Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry for Professional Chemists

Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry for Professional Chemists
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 14
Component Area III (Life and Physical Sciences) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (American History)6
Component Area VII (Government/Political Science)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Area IV elective or Oral Communication)3
Degree Specific Requirements
ENGL 3330Intro To Technical Writing3
MATH 1420Calculus I 14
MATH 1430Calculus II4
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
and General Physics Laboratory I
4
PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
Gen Phy-Snd,Lght, Elec, & Mag
and General Physics Laboratory II
4
Major Core
Major
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 24
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II 24
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
Organic Chemistry I: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 2325
CHEM 2125
Organic Chemistry II: Lecture
and Organic Chemistry II: Lab
4
CHEM 2401Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 3438Biochemistry I4
CHEM 4100Chemical Literature Seminar1
CHEM 4440Instrumental Analytical Chem4
CHEM 4448Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 4449Physical Chemistry II4
CHEM 4260Advanced Integrated Laboratory2
CHEM 4367Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 4395Undergrad Research In Chem3
CHEM Advanced elective 33-4
Minor (if required)
A minor, including 6 advanced hours is required 410
Electives
UNIV 1301Intro To Collegiate Studies (or general elective)3
General electives4
Advanced electives6
Total Hours120-121
1

MATH 1420 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics), the one semester credit hour Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option), and the Degree Specific requirement.

2

CHEM 1411 and CHEM 1412 satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the Degree Specific requirement.

3

CHEM 3361, CHEM 3367, CHEM 3368, CHEM 3339, CHEM 4442, and CHEM 4443 are recommended.

4

A minor in MATH, for instance, only requires 10 additional hours beyond MATH 1420 and MATH 1430.

Note

A minor generally requires six semesters of coursework, a minimum of 18 credits (six advanced) in an approved field. Students should use elective and minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

Teacher Certification

Students seeking a background that will prepare them to teach chemistry at the secondary level might pursue a major in chemistry with a minor in secondary education, or they might major in chemistry, minor in another discipline, and seek alternative teaching certification.

Emphasis in Biochemistry-Biotechnology

Students seeking a background that will prepare them for the emerging technologies in biochemistry and biotechnology can select advanced courses that will lead to a major in chemistry and a minor in biology.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 141114CHEM 141214
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
MATH 142044MATH 14304
UNIV 130153 
 17 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV 3CHEM 21251
CHEM 21231CHEM 23253
CHEM 23233ENGL 33303
CHEM 24014Minor Courses64
PHYS 11011PHYS 11021
PHYS 13013PHYS 13023
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 34384Component Area V 3
CHEM 44484Component Area IX 3
Elective4CHEM 44494
POLS 230573Minor Courses (Advanced)63
 POLS 230673
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 41001Component Area VIII 3
CHEM 44404CHEM 42602
CHEM Advanced Elective83-4CHEM 43673
Elective (Advanced)3CHEM 43953
Minor Courses (Advanced)63Elective (Advanced)3
 14-15 14
Total Hours: 120-121
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

5

Or general elective.

6

A minor requires 6 semester credit hours of coursework, a minimum of 18 semester credit hours (6 advanced) in an approved field.

7

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government). 

8

CHEM 3339, CHEM 3361, CHEM 3367, CHEM 3368, CHEM 4442, CHEM 4443 are recommended.

Note:  Students should use elective and minor hours to satisfy the 42-advanced hour requirement.  Advanced hours are 3000 and 4000 level courses.