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 (this would include 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 122 credits for the degree.

(*Starting point: math placement in Precalculus)

(**Research is not a requirement for ACS Approved Degrees or completion of the Chemistry Concentration, but meets the lab elective requirement and is strongly suggested as an elective in the fourth year.)

 

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First year requirements and cognates: 

  • General Chemistry I & II (CHE 120/121 - fall/spring)


    Precalculus* (MAT 122 - fall)

    Calculus I (MAT 150 - spring)


 

 

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Second year requirements and cognates: 

Organic 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)


 

 

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Third year requirements:

Physical Chemistry I & II (CHE 370/371/372/373 - fall/spring)

Biochemistry I (CHE 450 - fall)

Upper-Level Electives:

Environmental Chemistry (CHE 340 - spring)

Instrumental Analysis (CHE 440 - spring) 

Biochemistry II (CHE 451 - spring)

Medicinal Chemistry (CHE 456 - fall)

Special Topics (CHE 498 - see current catalogue)

 


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Fourth year requirements:

Inorganic Chemistry (CHE 435/436 - fall/spring)

Chemistry Seminar (CHE 496 - fall)

Chemical Hazards and Laboratory Safety (CHE 445 - spring)

Upper-Level Electives (see above):

Chemical Research (CHE 490/491 - fall/spring)**