

CHEM 495 Senior Seminar in Chemistry

1

CHEM 523, 525 Biochemistry I & Lab

5

CHEM 530, 531 Inorganic Chemistry & Lab

4

CHEM 502-503 or 505-506 Instrumental Analysis or Forensic Analytical Chemistry

4

Foreign Lanugage Requirement   3-8^
General Electives   1-18
Total   120
 
Chemistry-Business Degree Track

71

BIOL 220, 222 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology & Lab

4

MATH 201, 202 Calculus I, Calculus II

8

PHYS 211, 212 Physics with Calculus I & II

8

CHEM 105, 108 General Chemistry and Lab

5

CHEM 301, 302, 304 Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHEM 305 Chemical Hygiene and Safety

1

CHEM 312 Introductory Chemometrics

1

CHEM 313, 314 Quantitative Analysis & Lab

4

CHEM 323 Introduction to Biochemistry

3

CHEM 330 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 407- 409 Physical Chemistry I and Lab

4

CHEM 408 & 410 OR 523 & 525  Biochemistry I, Lab techniques

4-5

CHEM 491, 492, 493, 494 Department Seminars

0

CHEM 495 Senior Seminar in Chemistry

1

ACCT 280, 281 Intro to Financial Accounting, Intro to Managerial Accounting

6

FINC 111 Financial Literacy

1

QMTH 205 Business Statistics 3
Complete two of the following courses:

 

FINC 311 Principles of Finance

3

MGMT 321 Principles of Management

3

MKTG 380 Principles of Marketing

3

Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8^

General Electives   0-17
Total   120
 
Biochemistry Program of Study

67

MATH 201, 202 Calculus I & II

8

BIOL 220, 222 Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology

4

BIOL 310 or 315 Microbiology, Cell Biology

3

CHEM 105, 108 General Chemistry and Lab

4

CHEM 301, 302, 304 Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHEM 305 Chemical Hygiene and Safety

1

CHEM 312 Introductory Chemometrics

1

CHEM 313, 314 Quantitative Analysis & Lab

4

CHEM 323 Introduction to Biochemistry

3

CHEM 407, 409 Physical Chemistry I and Lab

4

CHEM 491, 492, 493, 494 Department Seminars

0

CHEM 495 Senior Seminar in Chemistry

1

CHEM 523, 525 Biochemistry I & Lab

5

CHEM 524 or 528 Biochemistry II, Adv Topics in Biochem

3

PHYS 201-202 or 211- 212 General Physics I & II or Physics with Calculus I & II

8

Approved math or science elective (BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, GEOL, MATH, QMTH, and PHYS, above the 299 level)

7

Foreign Lanugage Requirement   3-8^
General Electives   4-21
Total   120
   
Chemistry Program of Study

67

MATH 201, 202 Calculus I & II

8

BIOL 220, 222 Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology

4

CHEM 105, 108 General Chemistry and Lab

4

CHEM 301, 302, 304 Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHEM 305 Chemical Hygiene and Safety

1

CHEM 312 Introductory Chemometrics

1

CHEM 313, 314 Quantitative Analysis

4

CHEM 407, 409, 408, 410 Physical Chemistry I & II

8

CHEM 491, 492, 493, 494 Department Seminars

0

CHEM 495 Senior Seminar in Chemistry

1

CHEM (>299) Chemistry electives

6

PHYS 211, 212 Physics with Calculus I & II

8

  or PHYS 201, PHYS 202 General Physics I & II

 

Math or science electives (BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, GEOL, QMTH, PHYS, MATH above the 299 level)

12

Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8 ^

General Electives  

4-21

Total  

120

Last Updated: 8/1/19