Undergraduate Catalog

B.S. in Chemistry

Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry provides an opportunity for a chemistry major to take a more rigorous calculus-based course of study in chemistry. 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.

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 5
Major and Required Courses 72
Free Elective Courses 10
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.S. Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry provides an opportunity for a chemistry major to take a more rigorous calculus-based course of study in chemistry. 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 towards the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104.

Required chemistry courses 39 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 240Computer Applications for Scientists

3-4

CHE 307Analytical Chemistry I

3

CHE 308Analytical Chemistry II

3

CHE 309Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I

2

CHE 310Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II

2

CHE 322Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHE 331Physical Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHE 332Physical Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHE 333Physical Chemistry Lab I

1

CHE 334Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

1

STM 403Senior Capstone

3

Choose one course from the following:

CHE 325Biochemistry: Proteins and DNA

3

CHE 326Biochemistry: Nutrients and Metabolism

3

Required related courses 27 hours

BIO 107Principles of Biology for Science Majors I

4

BIO 201Research Methods in the Sciences

4

MAT 150Calculus I

4

MAT 205Calculus II

4

PHY 151Physics I

3

PHY 152Physics II

3

PHY 153Physics I Laboratory

1

PHY 154Physics II Laboratory

1

BIO 201: Four hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 230

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

CHE 420Pharmacology

3

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

Mathematics

MAT 206Calculus III

4

MAT 313Introduction to Probability

3

MAT 314Applied Statistics I

3

MAT 361Numerical Analysis

3

Programming

ITS 110Programming Fundamentals

3

ITS 211Programming Language I

3

ITS 212Programming Language II

3

ITS 252Introduction to Web Technologies

3

ITS 352Web Programming

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

Recommended courses

ITS 211Programming Language I

3

ITS 212Programming Language II

3

MAT 206Calculus III

4