Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- This sequence includes the chemistry courses required for the ACS (American Chemical Society) Approved Bachelor of Science Degree.
- Research experience is highly recommended.
- A total of two upper-level electives (e.g. research) are required with completion of CHE 301/445/496. At least one elective in chemistry must include laboratory exercises.
- Completion of University Requirements and 21-22 elective credits completes the minimum of 120 credits for the degree.
Requirements and Cognates
First yearPrecalculus (MAT 122 - fall)*
Calculus I (MAT 150 - spring)
Second yearOrganic Chemistry I & II (CHE 260/261 - fall/spring)
Quantitative Analysis (CHE 240 - fall or spring)
Calculus II & III (MAT 151/252 - fall/spring)
Physics I & II (PHY 230/231 - fall/spring)
Preparation of Scientific Documents for Chemistry (CHE 301)
Third yearInorganic Chemistry (CHE 435/436 - fall/spring)
or Physical Chemistry I & II (CHE 370/371/372/373 - fall/spring)
Biochemistry I (CHE 450 - fall)
Fourth yearPhysical Chemistry I & II (CHE 370/371/372/373 - fall/spring)
or Inorganic Chemistry (CHE 435/436 - fall/spring)
Chemistry Seminar (CHE 496 - fall)
Chemical Hazards and Laboratory Safety (CHE 445 - spring)
Upper-Level ElectivesEnvironmental Chemistry (CHE 340 - spring)
Instrumental Analysis (CHE 440 - spring)
Biochemistry II (CHE 451 - spring)
Medicinal Chemistry (CHE 456 - fall)
Inorganic Chemistry II
Chemical Research (CHE 490/491 - fall/spring)**
but meets the lab elective requirement and is strongly suggested as an elective in the fourth year.