2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Chemistry (BA/BS)

51-70 credits

American Chemical Society (ACS) concentration, 61-63 credits

This program prepares students for graduate study or careers in chemistry. Upon completion of the program, students are certified to the American Chemical Society (ACS) as having fulfilled the course of study described in “Objectives and Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Chemistry,” issued by the ACS Committee on Professional Training.

CHEM 111General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM 225Chemical Analysis

3

CHEM 231Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 1

3

CHEM 232Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 2

3

CHEM 241Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1: Fundamental Techniques

1

CHEM 242Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2: Synthesis and Characterization

1

CHEM 400Chemical Communications

1

CHEM 410Review of Chemistry Fundamentals

1

CHEM 420Chemical Instrumentation 1

3

CHEM 430Intermediate Organic Laboratory Techniques

2

CHEM 444Physical Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 445Physical Chemistry 2

4

CHEM 450Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 454Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Synthesis Laboratory

2

CHEM 463Principles of Biochemistry 1

3

CHEM 465Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques

2

1 credit from 300- or 400-level approved CHEM course

Total Credit Hours:45

Other requirements

MATH 165Calculus 1

4

MATH 166Calculus 2

4

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PHYC 112General Physics 2

4

or

PHYC 120General Physics 1

5

PHYC 122General Physics 2

5

Total Credit Hours:8-10

Additional credits in CHEM 470, Independent Study and Research, are recommended. Students who take CHEM 230, 231 and 241 must have completed CHEM 112 with a grade of C or better; students who take CHEM 232 and 242 must have completed CHEM 231 with a grade of C- or better; students who take CHEM 360 and 361 must have completed CHEM 230 or 232 with a grade of C- or better; students who take CHEM 430 must have completed both CHEM 232 and 242 with a grade of C- or better.

General chemistry concentration, 51-53 credits

CHEM 111General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM 225Chemical Analysis

3

CHEM 231Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 1

3

CHEM 232Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 2

3

CHEM 241Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1: Fundamental Techniques

1

CHEM 242Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2: Synthesis and Characterization

1

CHEM 400Chemical Communications

1

CHEM 410Review of Chemistry Fundamentals

1

CHEM 444Physical Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 445Physical Chemistry 2

4

5 credits from

CHEM 420Chemical Instrumentation 1

3

CHEM 430Intermediate Organic Laboratory Techniques

2

CHEM 450Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 454Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallic Synthesis Laboratory

2

CHEM 463Principles of Biochemistry 1

3

CHEM 465Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques

2

1 credit from 300- or 400-level approved CHEM course

Other requirements

MATH 165Calculus 1

4

MATH 166Calculus 2

4

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PHYC 112General Physics 2

4

or

PHYC 120General Physics 1

5

PHYC 122General Physics 2

5

Total Credit Hours:8-10

Additional credits in CHEM 470, Independent Study and Research, are recommended. Students who take CHEM 230, 231 and 241 must have completed CHEM 112 with a grade of C or better; students who take CHEM 232 and 242 must have completed CHEM 231 with a grade of C- or better; students who take CHEM 360 and 361 must have completed CHEM 230 or 232 with a grade of C- or better; students who take CHEM 430 must have completed both CHEM 232 and 242 with a grade of C- or better.

Biochemistry concentration, 68-70 credits

CHEM 111General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM 225Chemical Analysis

3

CHEM 231Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 1

3

CHEM 232Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 2

3

CHEM 241Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1: Fundamental Techniques

1

CHEM 242Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2: Synthesis and Characterization

1

CHEM 400Chemical Communications

1

CHEM 410Review of Chemistry Fundamentals

1

CHEM 444Physical Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 445Physical Chemistry 2

4

CHEM 463Principles of Biochemistry 1

3

CHEM 464Principles of Biochemistry 2

3

CHEM 465Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques

2

Total Credit Hours:37

Other requirements

BIO 111Principles of Biology 1

4

BIO 112Principles of Biology 2

4

BIO 215Cell Biology

3

BIO 457Molecular Biology

4

MATH 165Calculus 1

4

MATH 166Calculus 2

4

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PHYC 112General Physics 2

4

or

PHYC 120General Physics 1

5

PHYC 122General Physics 2

5

Total Credit Hours:8-10

Additional credits from BIO 112 and 400-level chemistry courses such as CHEM 470, Independent Study and Research, are recommended. Students who take CHEM 230, 231 and 241 must have completed CHEM 112 with a grade of C or better; students who take CHEM 232 and 242 must have completed CHEM 231 with a grade of C- or better; students who take CHEM 360 and 361 must have completed CHEM 230 or 232 with a grade of C- or better; students who take CHEM 430 must have completed both CHEM 232 and 242 with a grade of C- or better.

Total Credit Hours: 51-70