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BS in Chemistry

The BS in Chemistry is a professional degree and is certified by the American Chemical Society. The student completing this major should be qualified to assume a position in industry or government as a chemist or to apply for admission to graduate school to pursue advanced studies leading to the MS or PhD degree.

The student considering going to a professional school who also wishes to complete this degree should elect appropriate courses as required by the professional school in addition to the courses required here.

Chemistry Courses (50 cr)

CHEM 111      General Chemistry I  (or CHEM 113 Advanced General Chemistry I) (4cr)
CHEM 112      General Chemistry II (or CHEM 114 Advanced General Chemistry II) (4cr)
CHEM 214      Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry  (3 cr)
CHEM 231      Organic Chemistry I  (4cr)
CHEM 232      Organic Chemistry II  (4 cr) 
CHEM 290      Chemistry Seminar I  (1 cr) 
CHEM 325      Analytical Chemistry I  (4 cr)  
CHEM 326      Analytical Chemistry II  (4 cr)  
CHEM 341      Physical Chemistry I (4 cr)  
CHEM 343      Physical Chemistry Laboratory I  (1 cr) 
CHEM 342      Physical Chemistry II (3 cr) 
CHEM 344      Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1 cr)  
CHEM 390      Chemistry Seminar II (1 cr)  
CHEM 411      Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr)  
CHEM 490      Chemistry Seminar III (1 cr)  
CHEM 498      Problems in Chemistry (2 cr)  
BIOC 301       Foundations of Biochemistry (3 cr)  

Controlled Electives: At least three credits from CHEM or BIOC at or above the 300-level.

Other Requirements (10 cr)

BIOL 202       Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology  (4 cr)  
MATH 225     Calculus III for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics  (3 cr) 
MATH 171, MATH 216, or MATH 241

Free Electives (16 cr)


Liberal Studies Requirements (44 cr) 

As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications:

Mathematics: MATH 125
Natural Sciences: PHYS 131/141-132/142
Liberal Studies electives: MATH 126, no courses with CHEM prefix

Helpful Documents

Chemistry BS Program
Chemistry BS Checklist
Chemistry BS Suggested Course Sequence


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