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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

This degree focuses on preparing you for a highly scientific career in a laboratory setting.

  • Work in an environmental laboratory protecting our environment
  • Synthesize new medicines in a pharmaceutical company
  • Continue on to graduate studies in chemistry 

While earning your Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, you can expect to take classes including Physical Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry Research, and Physics.

Curriculum

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BS in Chemistry (66-68 hours)

Prepares students for graduate studies in chemistry.

  • General Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHEM 1013/1012)
  • General Chemistry 2 and Lab (CHEM 1023/1022)
  • Chemistry Seminar (CHEM 3001)
  • Organic Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHEM 3013/3012)
  • Organic Chemistry 2 and Lab (CHEM 3023/3022)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 3033) or
    • Bioorganic Chemistry (CHEM 4123)
  • Analytical Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHEM 3063/3062)
  • Analytical Chemistry 2 and Lab (CHEM 4023/4022)
  • Physical Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHEM 4043/4041)
  • Physical Chemistry 2 and Lab (CHEM 4053/4051)
  • Biochemistry and Lab (CHEM 4103/4102)
  • Chemistry Research (4061) or
    • Chemistry Internship (4071)
  • Calculus 1 (MATH2015)
  • Calculus 2 (MATH 2025) Physics 1 and Lab (PHSC2013/2011) or
    • Calculus Based Physics 1 and Lab (PHSC 2033/2011)
  • Physics 2 and Lab (PHSC2023/2021) or
    • Calculus Based Physics 2 and Lab (PHSC 2043/2021)

 

NSP Requirements for Chemistry or Biochemistry Majors (that are not met by major requirements)

Skills Courses (12 hours)

  • College Writing 1 (ENGL1003) 
  • College Writing 2 (ENGL 1013) 
  • Oral Communication (COMM 1013) 
  • Information Literacy (IT1013)

General Education Courses (21 hours) 

  • Human Story (many options; 9 hours) 
  • Creative Spirit (many options; 6 hours) 
  • Quest for Meaning (many options; 6 hours)

Core Courses (12 hours)

Common Courses for Pre-Professional Majors (premed, etc.)

  • General Biology 1 and Lab (BIOL 1013/1011)
  • General Biology 2 and Lab (BIOL 1023/1021)
  • Human Anatomy and Lab (BIOL 2032/2031)
  • Microbiology and Lab (BIOL 2042/2041)
  • Human Physiology and Lab (BIOL 2052/2051 or
    • Physiology for Science Majors and Lab (BIOL2063/2051)
  • Genetics and Lab/Problem Session (BIOL3053/3051/3041)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab (BIOL 4153/4152)