B.S. in Chemistry


CHEM1201, CHEM1202 General Chemistry I, II and CHEM1203, CHEM1204 General Chemistry Laboratory I, II will be waived for students who achieve a satisfactory score on the Advanced Placement Chemistry Test. These students will register for CHEM2261, CHEM2262 Organic Chemistry I, II and CHEM2263, CHEM2264 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, II and will elect a two-semester sequence in advanced chemistry electives in their seventh and eighth semesters.

Prerequisites: elementary and intermediate algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry and one unit each of chemistry and physics.

1st Semester (16 credits)

BIOL1251       General Biology I 
BIOL1253       General Biology I Lab
CHEM1201    General Chemistry I
CHEM1203    General Chemistry Lab I
MATH1201     Calculus I
ENWR1101     Academic Writing
UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life

2nd semester (16 credits)

BIOL1252        General Biology II 
BIOL1254        General Biology II Lab
CHEM1202     General Chemistry II
CHEM1204     General Chemistry Lab II
MATH2202     Calculus II
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life

3rd Semester (15 credits)

CHEM2261     Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263     Organic Chemistry I Lab
PHYS2203     University Physics I
PHYS2201     General Physics Lab I
ENGL2201     Masterpieces of World Lit. I
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives 

4th Semester (15 credits)

CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry Lab II
PHYS2204     University Physics II
PHYS2202     General Physics Lab II
UNIV2002   Global Issues

5th Semester (14 credits)

CHEM3281     Biochemistry I
CHEM3241     Physical Chemistry I
CHEM3243     Physical Chemistry Lab I
3Advanced Math Course
2Free Elective

6th Semester (17 credits)

CHEM3242     Physical Chemistry II
CHEM3244     Physical Chemistry Lab II
4Science Elective
2Free Elective (6 credits)

7th Semester (16 credits)

CHEM2211     Inorganic Chemistry I
1Humanities/Soc Sci Elective
CHEM3231/32     Analytical Chemistry & Lab
4Science Elective
Ethical and Moral Analysis
BIOL4405     5Ethics in Science

8th Semester (14 credits)

CHEM4233     Instrumental Analysis
CHEM4234     Instrumental Analysis Lab
CHEM4314     Inorganic Chemistry II
CHEM3314     Inorganic Chem Lab II
4Science Elective
SPCH____   4Oral Communication Elective 

1HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES:  Include courses in Social Sciences, History, Philosophy or Foreign Language at an intermediate level or above. (Foreign language is recommended for students intending to go to graduate school.)

2FREE ELECTIVES:  May be chosen from any courses offered at the University after consultation with an advisor, but may include no more than six credits of 1000-level biology courses. (Student may not take BIOL1101 -1102.)

3ADVANCED MATHEMATICS COURSE:  select one course, three credits, from the following:                                                      MATH2203        Calculus III                                            3 credits                                                                       MATH2337        Applied Statistics for Scientists             3 credits

4SCIENCE ELECTIVES:  Any upper-level (3000 or 4000) undergraduate or graduate science course or Independent Study.

5ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.

6ORAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.