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) 13
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 (Component Area Option) 14
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: Foundation
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 4260Advanced Integrated Laboratory2
CHEM 4327Polymer Chemistry3
CHEM 4367Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 4395Undergrad Research In Chem3
CHEM 4440Instrumental Analytical Chem4
CHEM 4448Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 4449Physical Chemistry II4
Electives: Advanced
Advanced Electives6
Electives: General
UNIV 1101Learning Frameworks (or general elective) 51
General Electives6
Minor: Required
A minor, including 6 advanced hours 3,410
Total Hours120
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) as well as 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 Major requirement.

3

A minor generally requires six semesters of coursework, a minimum of 18 credits (six advanced) in approved field.  Students should use elective and minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.  Advanced hours are 3000 and 4000-level courses. a minor in MATH, as a common example, requires 10 additional hours beyond MATH 1420 and MATH 1430

4

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Chemistry.

5

Or general elective. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

A grade of C or higher is required for CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, CHEM 2323, CHEM 2123, CHEM 2325, CHEM 2125, CHEM 2401, and CHEM 4448, and in all required Physics and Mathematics courses.

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. Advanced hours are 3000 and 4000-level courses. 

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 110151 
 15 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3CHEM 21251
CHEM 21231CHEM 23253
CHEM 23233ENGL 33303
CHEM 24014Minor6,74
PHYS 11011PHYS 11021
PHYS 13013PHYS 13023
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 34384Component Area V3
CHEM 44484Component Area IX3
Elective (General)3CHEM 44494
Elective (General)3Minor Advanced 6,73
POLS 230583POLS 230683
 17 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 41001Component Area VIII3
CHEM 44404CHEM 42602
CHEM 43273CHEM 43673
Elective (Advanced)3CHEM 43953
Minor Advanced6,73Elective (Advanced)3
 14 14
Total Hours: 120
1

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

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), and one semester credit hour Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) as well as the Degree Specific requirement.

5

Or general elective.

6

A minor generally requires six semesters of coursework, a minimum of 18 credits (six advanced) in approved field.  Students should use elective and minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.  Advanced hours are 3000 and 4000-level courses. a minor in MATH, as a common example, requires 10 additional hours beyond MATH 1420 and MATH 1430

7

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Chemistry.

8

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

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

A grade of C or higher is required for CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, CHEM 2323, CHEM 2123, CHEM 2325, CHEM 2125, CHEM 2401, and CHEM 4448, and in all required Physics and Mathematics courses. 

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. Advanced hours are 3000 and 4000-level courses. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Chemistry for Professional Chemists is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Work safely with standard chemicals in a chemistry laboratory.
  • Keep thorough and accurate records of chemistry experiments.
  • Write final research reports and orally present results of experiments.
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data, including spectrophotometric data.
  • Understand the use of the major methods of purification of chemical compounds, including chromatographic techniques.