Chemistry

Bachelor of Science
School of Sciences and Social Sciences

The B.S. in Chemistry should serve as a general preparation for a professional scientist. The major was designed according to guidelines from the American Chemical Society (ACS) to be rigorous, yet flexible enough to allow for preparation for immediate employment, graduate study, or work in an allied profession.

From the introductory through the advanced level of courses, students have access to the instrumentation and facilities of the department. The faculty values a hands-on approach to chemical education. The major is structured to provide a strong background for work culminating in a final year, which is flexible enough to allow faculty-directed independent research or interdisciplinary study.

Students considering a major in Chemistry should consult a member of the faculty for advice on the sequence of courses, as the courses in related fields described below are prerequisites for upper-level study.

INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

40 credits minimum

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

72 credits

Core Courses

48 credits

INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 342 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 363 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 375 Biochemistry
CHEM 421 Advanced Synthetic Chemistry
CHEM 454 Instrumental Analysis
Select one from the following:

  • CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry III
  • CHEM 333 Medicinal Chemistry
  • CHEM 373 Polymer Chemistry

Related Field

24 credits

BIO 110 Molecules and Cells
MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
MATH 151 Calculus I
MATH 152 Calculus II
Select one pair from the following:

  • INPHYS 141 College Physics I and PHYS 142 College Physics II
    or
  • INPHYS 241 University Physics I and PHYS 242 University Physics II

ELECTIVES

Select additional courses to reach a total of 120 credits.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

120 credits