Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in Chemistry

Overview

Chemistry is the study of the composition and reactions of substances. The study of chemistry can apply to a wide variety of fields, including forensic science, environmental studies, the development and testing of medicines, chemical engineering, agriculture and food processing, and research into new energy sources.

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 5
Major and Required Courses 56
Free Elective Courses 19
TOTAL 120*

*Category totals do not add up to 120 because required pre-major and major courses overlap with GSR requirements. For MAT 130, three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104.

Requirements for a Major in Chemistry with a B.A. Degree

This option prepares the student for graduate study in chemistry and for most entry-level positions as chemists in industry and government.

For continuation in the major, the student must maintain a cumulative degree average of 2.0 or better in chemistry courses numbered 300 and above.

Required pre-major courses 5 hours

A grade of C or higher in CHE 107 and CHE 109 or a letter of recommendation from our chemistry faculty.

CHE 107General Chemistry I

3

CHE 109General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

MAT 130Precalculus

4

MAT 130: Three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104.

Required chemistry courses 30 hours

CHE 108General Chemistry II

3

CHE 110General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

CHE 201Internship in Chemistry I

0

CHE 202Internship in Chemistry II

0

CHE 211Organic Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHE 212Organic Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHE 213Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHE 214Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

1

CHE 307Analytical Chemistry I

3

CHE 308Analytical Chemistry II

3

CHE 309Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I

2

CHE 310Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II

2

CHE 331Physical Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHE 332Physical Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHE 333Physical Chemistry Lab I

1

CHE 334Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

1

Elective chemistry courses 4 hours

Choose four hours:

CHE 250Introduction to Forensic Science

4

CHE 315Organic Spectroscopy

3

CHE 322Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHE 325Biochemistry: Proteins and DNA

3

CHE 326Biochemistry: Nutrients and Metabolism

3

CHE 327Biochemistry Laboratory I

1

CHE 328Biochemistry Laboratory II

1

CHE 341Advanced Organic Chemistry I

2

CHE 342Advanced Organic Chemistry II

2

CHE 420Pharmacology

3

CHE 495Special Topics

1-5

Required related courses 16 hours

MAT 150Calculus I

4

MAT 205Calculus II

4

PHY 107General Physics I

3

PHY 108General Physics II

3

PHY 109General Physics Laboratory I

1

PHY 110General Physics Laboratory II

1

Required Electives:

Choose a minimum of 6 credits from the following list or substitute other courses with the approval of the program director.

Biomedical/Life Sciences

BIO 211Genetics

4

BIO 221Microbiology

5

BIO 233Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO 333Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

Forensics

CHE 250Introduction to Forensic Science

4

PHI 359Philosophy of Punishment

3

SOC 151Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3

SOC 243Sociology of Deviance

3

Writing

ENG 250Introduction to Public and Professional Writing

3

ENG 260Introduction to Layout and Design for Writers

3-4

ENG 345Business and Technical Writing

3-4

ENG 360Writing for Digital Media

3

ENG 365Writing for Social Media

3

ENG 370Multimedia Composition

3

ENG 375Media Literacy

3-4

Programming

ITS 110Programming Fundamentals

3

ITS 211Programming Language I

3

ITS 212Programming Language II

3

ITS 252Intro to Web Technologies

3

ITS 352Web Programming

3

Mathematics

MAT 206Calculus III

4

MAT 313Introduction to Probability

3

MAT 314Applied Statistics I

3

MAT 361Numerical Analysis

3

Recommended Courses

ITS 101Computer Applications I

3

ITS 110Programming Fundamentals

3

MAT 206Calculus III

4