Bachelor of Science with Major in Chemistry

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES guidelines and course listings)

II. The Following Curriculum:

Major Requirements — 43 hours (Option A) or 40 hours (Option B) of Chemistry and Biochemistry including:

Option A. Physical Science Emphasis

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry 1
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 165 Calculus I 1 4
Essential Studies and Other Electives 2 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
Essential Studies and Other Electives 2 3
 Credits14
Sophomore Year
First Semester
CHEM 333
333L
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 341
341L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 361 Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry I 1
PHYS 251 University Physics I 4
MATH 265 Calculus III 4
 Credits17
Second Semester
CHEM 342
342L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHEM 362 Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry II 1
PHYS 252 University Physics II 4
Essential Studies and Other Electives 2,4 5
 Credits14
Junior Year
First Semester
CHEM 443 Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry 3 2
CHEM 470 Thermodynamics & Kinetics 3
CHEM 470R Thermodynamics & Kinetics Recitation 1
First Semester of a Foreign Language 5 4
Essential Studies and Other Electives 2,4 5
 Credits15
Second Semester
CHEM 441 Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy 3 2
CHEM 471 Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy 6 3
CHEM 471R Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy Recitation 6 1
CHEM 462 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 3
Second Semester of a Foreign Language 5 4
Essential Studies and Other Electives 2,4 2
 Credits15
Senior Year
First Semester
Essential Studies and Other Electives 4 15
 Credits15
Second Semester
CHEM 442 Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry 3 2
CHEM 495 Chemistry Capstone 3
Essential Studies and Other Electives 4 10
 Credits15
 Total Credits120
1

If a student is not ready for MATH 165 Calculus I, the math sequence may be moved back one semester and MATH 107 Precalculus (also MATH 103 College Algebra, if needed) should be taken in the first semester.

2

Suggested electives are courses in Physics, Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Computer  Science, Chemical Engineering, Business Management, and Speech.

3

Chem 44X (CHEM 441 Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy, CHEM 442 Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry and CHEM 443 Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) courses are offered within a regular, two-year cycle. Students can take Chem 44X courses in any order. To complete the degree in four years, students must begin taking the first available Chem 44x course of the cycle in their Junior year (at the latest).

4

Other undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemistry may be taken as electives. Inorganic Chemistry I (Chem 254/L) is especially recommended for broader chemistry knowledge. If the Chemistry Capstone (Chem 495) is not taken for Essential Studies fulfillment, then one credit hour must be taken of either Special Problems in Chemistry (Chem 392) or Senior Research (Chem 492).

5

Two semesters of a foreign language are required. If a student wishes to pursue Study Abroad, taking language courses earlier is recommended.

6

Chem 471 and 471R are offered in spring odd years.

Option B. Biochemistry Emphasis

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry 1
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
BIOL 150
150L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory 2
4
Essential Studies Electives 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MATH 146 Applied Calculus I 1 3
BIOL 151
151L
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory 2
4
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
 Credits14
Sophomore Year
First Semester
CHEM 333
333L
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 341
341L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 361 Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry I 1
PHYS 211 College Physics I 4
Essential Studies and Other Electives 3 3
 Credits16
Second Semester
CHEM 342
342L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHEM 362 Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry II 1
PHYS 212 College Physics II 4
Essential Studies and Other Electives 3 6
 Credits15
Junior Year
First Semester
BIOL 315
Genetics 4
or Cell Biology
3
First Semester of a Foreign Language 5 4
Essential Studies and Other Electives 3 9
 Credits16
Second Semester
BIMD 301 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 466 Fundamentals of Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 3
CHEM 467 Survey of Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
Second Semester of a Foreign Language 5 4
Essential Studies and Other Electives 3 3
 Credits15
Senior Year
First Semester
BIMD 401 Advanced Biochemistry 3
BIMD 494 Directed Studies 2
Essential Studies and Other Electives 3 9
 Credits14
Second Semester
CHEM 495 Chemistry Capstone 3
Essential Studies and Other Electives 3 12
 Credits15
 Total Credits120
1

If a student is not ready for MATH 146 Applied Calculus I, MATH 103 College Algebra should be taken in the first semester. If a student would like the option to change into the B.S. in Chemistry or the B.S. with a Major in Chemistry with emphasis on the Physical Science Option at a later date, be aware that MATH 165 Calculus I, MATH 166 Calculus II, and MATH 265 Calculus III are required. If a student who begins either the B.S. in Chemistry or the B.S. with a Major in Chemistry with emphasis on the Physical Science Option wishes to change into the Biochemistry Option, MATH 165 Calculus I will substitute for MATH 146 Applied Calculus I.

2

BIOL 150 General Biology I and BIOL 151 General Biology II can be taken in the sophomore year. They are prerequisites to other required biology courses.

3

Other undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemistry may be taken as electives. Inorganic Chemistry I (Chem 254/L) is especially recommended for broader chemistry knowledge. Other suggested electives are courses in Physics, Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Languages, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Business Management, and Speech.

4

Instead of BIOL 341 Cell Biology or BIOL 315 Genetics, students may take  BIMD 302 General Microbiology Lecture and BIMD 302L General Microbiology Laboratory.

5

Two semesters of a foreign language are required. If a student wishes to pursue Study Abroad, taking language courses earlier is recommended.