Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Major in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science degree is designed to meet the needs of those students interested in chemistry that require advanced degrees at the masters and doctoral level. It is also an appropriate degree for students pursuing careers in engineering and material sciences. Independent research is an integral part of the junior/senior experience and is strongly encouraged at all levels.
 
Basic Courses: CHEM 103, 104, 205, 206, 301, 301L, 307, 307L, 308, 308L, 309, 309L, 330, 331, 411, 411L, 412, 412L, 421, 421L, 430, 431, and three hours selected from CHEM 302, 422, and 424.   Required related courses: MATH 117, 118, 216; PHYS 205, 206.

Suggested Program of Study

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Suggested Program for Bachelor of Science Degree

Freshman Year

CHEM 103

4

Gen Ed MATH 117

4

Gen Ed ENGL 101

3

Gen Ed IDC. 100

1

Gen Ed Social Science Elective

3
TOTAL 15

CHEM 104

4

MATH 118

4

Gen Ed HIST 116 or 117

3

Gen Ed IDC. 101

3

Gen Ed Fine Arts

3
TOTAL 17

Sophomore Year

CHEM 205

4

PHYS 205

4

Gen Ed English Literature 200-level

3

Gen Ed THEO 200

3

Elective*

3
TOTAL 17

CHEM 206

4

PHYS 206

4

MATH 216

3

Gen Ed IDC. 200

3

Gen Ed PHIL 160

3
TOTAL 17

Junior Year

CHEM 301

4

CHEM 307

4

CHEM 309

4

CHEM 330

1

Gen Ed Theology Elective

3
TOTAL 16

CHEM 308

4

CHEM 331

1

CHEM 421

4

Gen Ed IDC. 301

3

Gen Ed PHIL 301

3
TOTAL 15

Senior Year

CHEM 411

4

CHEM 430

1

Chemistry Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 17

CHEM 412

4

CHEM 431

1

Gen Ed IDC. 401

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 14

* Students planning to attend graduate school should use electives for mathematics and computer science courses.