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Chemistry-Bachelor of Science Major

Graduates in the Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry will have acquired broad foundation knowledge in the chemical and physical sciences, and the knowledge and skills to either continue graduate education or obtain employment in their professional fields. Students in the Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry choose one of three emphasis areas. Each emphasis consists of a common core and specialized coursework in the emphasis of choice.

CHEMISTRY CORE

54 Credits
CH 111, 113,
114, 115 College Chemistry and Lab
CH 211, 213, 
214, 215 Organic Chemistry and Lab 
CH 305, 306 Biochemistry I and Lab 
CH 310, 311 Quantitative Analysis and Lab 
CH 344, 345 Analytical Chemistry I and Lab 
CH 360, 361 Physical Chemistry I and Lab 
CH 427, 428 Coordinating Seminar 
MA 175, 176 Calculus I, II 
PS 200, 201,
202, 203 College Physics and Lab

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CHEMISTRY EMPHASIS (American Chemical Society Curriculum) 

18 Additional Credits to Chemistry Core
This program offers a comprehensive background for students wishing to pursue industrial chemical careers or graduate school in the chemical sciences.

Requirements
Chemistry Core plus
 
CH 362, 363 Physical Chemistry II and Lab 
CH 413, 414 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Lab
CH 417 Introduction to Polymers 
CH 444, 445 Analytical Chemistry II and Lab 
MA 277 Calculus III 
OR
MA 221 Statistics I

 

 

BIOCHEMISTRY EMPHASIS

18 Additional Credits to Chemistry Core
This program offers a comprehensive background for students wishing to pursue research careers in biochemistry, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, toxicology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and other areas of biochemical and biomedical research. All these areas require graduate work.

Requirements
Chemistry Core plus:
 
CH 362, 363 Physical Chemistry II and Lab 
CH 405, 406 Biochemistry II and Lab 
CH 407 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 
BI 112, 113 General Biology II and Lab
BI 270, 271 Cell Biology and Lab

It is recommended that students in the biochemistry emphasis take the following courses: BI 350 Genetics 
BI 460 Endocrinology
MA 221 Statistics I

CHEMISTRY PRE-PROFESSIONAL EMPHASIS

23 Additional Credits to Chemistry Core
This program offers a comprehensive background for students wishing to attend Medical, Dental, Veterinary, or Graduate Schools.

Requirements: 
Chemistry Core plus 
CH 405, 406 Biochemistry II and Lab 
BI 112, 113 General Biology II and Lab 
BI 270, 271 Cell Biology and Lab 
BI 300, 301 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab 
BI 302, 303 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab 
BI 350 Genetics